My husband and I lived in Sendai, Japan during the tsunami in 2011. Near our apartment was a small, cozy yakiniku restaurant that served the BEST salad we've ever had. Since our return I've searched high and low for a recipe that recreates the dressing for that salad. Upon trying this recipe we realized immediately that this was the recipe we'd been searching for. It brings back so many wonderful memories for us living in that beautiful city. Thank you so much for having this recipe.
Scrumptious, however, I made a change. After making the dressing, I thought it needed some sweetness, so I added honey and brown sugar to taste. I also used Napa cabbage, which is what I had on hand. Very limey and luscious. Don't forget the toasted sesame seeds.