Chili pepper water

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Red chili peppers drying in the sun. These types of peppers are used in the preparation of chili pepper water.

Chili pepper water is a condiment[1] that is very popular in Hawaii and in its most basic culinary form is prepared from local red chilis, salt, and water.

Chili pepper water is historically a homemade concoction used in household kitchens and restaurants. Various ingredients are sometimes added for additional flavor, including garlic, ginger, mirin, and rice wine vinegar. It is often used splashed on eggs, rice and other foods to add flavor and spicy heat.

Commercial production[edit]

Several varieties are commercially produced and available in ethnic markets on the mainland.


Commercial chili pepper water has many competitors, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chili Pepper Water. Accessed February 2010.

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