Haedong Gireum Jib – Perilla Oil

Introducing to the UK the beautiful artisan oils from Haedong Gireum Jib, a small family business specialised in sesame and perilla oils. The elderly couple who owns the place have been making these oils by hand for over 50 years. I first discovered them via Jason Kim, the Korean food blogger behind “My Korean Eats” who champions small businesses and has been tirelessly helping them through the pandemic. Thanks to him, these delicate oils have found their way to me and I feel honoured to have them joining my store.


About perilla oil : this emblematic oil in Korean cooking is obtained by toasting and then pressing the seeds of perilla. Its distinctive taste, rich in plant based Omega-3, makes it the perfect oil for stir-frying greens and vegs. Just a few drops of this nutrient-packed oil are needed to improve a wide range of dishes, often used as a flavour enhancer and a condiment. Its very low smoking point means it can’t be used for deep frying.


Storage : please keep in a cool dark place, away from the sunlight. Refrigerate after opening and consume within 6 months.


Ingredients : 100% perilla seeds


Made in Korea.


Pictures courtesy of Jason Kim @mykoreaneats


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