About 50% tear gas should do.
March 4, 2010 2:16 AM Subscribe
How do I get the hot kind of mustard oil?
posted by themel to Food & Drink (13 answers total)
A while ago, I ate delicious jiaozi at a restaurant in Beijing. They also had a tiny bottle of stuff that was like more potent liquid wasabi and improved the experience a lot when added to the vinegar/soy/etc mix in drops. I was told that it was "mustard oil", and so I set out to buy some for myself back in Europe.
After being dissuaded by the "for external use only" labels first, I ended up buying a bottle of boring mustard oil and found out about the two kinds
of mustard oil. I want the hot one, but the people I asked at Chinese stores do not know what I'm talking about and try to sell me other types of cooking oil.
Will I be able to buy this outside a chemistry store? Make my own? How clever is it to mess with this given Wikipedia's affectionate description of allyl isothiocyanate as "fairly toxic and a dangerous lachrymator"?