Chile Soy Dipping Sauce

A simple but incredibly delicious sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

Yield: 1 cup

Time: 10 minutes


  • small saucepan
  • whisk


  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ⅓ c soy sauce
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 T onion, minced
  • 2 T fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 T chile paste, preferably sambal oelek*


Heat sugar and soy sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves, 2-3 minutes.

Let cool, then whisk in remaining ingredients.


Serve with corn fritters, spring rolls, or another dip-worthy recipe.

* If you don’t like spicy, you can substitute miso.

VeganAdapted from the recipe for "chile soy sauce" in Asian Fusion (read my review).

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Chile soy dipping sauce