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Spicy Chinese Dipping Sauce

Spicy Chinese Dipping Sauce is a popular condiment in Chinese cuisine but can be used to flavour many other types of food, as well. It adds flavour and complements and enhances the foods it's served with. This sauce was made specifically to pair with Chinese Braised Beef Shank, but you could use it to flavour noodles, rice, dumplings or anything other dish.

Making this dipping sauce couldn't be easier, as you only have to mix together your preferred sauces and flavourings. I generally use light soy sauce for dipping sauces, as dark soy sauce can sometimes overwhelm the other flavours. There are also multiple varieties of Chinese chilli oil available, some with chillies in and others just the oil, so you only have to choose your favourite one to use for the sauce. This sauce is infinitely customisable, depending on what you want to serve it with. 

Here's what you'll need to make this spicy Chinese dipping sauce:
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1 Tbsp light soy sauce (or Chinese braising stock from Chinese Braised Beef Shank (Lu Niu Rou | 卤牛肉))
1 Tbsp spicy oil [1]
1 tsp sesame oil

And here's what you'll need to do:

  • Put the soy sauce or braising stock, spicy oil and sesame oil into a small dish and mix together.
  • Optionally, you could 1/2 tsp of finely chopped spring onion to the sauce for added flavour and texture.

Notes

  1. I use crispy toasted chillies in oil, but feel free to use your favourite spicy sauce. Tip: Oil based sauces work best here.

Spicy Chinese Dipping Sauce

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More Family Recipes: Spicy Chinese Dipping Sauce

This easy spicy Chinese dipping sauce is extremely versatile and can be used to flavour all your favourite foods.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
Yield: 1 portion
Course: Condiment, Dip
Cuisine: Chinese
Tags: Chilli Dipping Sauce, Chilli Soy Sauce

Ingredients

1 Tbsp light soy sauce (or Chinese braising stock from Chinese Braised Beef Shank (Lu Niu Rou | 卤牛肉))
1 Tbsp spicy oil [1]
1 tsp sesame oil

Method

  1. Put the soy sauce or braising stock, spicy oil and sesame oil into a small dish and mix together.
  2. Optionally, you could 1/2 tsp of finely chopped spring onion to the sauce for added flavour and texture.

Notes

  1. I use crispy toasted chillies in oil, but feel free to use your favourite spicy sauce. Tip: Oil based sauces work best here.

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