Chunky Ra-yu!

This chunky ra-yu is delicious and not quite as spicy as it looks.
It's moderate spicy and can be used with all kinds of dishes.


Vegetable oil
100 ml
Sesame oil
50 ml
5 cloves
Japanese leek
Korean chili pepper
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Fish sauce
1 teaspoon


1. Peel the garlic, cut in half and remove the core. Roughly mince.
2. De-seed the red chili pepper.
3. Mince 1/3 of the green onion.
4. Add the vegetable oil and the sesame oil to a cooled pan along with the garlic and red chili pepper. Heat on low and let the flavours of the garlic and chili peppers infuse with the oil.
5. Once the mixture is bubbling, add the Korean chili peppers and green onion and bring to a boil again. A minute after the mixture has come to a boil, stop the heat and let the mixture cool.
6. Once it has cooled, add the seasonings and mix well to dissolve. Transfer to an airtight container and you're done!
7. Top this over a raw egg over rice! If you just use the yolk, it'll be delicious and rich. Recipe ID: 1109624.
8. Or add to some to mapo tofu! Check out the recipe for "Sweet Mapo Tofu", Recipe ID: 1089192, and "Medium Spicy Mapo Tofu" Recipe ID: 1088695.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this chunky ra-yu because they sold out of it at the supermarket.