Soy dipping sauce

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    half a cup

Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

Dark soy is an aged soy that is actually lighter in salt than light soy sauce. The use of ‘cooked’ oil has long been a kitchen secret of Cantonese sauces.


  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 slice ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced


Heat oil until it starts to smoke. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Mix cooked oil with dark and light soy, ginger and chilli. Serve in small dipping bowls.