Chung Yau

Scallion Oil

Preparation info

  • 3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Scallion oil is less an accompaniment than it is an ingredient. It is used in several recipes and is a base for other sauces.


  • 1 cup of the stringy whiskers end of the scallions, washed and dried thoroughly
  • 1 cup of green portion of scallions, cut into 3 sections, washed and dried thoroughly


  1. Heat wok over medium heat. Add peanut oil, then add all scallions. When the scallions turn brown, the oil is done.

  2. With a strainer, remove scallions and discard. Strain the oil through a fine strainer into a mixing bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature.

  3. Pour the scallion oil into a glass jar and refrigerate until needed.