Chinese Dipping Sauce

    2 hours 20 mins

    Serve as a dipping sauce for Oriental dishes like spring rolls and dumplings.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 spring onion, minced
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced root ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr fermenting  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, add additional hoisin sauce to thicken mixture to your desired consistency if needed. Cover the sauce, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to allow flavours time to blend.
    2. Before serving, pour mixture into a small saucepan and heat. Serve warm.

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    I made this recipe as a dipping sauce for appetizer meatballs. I didn't have any hoisin sauce, so used extra soy sauce. I also used a few dashes of ground ginger and substituted brown sugar for the white sugar. I doubled the recipe and it was enough for the meatballs and potstickers I had the next night! Even with all my substitutions, this recipe was a hit! Thanks!  -  01 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! This tastes exactly like the dipping sauce that comes with the dumplings from my local Chinese take out place. The stuff is awesome. I used rice wine vinegar in place of the water. I will defintely be making this again and again.  -  16 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this recipe, I served it with the Won Ton Snacks recipe I found here too, I did lighten it up with about a tablespoon more water and a dash of rice wine vinegar, I also added a teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds, and a very tiny amount of red pepper flakes, I think this would be great a little more spicy and served with Lettuce Wraps. Thanks for a great recipe.  -  28 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)