Sesame paste


Black or white roasted sesame seeds, ½ cup
Roasted peanuts, ½ cup
Black sugar, 1 tablespoon
Oil, 120ml
Salt 1 teaspoon


1. Grind the sesame seeds and peanuts in a food processor until very fine.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.

Additional Notes

1. The sauce can be used with noodles, blanched vegetables, and grilled meats – and as a hot pot dipping and so on.
2. Chopped garlic, ginger, chili, soy sauce, vinegar, and so on can be added into the sesame paste to create different flavors.
3. For cold noodle sauce: 2 tablespoons sesame paste, 30 cc water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1 mashed clove of garlic. After the noodles are cooked, soak them in the icy water. And then mix with the sauce.
4. You can substitute other kinds of nuts for the peanuts to create different flavors.

Additional Information

Sesame paste is very common in Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine – it can be compared to Tahini in Middle Eastern cuisine. This very fragrant paste takes no more than a few minutes to make. Taiwanese people often use sesame paste as a general flavoring like pesto, for example served on top of cooked noodles, or as a dipping sauce for hot pot, chicken salad, or grilled dishes.

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thanks for sharing!

thanks for sharing!

I could eat this with a spoon

I could eat this with a spoon and nothing else!

Thank you for this recipe. If

Thank you for this recipe.
If we would like to prepare the sesame seeds and peanuts ourselves, do we do the following steps:
(1) wash them
(2) soak them overnight in filtered water
(3) toast them?
How do we toast them in a skillet?
How do we toast them in the oven? at what temperature?
Hope you could share with us the above.
Thank you!

If you use raw sesame seeds

If you use raw sesame seeds and peanuts,

1. Wash them

2. You do not need to soak them over night, just make sure there is no dirt.

3. For Sesame Seeds: Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet at very low heat and stir occassionally, until you can smell a very nice fragrance from them. Then they're ready.

4. For Peanuts: To toast the peanuts, takes a little bit more time. Use very heat and stir occassionally, until the peanuts turn brown.

5. I don't usually toast them in an oven.

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