Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sweet Black Sesame Butter

Smear this on a toasted (and buttered) English muffin with strawberry preserves or marmalade. Imagine sweet tahini, but black. It's like Taiwanese Nutella, or a non-grainy adzuki paste. I bet it'd be great rolled up in some strudel dough with pears and a little cinnamon.

29 comments:

Brooke said...

Where djoo get it?

Heather said...

I got it at Fubonn Market, but I think they have it at Uwajimaya.

Foodycat said...

Wow. I can imagine this folded into little buttery shortbread biscuits.

Peter G said...

I think it would go well with some strudel dough! Mmmm...never seen this before!

duodishes said...

Sesame butter...oh the fun stuff you'll find walking up and down a grocery aisle.

claire miller said...

and it's like eating a little bit of death, which is totally awesome, and creepy.

Michael said...

Is the black sesame drop holding the white head of ???

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is very cool. I'll have to check for it at our local Asian groceries.

Manggy said...

Mm, something to look out for! Michael, I think that is a sugar cube. He made friends with it to produce the butter :)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

You know, they sell a similar thing over here in Japan, but every time I walk past it in the grocery aisle, I cringe at the price - about US$6 for a tiny tiny tiny wee jar. And I mean minuscule. Looks yummy, though.

Heather said...

Alicia - I bet you could take two little biscuits and make a little sandwich cookie.

Petah - I just bought it because the tube was so cute. Good thing I liked the taste!

Chrystal - Especially if the aisle is in an ethnic grocery store.

Claire - Yes, yes it is. Sweet sesame death.

Michael - It's a piece of bread, silly! He will smear the butter on the bread face and eat it.

Jen - It's so much handier than peanut butter to spread. In fact, I don't know why they don't put peanut butter in a tube.

Marky! - You're so cute! You should write a story about the sesame seed man and the sugar cube.

Abigail - Everything in Japan is crazy expensive except the seafood, amirite?

Sweet Charity said...

Oh man, I think that lil' animated sesame seed could be a candidate for my next tattoo!
Wonder if I could find that stuff up here...

toni said...

My favorite Asian grocery store finally re-opened under a different name. Love all the cool stuff you can get there!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Don't know if it's in my neck of the woods, but I'll keep an eye out. If I see it, I'll pounce andgive it a shot.

Lo said...

Oooh. Oooh. More products to try.
Heather, you are like a dealer. I love you.

tons of land said...

sa-weet.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Having had black sesame ice cream in Japan a couple of years ago, I know what a fab flavour it is. And I now what some of this buttery stuff. Betcha can't find it in the YooKay, though :(

Leigh said...

Jesus, you gotta love packaging like this.

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

How fun! Where can I get some? Is it sweet like peanut butter or more like tahini?

Ken Albala said...

Now THAT looks seriously sick and lovely. You suppose it doubles as some kind of kinky black love paste?

we are never full said...

i wish i could picture/ imagine the flavor. i'll have to keep a lookout for this.

Darius T. Williams said...

Oh my - I totally need to do something w/that product - I've got a few idea!

Heather said...

Charity - I'd taste it before I burned its homage onto my skin, but that's just me.

Toni - They're like candy stores for grown-ups!

Rachel - It's worth a look around. I love this stuff.

Lo - I'm your mama, I'm your daddy, I'm that nigga in the alley.

B - It so totally is.

Sketti - Not to dash hopes, but I couldn't find it anywhere online, either. I would've like to've included a link to where one can procure some.

Leigh - It's always nice to buy something for the cute packaging and then have it actually taste good.

Jackie - It's sweet like peanut butter! I think you can find it at any well-stocked Asian grocery, probably one with a Japanese focus.

Ken - Or caulk, I'd hazard.

Amy - It tastes like sweet, black peanut butter, but a little more sesame-ish.

Darius - If you find some, let's see those ideas!

Traci said...

I like Foodycat's idea... And the strudel!

Jude said...

If it didn't have english on it, I'd think this was a tube of crude oil.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

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Bob said...

Hmm... This paste is something that I've haven't seen in Taiwan. Interesting~ But then again, I eat out so often in Taiwan that I rarely look for these thingies in the supermarkets. LOL...

Toodles~

Foodycat said...

Forkful - black sesame icecream? Yeah baby! I wonder if I can get this stuff in Chinatown?

glamah16 said...

I have to check that out. You know that my kind of thing.