Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BeachGirl

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.

Top Review by Sharon123

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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