We realise this stuff doesn’t sound very Irish, but it is! Made by Dublin’s own White Mausu, this Peanut Rāyu is inspired by flavours from Japan, Korea and China, but is very much a product of the Emerald Isle.
At Dalriata, we love to feature products from small, independent manufacturers alongside the household names. We started selling White Mausu products right at the beginning, when we were just a pop-up store subletting an ice cream shop for the winter. They were hugely popular with our customers, but for boring logistical reasons, we couldn’t get hold of any for a while. Now, after far too long, we’re proud to bring them back to the shelves of our Berlin store, and also online.
What is White Mausu Peanut Rayu?
This chilli oil with a twist is a distinctly Irish twist on a classic Japanese taberu rāyu, or chilli oil. On its way to the other side of the world, it’s picked up a little Chinese and Korean influence, and is all the better for it.
Inside this beautifully designed glass jar you’ll find a condiment that’s just bursting with flavour. To a base of sunflower oil are added organic peanuts, sesame, garlic and chilli, making for a crunchy, spicy, savoury delight full of umami.
What can I do with White Mausu Peanut Rayu?
There are so many ways you can use this delicious chilli oil. It’s capable of livening up just about any dish you can think of. Drizzle it over boiled, fried or especially roasted vegetables and give them a tingly, savoury kick. It’s just as good in salads, too. Add some to a tomato salsa for an unorthodox, but interesting twist on a Mexican classic. Use it as a dip alongside pickles or even grilled meats. Or just spoon it into a sandwich! No doubt you’ll have some ideas of your own, but it really rewards experimentation – it’s incredibly versatile stuff, and it’s pretty hard to go wrong.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, you’ll find some fantastic recipes on White Mausu’s website.