Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    5⅔ cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

My mother used to make this by the gallon for her catering business in our tiny basement in Minneapolis. On Saturday mornings, we would wake up not to the whiff of pancakes, but to the aroma of dark soy sauce, crushed pineapple and vinegar melding together to make this perfectly balanced dipping sauce that’s just the right amount of sweet and just the right amount of sour. I always say life wouldn’t be as sweet without the sour! This versatile sauce, also known as duck sauce or plum sauce,