Toronto – A new condiment is making waves in the city.
It’s called Okazu and it’s a crunchy oil condiment that can be used on rice, tofu, vegetables, eggs, pasta or used to cook with fish, oysters and meats.
Okazu is made locally by Jess Mantell, the founder and owner of Abokichi, a retail shop that specializes in Onigiri – Japanese rice balls – and also sells sandwiches, salads and snacks.
Okazu retails for $9.99 for a 250-mL jar. It comes in two flavours: chili and curry. For now consumers can find it at Abokichi and in gourmet food stores and farmer’s markets in the Toronto area.
The sesame/sunflower oil-based condiment contains fried garlic and onion bits, sesame seeds, chili powder, miso, soy and sugar.