It’s only taken us seven years, but Yeshi’s legendary chilli oil has finally hit the shelves!
In Tibet, sepen, as this oil is known, is brought out at every mealtime – even breakfast. Yeshi loves to slosh a bit into his scrambled eggs, consumes copious amounts with his momos, and will chuck it onto my shepherd’s pie with gusto. Not because I can’t hold my own in the kitchen, but because this is just how Tibetan people eat!
Tibetan food isn’t usually very spicy, but every dinner table features at least one type of home-made sepen, and this delicious dip sits on the sidelines waiting to bring to life even the simplest of dishes. Slow-cooked with hot chilli, Sichuan peppercorns, ginger and a host of other miracle ingredients, it serves to complement a dish, rather than to overpower it, and has a distinct tongue-tingling taste.
Add it to your pasta sauce or home-made curry – anything that you fancy a kick out of. In Tibet a favourite pairing is yoghurt: try it! This has been Taste Tibet’s secret weapon from the get-go and now we put it into your hands. We will not be watching and we hope you consumer it with all the wild abandon as your chef.
Available to purchase in store (but not yet online) for £7 per 270ml bottle. Vegan and gluten-free. Come and find it this week any time during opening hours:
Thursday: 11.30am – 2.30pm / 5 – 9pm
Friday: 11.30am – 2.30pm / 5 – 9pm
Saturday: 11.30am – 2.30pm / 5 – 9pm
And if you’d like 25% off your chilli oil this week, sign up to our newsletter now through the website: www.tastetibet.com,. We are running this deal for one week only so get to it!
See you soon,
Julie and Yeshi
Opening hours this week:
Thurs – Sat 11.30am – 2.30pm / 5pm-9pm