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A dumpling being dipped into a blue patterned bowl with hot and sweet Thai sauce

Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce

Course: Asian
Cuisine: Tai
Keyword: Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 100kcal
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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  • 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