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Old 04-20-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We did the best soy sauce. Now, what is the best sesame oil? I'm talking about the type that you use when the dish is nearly or totally completed, typically made from toasted sesame seeds. (versus the type that is a pale, yellow color that is a cooking medium in Greece and India.)

I've tried Trader Joe's, Kadoya, Eden Foods (which was nasty!), and Dynasty (bland tasting). Can't say that any of them is great.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We did the best soy sauce. Now, what is the best sesame oil? I'm talking about the type that you use when the dish is nearly or totally completed, typically made from toasted sesame seeds. (versus the type that is a pale, yellow color that is a cooking medium in Greece and India.)

I've tried Trader Joe's, Kadoya, Eden Foods (which was nasty!), and Dynasty (bland tasting). Can't say that any of them is great.
The best we had was from Trader Joe's but that was years ago; What I am using now, pretty good, but not great is black Sesame Oil and the brand appears to be Dragonfly. We get it at our local Asian market.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I don't know whether it's the best, but the bottle of Kadoya in my refrigerator right now is very good. It's a Japanese product that I bought at either the Chinese or Vietnamese grocery store.

For those who may not be familiar with this toothsome ingredient: it will go rancid on you quickly like all nut oils, it should be stored in the refrigerator. It will solidify when cold, so I have to remember to remove it about 20 minutes before I want to use it.

Last edited by Debsi; 04-21-2014 at 02:07 PM.. Reason: Added more info
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I was regularly using sesame oil and kept getting sick. I had bought a new bottle so I didn't think it was rancid. I had someone else use it and they didn't get sick. I bought a new bottle and presto, I was sick again. The doctor and I have come to the conclusion I'm allergic to it. Then I learned my daughter was experiencing the same thing when she ate something with sesame oil it in. The doctor told me that allergies to sesame oil are common. You learn something new every day.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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I like the Kadoya brand best so far. I had the regular grocery store kinds, and I didn't care for them at all. In fact, I thought I hated sesame seed oil till I bought some at the Asian grocery mart. Huge huge huge difference.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I use this product from China Sun
http://www.amazon.ca/China-Sun-Pure-...8272743&sr=1-1
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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House of Tsang's products are quite good and use their Sesame Oil myself.

House of Tsang
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Kadoya

I love this brand and never buy any other sesame oil.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was regularly using sesame oil and kept getting sick. I had bought a new bottle so I didn't think it was rancid. I had someone else use it and they didn't get sick. I bought a new bottle and presto, I was sick again. The doctor and I have come to the conclusion I'm allergic to it. Then I learned my daughter was experiencing the same thing when she ate something with sesame oil it in. The doctor told me that allergies to sesame oil are common. You learn something new every day.
wow, it sounds like you do have a problem with it. That is too bad cause it is such a great tasting oil.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'd agree that Kadoya is the best of the bunch. But for some reason, when I have it in restaurants, it always tastes better. Maybe because they use so much of it it's fresher? I'll have to notice next time I open a new bottle.

As far as refrigeration goes, I don't. It will keep up to 3 months, easily, possibly longer if it's kept in a cool place. So many of us store our oils and spices near the oven/stove and the nearby heat changes the flavors. Same rules apply to nuts, btw.
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