Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love the pinkish red sweet and sour sauce that is served in Chinese restaurants...I have tried dozens of recipes and been disappointed so I made this one by trial and error...this is the closest I have come to getting that flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat bring Part 1 ingredients to a boil.
  2. Mix Part 2 ingredients and add to boiling mixture.
  3. Cook until bubbly and thick.
  4. Remove from stove and add Part 3 ingredients.
  5. This will keep in the refrigerator for weeks.
  6. Room temperature ketchup mixes easier than refrigerated.
  7. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

This was good - but I modified second batch by using 1/4 c. white sugar and 2/4 c. brown sugar. Also tried it with chili sauce instead of catsup and my hubby liked it better.

mewmew January 14, 2004

This sauce was really good. I made it today and served it with chicken nuggets. It was even better than the one you usually get in chinese restaurants. Next time I may try it with chili sauce, but it really is great just as it is. I will definitly make this again! Thanks!

MarieRynr March 15, 2004

This is great, and easy I added it to some breaded boxed shrip...cooked some minute rice and frozen oriental vegetables...and PRESTO chinese take out...!!!thnaks. Paula

paula&matt August 04, 2003

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