Kadoya Goma Abura: Best Japanese Sesame Oil
When it comes to Japanese cooking oil, Kadoya Goma Abura is not only the most loved sesame oil in Japan that has been a staple in homes for decades, but in recent years it is also highly regarded overseas.
Kadoya Sesame Oil
“Goma Abura (ごま油)” means sesame oil in Japanese, and Kadoya Goma Abura is sesame oil produced and sold by Kadoya Sesame Mills Inc.
The company was founded in 1858 on Shodoshima Island in Kagawa Prefecture, and now its head office is located in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.
However, since the foundation in 1858, their sesame oil has continued to be produced on Shodoshima Island.
This purely extracted sesame oil my family is using now is sold by CGC Japan but manufactured by Kadoya only using carefully selected sesame seeds.
Kadoya Goma Abura is made through distinctive processes, which makes the sesame oil robust and aromatic in taste and smell.
Because of its excellent flavor and aroma, Kadoya Sesame Oil is favored by professional chefs and used not only as a cooking oil but also as a secret seasoning.
As the Nissin Demae Iccho ramen demonstrates the point, sesame oil actually goes well with soy sauce-based ramen, and in fact, I like to add some drops of Kadoya Sesame Oil to Shoyu ramen instant noodle soup.
(Reference Page: Wikipedia かどや精油 )