Our focus this time is sesame. It's an indispensable part of Japanese cuisine, making the country a leading consumer. Whether used as-is, roasted, ground, or processed into oil, the Japanese have developed numerous ways to enjoy the savory aroma and texture of sesame seeds. They're also a key ingredient in Shojin Ryori, or vegetarian meals prepared for Buddhist monks. Discover the large role that tiny sesame seeds play.
Sesame rice ball
Sesame oil tasting
Japanese traditional sesame cuisine
Sesame ice cream