In South Korea, people often enjoy beautiful specialty drinks at home and in cafes. If you also enjoy making specialty drinks at home, try making this Korean black sesame latte! In Korean, this drink is known as a ‘heukimja latte’ (흑임자라떼). This particular coffee drink combines the nutty flavor of sesame with deliciously bitter espresso.
black sesame seeds
In many East Asian countries, black sesame plays an important part in their food cultures. These days, black sesame has become a more popular ingredient in the west as the world gets smaller and people try other cultural foods. One way people use black sesame is to make a nutty milk substitute. People drink black sesame milk because it is packed full of nutrients and gives a new and unique flavor to boring coffee drinks.
Herbs & SpicesKorean Ingredient GlossaryNuts & Seeds
Have you ever heard of black sesame seeds? For many countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, these seeds are an integral part of the traditional food culture. Here, we learn about this ingredient and how to use it in Korean cooking.