Do you still think cooking with extra virgin olive oil is good for you? Do you think a bottle of solidified coconut oil is healthy to eat every day? Olive oil has a low smoke point, which means it will add odd flavours when you are using it for high-temperature cooking such as stir-fry. Coconut oil is known for having higher smoke point and anti-inflammatory effect, but as good as coconut oil gets, it is saturated fat, so some pros and cons there for you to fathom. For a fast-paced, high-temperature, wok-flamed kitchen like The Taste, we found our answer in rice bran oil.
What is Rice Bran Oil?
Rice bran oil is an oil extract from rice husks, known for its high smoke point, rich in antioxidants, high in fibre, and its many purposes in cosmetics.
What are the health benefits?
1. Heart-friendly oil
Rich in antioxidants, rice bran oil has the potential of lowering cholesterol level. World Health Organisation has claimed that rice bran oil has probably the best combination of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fats among all the vegetable oils. Good fatty acids have always proven to be helpful when it comes to cholesterol watch.
2. Weight Loss
You heard it right. Rice bran oil is high in calories, yet it has been discovered that the viscosity of the oil enables only 20% of it to be absorbed by the food. Besides, due to the fact that it comes from rice husks, the oil is naturally high in fibre.
3. Female friendly
Rice bran oil is rich in vitamin E, and all beauty enthusiasts know that it is crucial for good skin - anti-aging, removing dark spots, smoothing wrinkles...just to name a few. In addition, researches show that many menopausal women who took rice bran oil supplements have reduced symptoms.
Why choosing rice bran oil from a cooking pro point of view?
1. Natural taste
Rice bran oil has a very mild to none flavour, unlike olive oil and coconut oil. It would not tamper the flavour profile of the food. The lightness in its taste makes it a versatile oil in the kitchen.
2. High smoke point
Thai cuisine is known for its fast cooking method, The Taste kitchen is probably one of the most heated places in the world when orders are flying in. Curry pastes, stir fries, noodles and curry puffs...all of them are cooked at high temperature. Therefore, we have carefully chosen the oil that suits the style of our cooking with maximum health benefits for our patrons.
3. Less oily
We don't want our customers to open a box of spring rolls only to discover that they are drenched in oil soggy. Less viscous, rice bran oil doesn't stick to food easily, and it usually feels lighter in the mouth.
Now you know why we cook all of our dishes in rice bran oil and why we pride ourselves in doing so. At The Taste, customers are always our priority, we take our customers' feedbacks seriously and we try to improve constantly as we grow. Try some delicious Thai food cooked in rice bran oil with free range protein for dinner, find The Taste on Uber Eats, or visit our shop at 3/67 Lake Rd, Devonport.