Asian Essentials: Sweet/Sour Sauce

Andy Anderson !


I have been getting into my Asian cooking phase… it happens every year around this time. I do stir-fry recipes, rice, veggies, shrimp… whatever.

I have two sauces that I use. One is a really spicy stir-fry sauce that I have already posted. This one is a bit more on the mellow side, with notes of sweet and sour. It is crazy easy to put together, and is so yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/4 c
    hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    sushi vinegar, or rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    tamari sauce
  • 1 pinch
    white pepper, freshly ground

How to Make Asian Essentials: Sweet/Sour Sauce


  2. I prefer sushi vinegar for this recipe, because it has a bit more kick to it. And the addition of the white pepper gives it just a hint of sweet heat.
  3. If you have never had the opportunity to use a sauce like this, just remember that it is a heavy sauce, and you will probably need less than you think to achieve the desired results. As with all things: Practice makes perfect.
  4. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Allow the ingredients to simmer for one quick minute.
  7. Remove from the heat, and allow to completely cool.
  8. Add to a non-reactive jar, with a good seal, and then place in the fridge until needed.
  10. Use where you want an Asian influence… I love it on shrimp. Enjoy.
  11. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Asian Essentials: Sweet/Sour Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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