Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Juenessa

This sauce is delicious with grilled chicken or pork. It is a quick, simple Thai sauce.

Top Review by Beth A.

Fantastic dipping sauce! We were searching for a Sweet/Hot Thai dipping sauce to serve with an Asian appetizer sampler we had. At the grocery, they were sampling a store-bought sauce they sold there. I told my husband I thought we could do better than that, and thanks to my friends at Recipezaar, we did!! I can always count on someone here to come up with the best. The perfect ratio of sweet to hot. I will be using this recipe often. Thank you, Juenessa!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan bring vinegar to a boil.
  2. Stir in sugar and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. With a mortar and pestle or in a bowl with back of a spoon pound or mash garlic to a paste with salt.
  4. Add red pepper flakes and combine well.
  5. Stir garlic paste into vinegar and cool.
  6. Sauce keeps, sealed in a jar and chilled, 5 days.
  7. Serve sauce at room temperature in individual condiment bowls for dipping.

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