Cathy's Garlic Dipping Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Gerry

We enjoy little dishes of dipping sauce when we serve Chinese food. This is excellent when serving dry ribs or crispy fried chicken balls and such. This recipe was passed along from a family member and is requested any time we have the ribs and chicken. I always double this recipe.

Top Review by flygirl 5

A very nice sauce! I did add water to thin it down a bit and a pinch of salt to cut through the sweetness just a bit. Thanks for posting :) Made for PAC 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced very fine
  • 3 tablespoons liquid honey (regular honey works well if put in the micro wave to 'melt')
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (occasionally only use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon water (to dislove the cornstarch)


  1. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan.
  2. Add the finely minced garlic and lightly brown.
  3. Be very careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons honey.
  5. Dissolve 1 tablespoon corn starch in 1 tablespoon water to thicken sauce.
  6. (You may add a bit more water) Thicken and stir til nice and shiny.
  7. I often make ahead, refrigerate and warm in micro wave just before using.
  8. Keeps well at least a week.

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