I am not a salad eater but whenever I am in Japan I enjoy eating the vegetable salad (like chopped cabbage) served with the main dish because of their salad dressing. I like the taste of the Japanese salad dressing - a little bit sour and sweet. I prefer this taste than the italian or thousand islands dressings. So before I returned to Manila, I searched for a salad dressing and found them in a supermarket. The label if read in Japanese says "Goma". Goma dressing is a sesame seed dressing which tastes good on salads and even meat. According to the label, the goma dressing is oil free. I cannot find this dressing in any Japanese grocery in Manila. And my two bottles of goma dressing are almost empty. So when you visit Japan, don't forget to buy a goma dressing - just remember the Japanese characters for "GOMA" in the label shown at the left. You will love the taste.
The photos below are another brand of Japanese salad dressing which Apple bought during her trip at Tokyo in 2009. These dressing are very good.
GOOD NEWS (Sept. 2011): McCormick is now producing Goma Dressing. I found them at Landmark Supermarket, Trinoma. Now, Idon't have to wait for my Japanese friends to bring home a bottle for me. "Goma was oishi desu."
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