Garlic Sesame Soy Dressing
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Garlic Sesame Soy DressingThis sauce is a SUPER EASY staple to have in your repertoire. Perhaps you’ll measure for the first few times you make it, but soon enough you will find that you can easily toss together a rough proportion, or even experiment with some of your other favorite flavors, (try adding ginger or substituting ponzu!) for a sauce that is ready for a multitude of options.

Because it is sweet and the spice can easily be left out it is also fantastic for use with kid’s meals, and easy for them to help make! Try it with tofu (Dubu Jorim) for an easy introduction to both tofu and Korean.


Korean Garlic and Sesame Soy Sauce

By: semiserious chefs


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 t white sugar
  • 1 t minced garlic (~1 clove)
  • 1 t rice vinegar
  • 2 t sesame seeds
  • 1/8 t sesame oil (optional)
  • gochugaru to taste (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce pan or skillet and bring just to a simmer. (Do not boil your sauce, or the sugar will caramelize.)
  2. Your sauce is ready for use:
    1. To braise tofu or meat
    2. For stir fried vegetables
    3. Use as a marinade
    4. As a dressing over a finished dish
    5. With pot-stickers, dumplings, egg rolls, spring rolls…

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