Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Dec 13, 2010 07:14 AM

Toasted Sesame Oil

I have a couple of recipes that I've been eager to try that call for toasted sesame oil. I swear that I'vebeen to a half dozen Asian supermarkets and none of them carry it. Does anyone out there know who does?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. As far as I know, all the Asian sesame oils are toasted/roasted, hence the dark brown colour. It's only the Middle Eastern sesame oils that are "raw", hence the very light colour.

    1. i believe i got mine at pusateri fruit and veg on church street.
      whole foods should have it too, they have loads of oils.

      p.s. it adds really great flavour!

      1. Yes, TorontoJo is right. Any asian sesame oil is toasted. As long as it is dark in colour, you`re good!

        1 Reply
        1. re: Chocolatemama

          Ah..thank you all. I guess I've been using it all this time without knowing it was "toasted".

        2. Kadoya brand sesame oil seems to be everywhere, even Loblaws.

          6 Replies
          1. re: Kagemusha

            Yes this is the only brand my family will buy.
            This is what it looks like

            1. re: Kagemusha

              Agree, Kadoya tastes best and is widely available

              1. re: Kagemusha

                I bought PC brand "Pure Sesame Oil" in a pinch and find it quite good. It is lighter but with a very nice nutty sesame flavour. Anyone else like it?

                1. re: PoppiYYZ

                  The PC is pretty good - until you taste Kadoya.

                  1. re: embee

                    Agreed. Kadoya is my preferred brand. I bought a big tin at H Mart in Richmond Hill for $12.99 (sale). It's going to last forever :)

                    I'm sure I've seen it at Loblaws. Definitely at T&T.

                    1. re: mrsleny

                      Thanks, I'll definitely give Kadoya a try.

              2. I bought mine in a regular Fortino's in Brampton. Wasn't difficult to find at all.