Olive oil is gaining popularity in Asian cuisine thanks to its health benefits and versatility in cooking.
Olive oil is native to the Mediterranean region and a fundamental component in Western cuisines, however, its presence in Eastern cuisine has been less prominent.
In recent years, olive oil has begun to gain ground in Asian cuisine. Its gradual introduction to this market has been adding its special touch to a wide range of traditional and modern dishes. In countries such as Japan, China and Korea, olive oil has been reinterpreted in dishes fused with local cuisine.
Fusion of cultures and flavors
While Chinese cuisine is famous for its traditional cooking oils such as sesame oil and peanut oil, olive oil has found its place thanks to its unique flavor profile and health benefits.
Chinese chefs, known for their creativity and adaptability, have begun to experiment and incorporate olive oil in a wide variety of dishes, fusing the typical flavors of China with Mediterranean influences providing a delicious and novel twist to traditional dishes.
In Japan, where the purity of ingredients is essential, olive oil is becoming a key component, especially in raw dishes such as sashimi.
From the Mediterranean to the East, olive oil has traced a path that demonstrates its adaptability, versatility and unmistakable unique flavor.
One of the main drivers of olive oil’s growing popularity in China is its reputation as a healthy oil. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, olive oil has been associated with a number of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving skin health.
In a society that is increasingly aware of the health problems caused by an inadequate diet, opting for healthier oils by incorporating olive oil in Chinese cuisine aligns with the search for healthier food options.
Aceites Monterreal, with its Ebest brand, has wanted to contribute to enriching Chinese gastronomic culture through a range of oils with a softer and sweeter flavor that do not interfere with the traditional flavors of oriental food.
Ebest by Aceites Monterreal is a brand that seeks to elevate the culinary experience of oriental cuisine by offering cooking oils specially formulated to enhance the traditional flavors of this cuisine providing a touch of softness and sweetness to your dishes.