Peking sauce which can be used to make Peking style shredded pork, serve as a dip for peking duck or Chinese spring pancakes.

Have you ever tried the charming duck sauce along with the famous peking style roasted ducks? It is a sweet yet savory sauce, matching extremely well with scallions. In China, we use this type of sauce not only as dipping sauce but also as stir frying sauces.The peking sauce served in restaurant usually is using the oil from roasted peking duck, which has a light reddish brown.

Peking duck sauce|
Peking ducks sauce in restaurants

Ingredients Notes

To make authentic peking sauce, we need Tian Mian Jiang, it is a fermented yellow soybean paste(黄豆酱). There are several varieties here. In generally, they are called “黄豆酱”.  The most outstanding and popular ones are dried yellow soybean paste “干黄酱” from a famous brand “六必居” and thinner Sichuan style sweet bean paste. If you are living in China or visiting China, purchasing  several packages should be a good option. But it might be quite hard to find outside China. The paste is very thick with strong aroma.

The next option is to use Sichuan style sweet bean paste.

Zha jiang mian| soy bean paste sauce
Dry sweet bean paste from “六必居”
peking duck sauce|
Homemade peking duck for peking style shredded pork stir fry

Cook’s Notes

If you wan to use this sauce as a dipping sauce, it is quite important to keep it “running”. I would suggest adding around 2 tablespoons of water in addition .

If the sauce is fried as a stir-frying sauce, we want it to coat other ingredients. So slightly reducing the amount of water or increase the simmering time.

Peking duck sauce|

Peking Sauce (京酱)

Learn how to tune the authentic Peking sauce at home. It can be used as stir fry sauce or dipping sauce. 
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Course: sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Peking sauce, Peking style
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Elaine


  • 2 tbsp. Tian Mian Jiang, sweet wheat past
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame paste
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil divided
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 to 10 tbsp. water see note2
  • 1/4 tsp. Chinese five spice powder (optional)


  • Heat up 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a small pan and fry the Tian Mian Jiang over slowest fire for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in water and add sugar in and sesame paste. Keep slow fire and continue mixing until well combined. You can continue heating if you prefer a thicker texture. Turn off fire and mix with sesame oil and five spice powder.
  • The sauce should be thick but also running and it can be kept in fridge for 3-4 days. You can also use the sauce to make Peking style pork stir fry.


The Nutrition facts of Tian Mian Jiang is just roughly calculated. 
If you plan to make it simply as a dipping sauce, you can add extra 2 tablespoons of water to make the sauce a little bit running. 


Calories: 55kcal | Fat: 4.4g | Sodium: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg

How to use the sauce

This peking sauce can be used in peking style stir-frying dishes like this Peking style shredded pork stir fry

Peking style pork sheds|

It can be used as a dipping sauce for peking duck or spring pancakes.

Spring roll wrapper as peking duck wrappers|

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  1. Hi Elaine,
    you wrote 1|2 tbsp. seasame paste as an ingredient to sauce, but there no using of seasame paste in instructions, is it kind of mistake?