Posts Tagged ‘Japanese Village Steak Sauce’

OK, back from a great visit to Coquitlam to see Grandma Mom and Grandpa Jack.  I saw some great rock shows with my buddy Bob and my brother Matt and watched some Kingdom of Heaven and ton of football.  I’ll blog more later, but I wanted to quickly throw up on the blog a repeat of the Japanese Village Steak Sauce recipe because I yapped about it on the countdown this weekend but did not have it easy to find on the blog.  I came into work to a ton of emails wondering where the heck it is amongst all the jibber jabber.

A Japanese Village Type Steak Sauce
makes a bunch, so consider halving the recipe

1 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup low sodium Soy Sauce
1/3 chopped white onion
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

The Zoner was very specific on a couple points.

01) It MUST be vegetable oil.  She did not get into the reasoning, only that you shouldn’t deviate from vegetable oil
02) the low sodium soy sauce.  Regular soy sauce will make your sauce too salty.  sad Fugee face -(

Coral and I took the toasted sesame seeds and put them in our coffee grinder first.  That turned them into a fine pulp type mixture.

Then we dumped that mess into our blender with the chopped onion, soy sauce, oil and we didn’t have any Dijon mustard so we used English hot mustard.

Blend blend blend.

Coral opened the blender and took one smell.  She turned to me with a grin that went ear-to-ear.  We did it.

Fried up some pan steaks, some minute rice and mushrooms, sprouts, peppers, zucchini and voila… Japanese Village in front of the LCD screen showing Blair looking all hot and bothered on Gossip Girl.

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Happy 24th Birthday to my sister Andrea!


I got some fun emails today and I’ll go over those in a moment but first I want to talk about Capital Rock City and The Gaslight Anthem and some other random music notes.

Capital Rock City has been a bit delayed.  Sara wants the show to be super duper before it ends up on the Zone’s website.  So I am going to “test” it out here on http://www.jeremybaker.ca and your feedback will be paramount.  Computer Guy at http://www.vicstream.com has be clutch in setting up some internet server space to host the show and the technical support needed.  There is this really groovy media player at Yahoo that I LOVE.  When I figure out how to use it and how to easily upload audio then I think I can take the blog to another level.


David Eleanor dropped the Gaslight Anthem‘s new record The ’59 Sound on me yesterday and it is living on my iPod and in the Jeep right now.  Sounds too much like Bruce Springsteen, Killers circa Sam’s Town and a dash like The Hold Steady.  All good things to me.  Solid disc.

The record has almost knocked Frightened Rabbit from the top spot on the musical chart of my heart.  Almost.  I am trying to track down Glasvegas‘ new record as well.  If I can get a copy from work then that will save me the $9.99 from iTunes.  Glasvegas’ interview scheduled for this afternoon has been shifted to tomorrow.  If/when I figure out the media player, I’ll post some audio here.

The Stills will be live on the ZAS on Friday afternoon right after Connect Three. and as above, maybe I can learn how to post some highlights on thee blog.

!AND THIS JUST IN! (like seriously while typing, Sara popped her head in the door)…  Sam Roberts is likely live on the ZAS tomorrow or Friday AND #27 D Lloyd from the Victoria Salmon Kings on Thursday around 3PM… yikes busy couple days.


In  iTunes news, Acres of Lions brand spanking new single, “Closer,” is available now for just .99 cents!  Get on it.

Do the RIGHT thing and help our friends out with a buck!


The other day I talked about Jaydiohead.  Not every Zoner found it as amusing as I did.

—–Original Message—–
From: Rob [mailto:***@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:36 PM
To: dave@thezone.fm
Subject: Jaydiohead?

i was freaking disgusted that the zone would even consider playing this shit that makes my ears bleed! i went to radiohead at the thunderbird stadium and it was the best show ive ever seen, and hearing that same amazing music played with gangsta rap over it talking about how hes got to murder his homie is really a sad attempt on trying to make jay-z’s crappy “art” listenable so for the love of god stop ruining an amazing modernrock band with a crappy re mix. this is the zone…not 95.3, i mean come on! whats next nelly and flava flav getting jiggy over deathcab for cutie


Rap = crap indeed!


and some more on Steak Sauce.

—–Original Message—–
From: Kelsey [mailto:***@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:39 PM
To: <Jeremy@thezone.fm>
Subject: Re: Japanese Steak Sauce Recipe

Hey Jeremy,
Thanks for that, I am gonna try it this weekend. On your blog recipe you don’t have cream or milk listed in the ingredients- was that a mistake?

Sent from my iPod


Hey Kelsey, this the recipe you’ll want to try first.
A Japanese Village Type Steak Sauce
makes a bunch, so consider halving the recipe

1 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup low sodium Soy Sauce
1/3 chopped white onion
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Vancityrockgirl would recommend trying something healthier than a cup and a third of vegetable oil.  She says you could even halve the amount of oil and it *should* still be cool.


Coral took off to Paris today at some bizarre time so it is just me and Maddy (and Nana of course helping out HUGE!).  We crawled around.  Practiced our walking and then took Auntie Andrea to Red Robin for her birthday.  I think Monk’s two top front teeth are coming it!

Baby is still alive.

Dad: 01
Forces of Evil: 0

Go with yourself.

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I rolled into the Zone today and had a couple really good emails in regards to the Japanese Village Steak Sauce talk we had on the Zone Afternoon show yesterday.


—–Original Message—–
From: Kelsey *** [mailto:***@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 6:04 PM
To: jeremy@thezone.fm
Subject: Japanese Steak Sauce Recipe

Hey Jeremy,
I just heard you discussing that you were going to try making Japanese Village’s Steak Sauce! Well its one of my favorites so im going to give you the recipe that I have. It isnt dead on but its pretty good – especially with rice!! mmmm enjoy!
1/2 cup toasted/grinded seasame seeds
2 tsp of english mustard powder
2/3 cup of soy sauce (kikkoman is an alright brand to use)
2/3 cup of Vegtable oil
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/2 of finely chopped onion
1/4 cup cream
Prepare mustard powder according to directions on container and let stand for 10 minutes
Toast sesame seeds  @ 300 degrees for 10 minutes until golden (Do not burn!)
Heat onion and garlic in frying pan until they loose that burn factor and are glossy
Place mustard, soy sauce, cream, and veg oil in blender then add garlic, onion, and ground sesame
Blend until smooth and creamy
Heat in pot and serve.


—–Original Message—–
From: Steven *** [mailto:***@***.com]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 6:24 PM
To: jeremy@TheZone.fm
Subject: steak sauce

Hey Jeremy,

I just heard you mentioning that you’re attempting to make the Japanese Village steak sauce at home, and that your girlfriend wants to use milk instead of cream.  I agree with you that substituting milk sucks cause it makes whatever you’re cooking more runny.  If you’re trying to be health conscious though, I highly recommend by “evaporated milk.”  Not be be confused for condensed milk (that’s really sweet), evaporated milk is just what it sounds like, half of the liquid is evaporated, making it thicker, but not higher in fat, like cream.

That said, my Mom gave me a recipe she swears is the sauce from Japanese Village.  I haven’t tried making it yet, so use at your own risk.  Note the lack of dairy.


Sammy’s Meat Sauce – (Japanese Village)

1/3 cup sesame seeds
2 tsp   dry mustard
2/3 cup soya sauce
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp  or more minced garlic
½ cup   finely minced green onions

Bake sesame seeds until golden (350 deg. F. for 10 to 15 minutes). Prepare mustard with water and let stand for 10 minutes. Put sesame, mustard, soya sauce, garlic and onion into blender. Mix well, gradually adding oil to form an emulsion. Store in the fridge. Best made 1 or 2 days in advance.

If the emulsion refuses to thicken appropriately, you might try warming it over low heat to reduce it, or add a pinch of cornstarch during warming.


There’s a really similar recipe here: http://www.clubvibes.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=378991

Good luck!


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