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Ramp Chili Oil (Taberu Rayu)

Taberu rayu (食べるラー油) or japanese chili oil is a condiment that's eaten with rice or noodles. This version uses ramps in place of garlic for a fresh spring taste.
Course Condiments & Pickles
Cuisine Japanese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Shellfish, Vegetable
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Pescatarian


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 100 grams ramp whites minced
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 20 grams scallop dried sea minced (I used a spice grinder)
  • 2 teaspoons gochugaru (korean chili powder)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon evaporated cane sugar


  1. Add the vegetable oil ramp whites to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until until the onions begin to sizzle. Fry, stirring occasionally until the ramps are fragrant and starting to caramelize (about 10-15 minutes). Add the sesame oil, dried scallops, chili peppers, chili powder, soy sauce and sugar. Fry for another minute then remove from the heat.