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    Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    BeachGirl's Note:

    When dining at a "family-style" Chinese restaurant in San Francisco's China Town, I tasted the absolute BEST Sweet and Sour sauce. After many attempts to re-create that special taste, I finally captured it! This can be used for Sweet and Sour chicken, pork or shrimp. It is also a good dipping sauce for Wontons. It has a very festive red-orange color.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Combine cornstarch and water.
    2. 2
      Set aside.
    3. 3
      In saucepan heat all remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved and liquid is hot.
    4. 4
      Slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, about 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Serve warm or room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 25, 2003


      This went great with the chicken bites I made tonight! Just the right sweet with sour. My daughter loves s&s sauce, so we will be making this often! Thanks!

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    • on March 23, 2011


      Although I am used to and love the restaurant-style/pineapple type of sweet sauce, this has made a convert of me! Made this to go with homemade fried rice and chow mein, and it is spectacular! Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • on February 08, 2004


      Good consistency, color and balance of sweet and sour. Vinegar flavor comes through too strongly, however. May try lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (102 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 120.7
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 359.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 27.1 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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