Crispy Chilli Oil

Crispy Chilli Oil

Indulge in our ultimate crispy chilli oil recipe, a masterpiece of umami-rich goodness. Sichuan peppercorns gently tingle your tongue with a subtle numbing sensation, while the hot and savoury blend of flavours creates a delightful contrast. The crispy chilli oil tantalizes your palate with a combination of hot, numbing, and rich flavours that effortlessly combine savoury, sweet, and spicy notes. The contrasting elements of saltiness and crispiness add a satisfying textural dimension, while the hint of fatty goodness lingers on your tongue, creating an unforgettable experience. This versatile condiment adds an unforgettable touch to noodles, dumplings, eggs, and even desserts! (try on vanilla ice cream and thank me later!)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Burmese, Chinese, Indo-Burmese, indo-chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean


  • 1 large saucepan or frying pan


  • 6 shallots/small onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 250 ml sunflower oil (or any flavour neutral oil)

Dry spices

  • tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp sichuan peppercorns (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp MSG powder (optional, but adds a savoury depth to the chilli oil)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • tsp sesame seeds


Keyword Chilli Oil, Crispy Chilli Oil

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