Just Sprinkle and Mix! All-Purpose Namul Flavor Base

Just Sprinkle and Mix! All-Purpose Namul Flavor Base

This namul flavor base keeps for a long time. With this stocked, you can easily and quickly make a small amount of namul for bentos with no waste! You can boil or stir-fry the vegetables.


Roasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoons
Ground sesame seeds
3 tablespoons
Garlic powder
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
1 heaping teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Chinese soup stock granules
2/3 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon


1. Combine all of the ingredients in a frying pan. Use your choice of chicken stock, dashida, MSG, instead of the Chinese soup stock! You can even omit it if you want.
2. Once all of the sesame seeds have become wet, turn on the heat. There is very little moisture, so it will burn very easily. Keep the heat on very low and slowly toast the ingredients until cooked.
3. Once it becomes crumbly and dry, turn off the heat. If it still feels damp when you touch it, it's not done yet.
4. If you leave it in the frying pan it will continue cooking with the residual heat and turn brown, so please transfer it to a storage jar.
5. You can store it at room temperature, but keeping it in the refrigerator will keep it out of the humidity and is safer. Before using it, shake it well.
6. How to Use: Add the namul sauce granules and sesame oil to boiled vegetables. Or you can stir-fry vegetables and season with the namul granules.
7. Use the granules to make this bean sprout mixed namul. Recipe ID: 2357844.
8. The photo looks almost completely the same, but this is a flavor base for making goma-ae (cooked vegetables with sesame sauce). Recipe ID: 2354533.
9. You can easily make Chinese-style dressing using the namul base. Recipe ID: 2370256.
10. Tomato Namul - Recipe ID: 2584152.
11. Avocado & Silken Tofu Namul - Recipe ID: 2583069.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had made some sesame sauce granules and thought that namul granules would also be good to have. So I tried making it and it came out to be so convenient and useful. It also tastes good when the vegetables are stir-fried, so when boiling vegetables for your bento lunchbox is too much work, you can quickly fry them with sesame oil and season them with these granules. They are also convenient to use as a rice topping or for rice balls.