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Premium Naturally Pressed Sesame Oil

€12,50 EUR

  • Premium Light cooking Sesame oil for frying that leaves only the faintest and nearly undetectable sesame aroma
  • Premium Dark cooking Sesame oil for cooking, dressings, and garnishes 
  • No chemicals or preservatives used
  • Because it has the highest cooking temperature of oils, very little is absorbed into the food and is a healthier alternative to cooking oil for stir-fried dishes
  • You can easily taste the difference between other sesame oils and this one (think of tasting premium olive oil vs supermarket olive oil). 
  • Preferred oil used at by top chefs internationally and all best tempura restaurants in Japan
  • Food pairing: with carpaccio, cold tofu, omelette, cucumber, avocado, and even Vanilla ice cream

Sesame oil burns at the highest temperature of any other oil - the second being rice oil and further down is olive oil with the lowest being other vegetable oils. Since the cooking temperature is extremely high, the food is cooked without absorbing excess oil. This makes it the most premium oil and is used by top chefs around the world, particularly at all high end tempura restaurants in Japan. 

Iwai's sesame oil has been around for more than 160 years and is one of the only companies still using traditional oil extracting techniques (using the stand-still method instead of centrifugals to keep the flavour of the oil) while most other modern sesame oils are extracted using chemical processing and preservatives. The flavour of sesame oil is greatly affected by the temperature and roasting time, and since it is a very difficult task, experienced masters must closely watch over it. 

For this premium oil, lightly roasted sesame seeds are carefully selected and the oil is extracted using the traditional way of pressing and squeezing to produce the light coloured pure sesame oil. The sesame oil that has been squeezed is roughly filtered, then placed in a tank to remove impurities, and then neatly finished and filtered with a cotton cloth filter before it becomes a product.

The Light Oil has almost no scent and can also be used like salad oil in a variety of ways, from deep fried, to fried foods, dressings, mayonnaise, and confectionery. Additionally it can also be used as a beauty oil and  Ayurvedic treatments.

The Dark Oil has a beautiful sesame aroma because it is 100% pure and extracted by craftsmen with generations of know-how and a commitment to continue making in the natural way. Food pairing: with carpaccio, cold tofu, omelette, cucumber, avocado, and Ice cream.

Volume: 140g

To learn more about Iwai Sesame oil please Click Here

Remarks: Due to US custom's restriction on food item import, this product is currently unavailable for clients living in United States.

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  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design.

We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our Store in Paris:
Bows & Arrows
17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
T. +33 9 83 70 76 98

Bows & Arrows is a concept store selling a selection of contemporary Japanese lifestyle brands: 

  • A variety of Stationary brands and accessories chosen for style, quality, functionality, and design
  • Candles, incense, and fragrance for the home or workplace
  • Decorative Items and traditional dolls
  • Bath accessories and design soap
  • Cosmetics using Japanese ingredients with cleansing, moisturising, and reparative qualities
  • Tableware brands with items designed and produced by Japanese craftsmen
  • Kitchenware tools and accessories, both traditional and modern
  • Towel and brush collections for a variety of technical uses in the kitchen, home, bath.
  • Knives and scissors from the famed Banshu Hamono district
  • Durable, water resistant washi paper products to carry your belongings
  • Accessories and bags from the cult brand "Porter-Yoshida&Co"
  • Apparel selected for quality, comfort, and durability
  • A selection of Antiques found through Japanese antique dealers
  • A selection of Food that we have researched to find the best quality using organic or natural ingredients
  • A selection of sake, shochu, spirits, and whiskeys
  • Limited edition items exclusively made for Bows & Arrows, only available at the store

To make our selection, we travel to Japan several times per year and draw on the knowledge of our Japanese curator friends. We attend many trade shows to find new products in that are being produced. We also get inspiration from our connections among designers, craftsmen, artists, galleries, and workshops or small factories.

The store exclusively sells: 

  • Japanese brands
  • Products made by skilled craftsmen
  • Contemporary and good-design products
  • Products that everyone can enjoy and use in their daily life

The store receives new items from Japan, always changing, always bringing new surprises, and/or inviting new artists and craftsmen for special events.

Bows & Arrows organises events where customers can experience Japanese culture including Ikebana flower arrangements, tea ceremony, Japanese gift wrapping, screenings, music nights, calligraphy, and a variety of other Japanese traditional crafts.

Bows & Arrows is the retail branch of the "Japan- Best" distribution company based in Paris, dealing with the international wholesale distribution of a variety of Japanese brands.