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Toasted Sesame Oil

terrycar Dec 13, 2010 07:14 AM

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?

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  1. TorontoJo RE: terrycar Dec 13, 2010 07:19 AM

    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.

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      foodismyhobby RE: terrycar Dec 13, 2010 07:51 AM

      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!

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        Chocolatemama RE: terrycar Dec 13, 2010 08:39 AM

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

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          terrycar RE: Chocolatemama Dec 13, 2010 08:50 AM

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

        2. Kagemusha RE: terrycar Dec 13, 2010 08:50 AM

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

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            sweetie RE: Kagemusha Dec 13, 2010 08:52 AM

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

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              embee RE: Kagemusha Dec 13, 2010 11:09 AM

              Agree, Kadoya tastes best and is widely available

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                PoppiYYZ RE: Kagemusha Dec 14, 2010 12:14 PM

                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?

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                  embee RE: PoppiYYZ Dec 14, 2010 06:43 PM

                  The PC is pretty good - until you taste Kadoya.

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                    mrsleny RE: embee Dec 14, 2010 09:02 PM

                    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.

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                      PoppiYYZ RE: mrsleny Dec 15, 2010 03:41 AM

                      Thanks, I'll definitely give Kadoya a try.

              2. Midknight RE: terrycar Dec 13, 2010 10:49 AM

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

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