“ Brand: Asda / Type: Stir fry oil „
I adore cooking, not that I do it often though lol! When I do though I really like to go to town and cook up storms and one of my favourite types of food is Chinese. I love vegetables and find it (usually) quick and tasty to prepare with me loving a good old stir fry and the likes. However bunging a load of plain vegetables in a pan and frying them can become a little dull over time and if like me you indulge in them rather often so recently when I was shopping in Asda and I was looking at plain old cooking oil I spotted this sleek looking bottle of 'Chinese' Stir- Fry Oil and at about a pound for what is quite a large bottle of the stuff I slung one in my trolley! The Packaging: The glass bottle is see-through and oblong in shape and has a black screw on/off lid/cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there is a dark red label and on that we are told that it is of course Asda Stir-Fry Oil 'Stir Frying' and the size is stated which is 250ml and the only size I have actually seen this particular oil to purchase in when I come to think about it. On the back of the bottle other information stated includes being told a little bit about the oil and the ingredients used, nutritional information and storage advice is clearly stated and contact details for Asda are given. As I said earlier on in this review the bottle is nice looking and informative as it needs to be and I don't mind this sat next to my cooker on my worktop at all as it looks kinda posh lol! A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of the Bottle: Chinese Stir-Fry Oil, a blend of sunflower, sesame and ginger oils with natural extracts of garlic. Designed to add rich aromatic spice flavours to all stir fried foods. The Oil Itself: What is there to say about an oil right?! Thats what I thought but actually there is plenty to say cos out of all the oils I have ever used to cook with this is just gorgeous and everyone I make a stir-fry for or say fried rice or noodles for always comments how lovely and tasty my food is....and it really is! My boyfriend is the plainest of eaters and will only eat plain fried rice, Chinese wise and even he adores this and I never tell anyone my secret ingredient.....but you lot....today cos I'm in a good mood lol! The oil is runny, not thick really and a very light yellow colour. Open the bottle you get a distinct but pleasant smell of garlic and of toasted sesame seeds. To use this, you simply use your common sense of course. I simply add a smallish amount to a pan, let it heat through and then stir-fry whatever I want to within it. This oil coats foods and makes it look slightly glossy and the aroma of it fills the kitchen too beautifully! This is a great none stick cooking oil. Of course you are meant to stir fry fast which is what I do and I have no sticky issues at all and the colour of this oil doesn't impair with being heated either. Flavourwise this isn't greasy at all really. Like I say it coats ingredients and gently and naturally flavours food with a hint of garlic, ginger and that slightly sort of nutty taste of sesame seeds though this is a smooth oil and the flavours really are well balanced. This for me is simply a wonderful oil and fabulous in every aspect. I now buy this weekly and wouldn't want to ever be without a drop at all in my kitchen as my fried rice just wouldn't be as good without it! Only available in Asda stores.