Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce

This a wonderful sauce for serving with grilled steak…or how we really love it…with freshly steamed dumplings.  The spicy, salty, and sweets flavors are typical of Thai dishes…full-on bold flavors.  Just so good.


Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce
Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce is perfect for dipping your favorite dumpling
A dumpling being dipped into a blue patterned bowl with hot and sweet Thai sauce

Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce

This hot and sweet Thai sauce bursts with flavor and is perfect for grilled meats and for dipping your favorite dumpling into
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Course: Asian
Cuisine: Tai
Keyword: Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 100kcal


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce*
  • 2 tsp Thai chili sauce*
  • 2 green onions scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar** or brown sugar
  • *found in the Asian section of your local super market
  • **found at an Asian market


  • Measure the soy sauce into a cup.
  • Add the cornstarch and stir until it dissolves completely (this will be the thickener for the sauce)...set aside.
  • Pour the chicken stock into a medium sauce pan.
  • Add the fish sauce, chili, green onion, lime juice, and sugar to the saucepan...bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the reserved soy mixture.
  • Stir occasionally until the sauce thicken, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve warm with Thai grilled fish or meats, or with fresh dumplings


Calories: 100kcal
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