Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taberu La-Yu

La-Yu or Ra-Yu (辣油) is chili-infused sesame oil (a type of chili oil) that we use in Japan as a cooking ingredient or as a condiment. It is usually made by heating a non-volatile oil with spices, let cool, add sesame oil, and store in sterile glass container for few days to mellow.

La-Yu is mostly used for gyoza sauce with soy sauce and vinegar to give a hint of hot taste. It can be used for soups and stir-fries, too!

Taberu La-Yu, which means "Edible La-Yu", is true to it's name EDIBLE! You can eat it as is because it is not as hot as regular La-Yu. Instead, Taberu La-Yu contains shredded or minced savory ingredients, such as leeks, garlic, ginger, and onions.

Now this Taberu La-Yu stormed Japan! In different packaging and ingredients, I see it at stores everywhere. I've tried this Taberu La-Yu lately and was great! Without doubt, it went well with white rice!!! Of course, you can use it as a relish!

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  1. sounds like a great condiment, and reminds me of salsa that we have here!! I've never made salsa, but want to try someday!!

  2. Hi jo,

    Yeah! It's some kind of salsa!!! You gave me a good idea for its usage ;)

    Me, too! I never tried to make salsa or taberu la-yu!

  3. Hi ochi san! I just wanna ask where can we buy japanese food online here in america besides ebay and amazon? Do u know any trustworthy sites? Thank you and god bless!

  4. mitsuwa is a pretty big supermarket in the US!


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