Cut off the stems of the spinach and wash.
Fill a medium-size pan with water. Bring to a boil and add the spinach.
After boiling, drain the spinach, and immediately immerse in cold water to keep the green color.
Parch the sesame seeds over medium-high heat until they crackle and pop.
Put them in an earthenware mortar (suribachi) or food processor and crush. Add soy sauce and sugar, then blend well. Put this mixture in a bowl.
Drain the cold water from the spinach. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands. Cut spinach into 1 in. long pieces.
Add the spinach to mixture (Step 5) and mix.
This dish is very simple-just boil spinach and add soy sauce, sugar and sesame.
Japanese foods recipes
Int'l. recipes with a Japanese twist