Chinese sesame paste adds nuttiness and creaminess to these Sesame Paste Recipes!
Learn how to make authentic dishes like sesame noodles and Bang Bang chicken!
What is Sesame Paste?
Sesame paste, also known as Chinese sesame paste or Japanese sesame paste, is a popular condiment in Asian cuisine. Although they are referred to differently, they are exactly the same.
Sesame Paste vs. Tahini
Chinese sesame paste is thick and made from toasted white sesame seeds, while Middle Eastern Tahini is smoother and made from raw sesame seeds.
The Chinese version is darker, nuttier, and much more flavorful.
How to use it?
Chinese cooks use sesame paste in noodle dishes, hot pot dipping sauces, salad dressings, and various meat dishes. It can also be used in baked goods and desserts.
These 10-minute sesame noodles are a Shanghainese classic and one of my favorite Sesame Paste Recipes!
They feature freshly boiled noodles coated in a creamy sauce made from toasted sesame paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
It's a meatless dish but packs a ton of umami from the various seasonings.
Serve with green onions and Lao Gan Ma chili oil for a flavorful and fresh meal!
This Bang Bang Chicken recipe is simply delicious, with tender poached chicken and crunchy cucumbers dressed in a fiery chili sesame sauce.
The dressing is simple to make and packs a ton of flavor. You'll love the contrast between the creamy sesame sauce and the bright black vinegar, which balances all the flavors.
Serve with a fresh rice bowl for a delicious and balanced meal for your entire family!
Chinese cold noodles are a popular dish during the hot summer months.
It can be served as a side dish without toppings, or you can garnish it with seasonal fresh produce and serve it as a main course.
The nutty and savory sauce has a hint of sweetness and spice, which will satisfy your taste buds! It's so good that you'll want to drizzle it over everything!
Shaobing, a layered Chinese flatbread, is a traditional Chinese dish. The taste and shape of Shaobing vary depending on where you go.
It can be round or oval, stuffed or unstuffed, and topped with toasted sesame seeds.
To make, create a smooth dough, allow it to rise, roll it out, and stuff it with sesame paste and Sichuan pepper. The dough should be sliced, sealed, and shaped. For a crispy texture, bake or pan-fry.
Enjoy with soups, porridge, or stuffed with meats or veggies!
This sesame chicken recipe is just as crispy as takeout, but it's oven-fried rather than deep-fried, and this homemade sesame chicken sauce is even better!
Marinate chicken in a cornstarch, sesame paste, salt, and Shaoxing wine mixture, then coat with flour, sesame seeds, and white pepper before baking.
Make the sauce with garlic, Shaoxing wine, chicken stock, sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
Toss everything together and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions!
Tender steamed eggplant is smothered in a slightly sour and sweet gingery garlicky nutty sauce. It's super fast to make!
Simply steam eggplant sticks until tender, then make a sauce with sesame paste, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and chili oil. Pour the sauce over the steamed eggplant and enjoy!
For extra flavor, serve with green onions, sesame seeds, and chili oil!
Chinese Cabbage with Sesame Dressing is a quick and easy salad that only takes 10 minutes to make!
To make it, slice Chinese cabbage, mix it with sesame paste, honey, sugar, vinegar, and salt, and finish with a sprinkle of cooked sesame seeds.
Serve this as a refreshing side dish or a light salad for one of the easiest sesame paste recipes.
Try this Hot Dry Noodles recipe! You'll have chewy noodles coated in a savory sesame sauce with pickled veggies, garlic, chili oil, and more in just 35 minutes.
It's a popular breakfast dish in Hubei Province.
Prepare the sauce by combining sesame paste, soy sauce, and sugar, then boil the noodles and toss them with the sauce.
You can add green onions and cilantro to give it color and flavor!
This spicy Sichuan Okra Salad recipe is an easy and delicious Chinese-style cold dish.
Try this new way to cook okra!
Blanching the okra gives it a bright green color, and its natural gooeyness thickens the sauce. Serve this vegetarian as a cold appetizer for a Chinese meal.
Chinese potato noodles in sesame sauce is a signature Northern Chinese dish with a fun texture, many colorful vegetables, and a rich and nutty sesame-wasabi dressing.
In the summer, it's ideal as a light main dish or salad or as an appetizer for a multi-course meal.
Try these soft cinnamon rolls with a crispy crust made with milk bread stuffed with cinnamon sugar and buttery sesame paste. Ready in 25 minutes!
Simply prepare the dough, roll it out, sprinkle it with sesame paste and cinnamon sugar, roll it up, and cut it into 12 rolls.
Cook for 25 minutes until golden, then drizzle with a sesame-infused glaze. Serve these irresistible rolls warm from the oven for a tasty treat!
This is an adaptation of the well-known Sichuan dish, Dan Dan Noodles or dan dan mian. It's a rich and flavorful Japanese ramen noodle soup with savory toppings and a spicy and creamy broth.
Doubanjiang is the most essential ingredient of this tantanmen. It gives it spiciness and umami. Sesame paste and soy milk are responsible for the soup broth's distinctive color.
Garnished with green vegetables and stir-fried pork for a healthy and balanced meal!
This Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream combines the floral notes of Sichuan pepper with the sweetness of ice cream. It sounds weird, but it works!
It's made by infusing milk with Sichuan peppercorns and churning it into ice cream.
Serve it with a generous drizzle of brown sugar and sesame paste swirl!
14. Dan Dan Noodles
China's Sichuan province is known for its famous street food, dan dan noodles! They're a flavor explosion of slick noodles tossed in a flavorful sesame-chili sauce and pork.
To begin, prepare the sauce and ingredients except for the noodles. Finally, just before serving, boil the noodles and mix everything.
Serve as a hearty main course or a fancy lunch!
This simple recipe features creamy sesame paste mixed with Japanese soba noodles and pan-fried chicken on top.
There are only five ingredients, and you probably already have most of them in your pantry, so there's no need to make a special trip to the Asian market.
Serve with scallions, leafy greens, and sesame oil for a healthy meal you'll want to make repeatedly.
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