Mustard oil—super fiery?
A friend had dishes in Macau laced with a marvelously pungent mustard oil. She has been seeking something like it ever since, and identified some restaurants in NYC that seemed to use it. But she has yet to experience that oil in the USA. Can you recommend a source for the oil or, better, a restaurant in the area that uses it? Not to be confused with the relatively bland mustard oil routinely used in Indian cuisine.
I think the "bland mustard oil" you speak of must not be pure, as others have said. I have bought pure mustard oil from Vik's in Berkeley and it packs a serious punch. Says external use only on the bottle.
I saw a jar of mustard oil at 99 ranch in Concord yesterday. I imagine any 99 ranch should carry it. It looked very dark but forgot to snap a pic. Maybe this version is closer to what they used in Macau.
I have bought a "pure" mustard oil that was produced in Australia. I have used it all up but I remember it did have a spicy kick, but your taste buds and mine may vary.