Homemade Rayu - Japanese Chili Oil

Like it spicy? This homemade taberu rayu is loaded with garlic, scallions, and ginger. This fiery red flavored oil will round out your Japanese favorites such as gyoza and ramen.

What is Rayu?

Rāyu (ラー油) is Japanese chili oil. This delicious Japanese condiment is used to introduce smoky heat to things like ramen, gyoza dipping sauce, soups or even pasta.

Key Ingredients:

Ginger Garlic Cinnamon Stick Ichimi Togarashi Chinese Red Pepper Flakes


Simmer half of the oil in a small pot and add in the chopped ginger, garlic, scallions, the whole cinnamon stick, and star anise. Stir in your remaining sesame oil, ichimi togarashi, Chinese red pepper flakes and salt. Once it has cooled, discard the cinnamon stick and the star anise pods. Transfer everything else to a glass jar.




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