Lao Gan Ma chilli oils are great for enhancing flavour but when they contain umami rich black beans, they go off the scale. Use this Chinese oil as a topping or condiment for stir frys, drizzled over rice dishes, with braised meats and tofu. (Also known as Laoganma)
Ingredients: Soybean oil (40%), fermented soybean (soybean, water, salt) (30%), chilli (25%), sugar, flavour enhancer: E621.
Bought this as a substitute for dried fermented black beans and I suspect my dish (twice-cooked tofu with leeks & garlic) actually turned out all the better for it. Tempted to throw a spoonful into more Asian dishes from now on!
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