Sweet and Sour Sauce - Philippine Style

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple and easy to make. It’s a recipe used by my Filipino wife’s family for many years. You don’t have to go out and buy anything special for this sauce, you’ll have the ingredients on hand. We use it mostly for a lumpia dip but it’s also a great dip for chicken nuggets, pork, meatballs, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cornstarch and water, set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, ketchup crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add cornstarch mixture and simmer until it thickens and clears, stirring constantly.
Most Helpful

Loved it. I added more crushed red pepper flakes to suit our taste. Will make this again for sure. Thanks.

Out of the Blue August 29, 2006

The whole family loved your Simple and Easy Lumpia recipe and this wonderful Sweet and Sour Sauce (dipping sauce)! Thank you for sharing both, as it has been added to our regular line-up! They are both better than great!

Likkel February 10, 2015