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Chinese sweet and sour sauce
Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
All-purpose Chinese sweet and sour sauce, for around 500g food or a small rice bowl of dipping sauce! How to use it, add your fried chicken, pork, fish, shrimp, tofu and whatever you want before or after adding water starch!
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: sweet and sour
Author: Elaine
  • 2 middle size garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. green onion white
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Basic sweet and sour sauce
  • 4 tbsp. ketchup
  • 8 tbsp. water , 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • a small pinch of salt if needed
Water starch
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  1. Heat up vegetable oil in pan or wok; add garlic, green onions and ginger to stir-fry for around 2 minutes or until aroma with low fire.
  2. Then pour the basic sauce to the wok, bring all the content to a boiling. And add water starch in. Keep on stirring in the process.
Recipe Notes

If rice vinegar is not available, you can use lemon juice to replace it.