Soy dipping sauce

Preparation info

  • Makes

    half a cup

    • Difficulty


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


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.