Asian-Inspired Recipes We Can’t Get Enough of

Whether it be toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds, or even sesame paste, sesame is a mainstay in Asian cuisine. While tahini is essentially sesame paste, it’s typically not interchangeable with traditional sesame paste. The Asian, or Chinese, sesame paste that is used in Asian cuisine is pressed from seeds that have been deeply roasted, presenting a stronger sesame flavor. So, if you’re in a pinch and have regular tahini in hand, add a drop or two of toasted sesame oil to achieve that familiar roasted fragrance. However, here at Soom, we like to put a twist on tradition and use our premium tahini as it is to create delectable meals. Continue reading to see how we incorporate Soom products into these Asian-inspired recipes that we can’t get enough of.

 

tahini miso ramen with crispy tofu

Tahini Ramen

Believe us — this tahini miso ramen is not your average ramen. Soom Tahini gets added into the broth, which adds a slight viscosity and wonderful depth that elevates this traditional dish. Topped with the crispiest oven-baked tofu, sautéed mushrooms, soft boiled eggs, cilantro, and chopped scallions, this tahini miso ramen will become your new go-to for better-than-takeout weeknight meals. Make this meal vegan by cutting the eggs from the recipe.

 

goes with everything tahini sauce with shrimp skewers

Goes with Everything Tahini Sauce

This spicy-sweet-savory sauce is hands down a team favorite. Our Goes with Everything Tahini Sauce consists of only six ingredients whisked together to create a dynamic flavor. The tahini, sherry vinegar, curry powder, and chili garlic sauce meld together, making it a sauce you literally want to top on everything. Coat some chicken skewers with this delectable sauce that will leave your taste buds craving more. It can also be used as a topping to grain bowls, as a spread on sandwiches, and tossed with cooked shrimp or tofu.

 

spicy sesame noodles with soom tahini sauce

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Once you make these Spicy Sesame Noodles, there’s no turning back. We’re sure it will become your new Asian-inspired obsession. Layered with fresh garlic, loads of tahini, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, vegetable or chicken stock, Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce, cilantro, this sauce is as tasty as it is versatile. The combination of subtle heat, freshness, crunch, and texture will have you hooked. Top off noodles, but also your favorite proteins and vegetables in this savory, sesame-forward sauce.

 

silan and tahini spicy stir-fry sauce with rice noodles, tofu, and bok choy

Spicy Silan & Tahini Asian-Inspired Stir-Fry Sauce

If you’re looking for an Asian stir-fry sauce that packs heat with insane flavor, look no further. We could easily eat a vegetable noodle bowl smothered with this punchy, hot sauce every day of the week. If you haven’t paired tahini with Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lime juice, you’re missing out on the marriage of a lifetime. Give this spicy sauce a try with a protein of your sauce. We love topping off crispy fried tofu, but have enjoyed this sauce over chicken, too.

 

sticky silan teriyaki sauce with tofu and cauliflower

Sticky Silan Teriyaki Sauce

This sticky silan teriyaki sauce is an exciting sauce to add to any protein and vegetable dish. The sauce is sticky, salty, sweet, savory, and full of umami flavor. It hits all of the notes your taste buds crave with every single bite. Pair it with cauliflower and fried or baked tofu for Japanese comfort food at its best!

 

Cauliflower Tahini Miso Dip

Cauliflower Miso Tahini Dip

If you weren’t a believer of cauliflower prior, this dip will make you into one. The texture of this dip is quite reminiscent of a silky-smooth hummus thanks to the ultra- blended cauliflower with an Asian-inspired twist. The miso brings out an irresistible umami flavor that beautifully merges with the sesame flavor of tahini. This dip will jazz up your favorite crackers or veggies and tastes just as great smeared onto a hearty slice of toast with a fried egg on top.

 

tahini miso dressing

Miso Tahini Dressing

Top off a deconstructed sushi bowl with this delicious umami miso tahini sauce, or drizzle it over your favorite salad. Red miso, a knob of ginger, tahini, lemon, soy sauce, and water is all you need to whip up this dressing that many of our customers have sitting in the fridge at all times. We highly recommend it over a grain bowl to bring punchy brightness to the bowl. It also makes a great creamy dip that pairs beautifully with crunchy raw veggies. Whatever you end up enjoying this dressing or sauce with, we’re sure it’ll bring a smile to your face.