Japanese-style Chunky Olive Oil

Japanese-style Chunky Olive Oil

This chunky olive oil will keep you coming back for more. There are many various uses such as using with bread, pasta, warm veggies, cold tofu, etc.

Ingredients: 1 jar

Olive oil
200 ml
Onion (minced)
1 medium
Dried shirasu
40 g
Ground sesame seeds (black)
3 tablespoons
Bonito flakes
10 g
Garlic (grated)
1/2 teaspoon
Ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon
Ichimi spice
1 pinch
2 teaspoons


1. Dry fry the shirasuboshi. Transfer to a plate.
2. Add 150 ml of olive oil to the frying pan (set aside 50 ml), add the minced onion and cook.
3. Once the onion has changed color, add the garlic, ginger, ichimi spice, salt and mix.
4. Let it cook a bit and then add the shirasuboshi from Step 1, the ground sesame seeds, and the bonito flakes. Toss.
5. Stop the heat and stir in the remaining 50 ml of olive oil to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some olive oil leftover and wondered what I could make that would use up a lot. So I came up with this homemade rice seasoning on the spot.