Goma Dressing Recipe (ごまドレ) – Japanese Sesame Dressing

Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken

This Japanese Goma (Sesame) sauce is perfect as a dressing for salads or topping for chicken and vegetable dishes. It’s super easy to make and you can enjoy it as a homemade organic dressing anytime.

We call this sauce Goma dressing, or in Japanese ごまドレ (pronounced GO-MA-DO-RE). Goma is the Japanese word for sesame and Dore is the shortened word of Doresshingu (the Japanese word for dressing). This type of dressing is very popular and frequently used on Japanese dishes and salads. You will find it used in most restaurants for a salad dressing. The Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing of Japan. 😉

You could usually find sesame dressing at Japanese grocery stores, but why not just make it yourself as it’s very easy to make and also you can easily make an organic version if you use all organic ingredients. And of course, it will not have MSG! Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken

Goma Dressing (Japanese Sesame Dressing)

My addictive Japanese Goma dressing goes well with chicken, vegetables, and salads!
You can find Goma dressing at some asian supermarkets, but why not make it yourself. Use the best ingredients and make an organic, NO MSG sauce at home!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people


  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Mixing Bowl (Small)


  • 4 tbsp Japanese Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds Grated
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds Roasted/Toasted
  • 2 tbsp Miso
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil Roasted/Toasted
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Dashi Powder



  • If you don't have grated sesame seeds, grate them with a mortar and pestle.
    Mortar and Pestle


  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until blended and smooth.
    Japanese Sesame Goma Dressing
  • Try it as a salad dressing or on some boiled chicken or vegetables! Serve it either chilled or at room temperature.
    Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken


If you can’t get Japanese mayonnaise, you can easily make it yourself with this recipe: Organic Japanese Mayonnaise Recipe.
For this recipe, I recommend the Kayanoya brand for the Dashi powder. You can buy it here: Kayanoya no Dashi powder.
If you don’t have a mortar and pestle already, I recommend this one: Mortar and Pestle.
Keyword Dipping sauce, Dressing, Easy, Japanese, Mayonnaise, Miso, Sesame

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