Spicy Peanut Sauce


Preparation info

  • Makes enough for about


    small spring rolls
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

By Ken Hom

Published 1995

  • About

Dipping sauces are common in all Far Eastern cuisines. Here is a tasty Southeast Asian version with a peanut flavour, commonly used with spring rolls. You may adjust the chilli oil to suit your own palate. This sauce may be made well ahead of time.


  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese white rice
  • vinegar or cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chilli oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


    Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl, mixing them thoroughly. Leave the dipping sauce to stand for at least 10 minutes before using.