Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

This is the only sweet and sour dipping sauce you will ever need! Perfect for spring rolls, tastes just like the one from the local chinese (and no pineapple juice!). After a few comments, I am modifying this recipe - please note that Aussie measurements have been used- 1T=20mls. If you use these measurements it shouldn't be too salty; if you find it is please let me know!


  1. Mix together over heat. Bring to the boil, allow to thicken.
  2. Cool, use.
Most Helpful

Well, it doesn't get any easier than this. Homemade sweet and sour sauce with ingredients that are always readily available. This has the right balance of sweet and sour and was good on egg rolls, fried wontons and the chicken skewers. I used Splenda to make it more diabetic friendly. Made for November 2012 Aus/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 November 17, 2012

I was looking for a sweet and sour sauce that I could make on short notice with ingredients I had on hand, and this worked out perfectly. I left out the salt because soy sauce is already salty enough. Great flavor and very easy to make.

Ginny Sue June 06, 2010

I recently ran out of sweet and sour dipping sauce a few days ago and had springrolls as is. I happen to pass this by, mixed the ingredients making sure to remove the lumps, zipped it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minute, quickly stirred it and there it was, a thick sauce, not salty, just right, not too sour nor too sweet. In fact, a bit milder than the bottled sauce. Went well with the springrolls that we're having again today. Should have found this sooner! Thanks, Chickee. :) Made for Aus Recipe Swap #29.

Pneuma June 28, 2009