>> Tuesday, November 13, 2007
1. rice with Goma Shio
3. container of gyoza dipping sauce
4. egg custard ball
5. bite sized kusa mochi
6. mini pork bun, vegetable shumai, crab shumai
Gomo Shio is a great option for you fish-haters that aren't sure about the whole furikake thing. You know who you are. It's simply a mix of black sesame seeds and coarse rice. Heck, you could even make your own!
5 parts sesame seeds (black is prettier)
1 part salt (use either kosher salt or coarse sea salt if you have it)
Adjust the proportions to suit your own taste.
Toast in a dry pan stirring constantly over medium heat until you can smell the sesame seeds. Remove from heat, cool, pack in an airtight container and sprinkle with abandon.
Often Goma Shio is ground together and then used, but I like the look of the whole seeds. Plus I'm kind of lazy.