Japanese Sesame Steak Sauce

    5 mins

    This sesame-flavoured beef dipping sauce is an imitation of a classic often served at Japanese restaurants and also at a popular chain of steakhouses in Alberta, Canada. Though it may seem odd at first, you too will soon fall in love with the mixture of flavours!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
    • 2 tablespoons Japanese soya sauce
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 pinch paprika
    • 1/4 cup water, or as needed

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Whisk the tahini (sesame seed paste), soya sauce, mayonnaise, garlic, ginger, and paprika together in a bowl. Gradually stir the water into the mixture until you reach a desired consistency. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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    I am in LOVE with this sauce and frequent the restuarant that it is served at, just for this sauce. Now I can finally make it at home! Upon first taste it tasted a little heavy on the ginger, but letting it sit for about 20 minutes in the fridge made all the flavors meld. LOVE IT! Thanks so much, my search is over. Try it, you won't like steak without it after trying it!  -  05 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I am sorry but I just didn't care for this sauce as written. I found that, for me, it was very strongly tahini flavoured and a bit gritty in texture. But, I kept adding quite a bit of mayonnaise, about 1 tsp sesame oil, more garlic, and about 1 Tbsp very finely minced fresh ginger. So, in the end, I am afraid I completely changed the recipe but made it more appropriate for our tastes. I used it as a dip for toasted ravioli which is also on this site, and it was a nice compliment. Thank you, Laurieloo for posting this recipe.  -  24 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was disappointed. I lived ia alberta for 25 years and had fun trying to guess which restaurant this is from. My guess is "The Keg" but I have been gone for a long time so who knows, there coukd be a whole new chain I don't know about!! As far as this recipe, I didn't like it. I did add sugar and a little balsamic vinegar which helped. Te each their own taste I guess.  -  15 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)