Chilli Oil/Chilli Dipping Sauce

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Taste of China

By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

Chilli oil is sometimes used as a dipping condiment as well as a seasoning in China, where it is generally milder than the commercially made chilli oil from Sichuan Province, and certainly never as hot as the oil from Southeast Asia. Of course, as chillies vary, so do the oils vary in strength and flavour. You can purchase chilli oil from Chinese markets. The Thai and Malaysian versions are especially hot; the Taiwanese and Chinese versions are more subtle. Such commercial products are quit