Asian Pear Dipping Sauce


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    2½ Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Readers of this book will know of my unbridled enthusiasm for Korean cooking—a cuisine, I might add, that is grossly underappreciated in the West. This sauce reflects the Korean penchant for combining sweet, salty, and nutty flavors in a single dish. Serve it with any Korean meat dish.


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sake or dry sherry
  • ¼


Combine the soy sauce, sake, sugar, pear, scallions, onion, and sesame seeds in a medium-size bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed and the sugar dissolves. Divide the sauce among as many small bowls as there are people, so each person has his own for dipping, and serve at once.