As a foodie, you know that the sauce is the most important part of any meal. If you’re looking for a versatile Asian sauce to accompany a wide variety of Chinese dishes, you’ve just found it! This Asian dipping sauce pairs deliciously with spring rolls, wontons, dumplings, vegetables, pan-fried meats, or even stir-fried rice — and you can make it in mere minutes!
While there are countless variations of Chinese sauce recipes, this particular recipe is a quick and basic one that packs a flavor punch without requiring a laundry list of ingredients or a complicated set of instructions. All you need is seven ingredients, your Blendtec WildSide+ jar, your Kitchen Mill, and a dish for the sauce to accompany!
Browse more Asian cuisine inspiration here.
Pairs Perfectly With Any Asian Cuisine
Oriental sauce is a staple in Chinese food. Its basic ingredients include soy sauce, some form of sweetness, a meat-based broth, and something to thicken it with. Having such basic ingredients at its base, it goes well with practically anything you put it on. People like to add spices, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and/or rice wine to enhance the flavors, but you can customize the recipe however you’d like for the dish you’ve prepared.
Suggested Variations for Asian Dipping Sauce Recipes
Because this recipe is really just a base for whatever you want it to become, it can be changed to suit your palate in so many different ways. If you prefer the sauce to be a little sweeter, add in a pinch (about a teaspoon) of brown sugar. For a bit of texture and crunch, stir in some chopped green onion or thinly sliced strips of ginger.
Asian sauce recipes can also be altered slightly to pair with Japanese cuisine; simply swap the soy sauce for ponzu and add some mirin. You could even put a Thai spin on the sauce by infusing it with some Thai chili paste and a dash of lime juice. The adventurous at heart will love a kick of spice from red pepper flakes, Sriracha, or hot sauce! On the other hand, if you’re cooking for children or have an aversion to spicy food, skip the ginger and red pepper flakes altogether.
For a soy-free alternative, coconut aminos are the perfect substitution. If you want your sauce a little thicker, use cornstarch, but if you have an allergy to corn, any starch will work. The possibilities are endless!
How to Store This Asian Sauce
Chinese sauce can be stored in an airtight mason jar in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to eat it again, you can heat it up in the microwave, in a saucepan, or pour it directly into the dish you’re serving it on while it’s cooking. Enjoy!