Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I know, that's a really long ingredient list. Pretty simple to make, though. The sauce is very flavorful without being very hot; I use it as a marinade or a stir-fry sauce most often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the sesame oil and cook onion (be careful, sesame oil has a low flashpoint and burns easily).
  2. Add ginger and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook 20 minutes.
  4. Strain and cook another 20 minutes.
  5. This will keep well in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

This had great flavor! We made it tonight with fried rice and chicken and the kids loved it! I made it exactly as described but with no cilantro or lemongrass (didn't have any) but it was still great! Thank you so much.

5 5

Made this exactly as stated except no cilantro. As you say, it makes a quart... it went so fast that next time I will make two quarts. It's great on BBQ pork and on rice and on shrimp and on and on and on. This is my new favorite sauce. Thanks ChrisMc.

5 5

Had this with pork! =0 & =) Changed it just a bit - used applesauce in place of plum sauce.(hope it didn't make too much difference...) I have to tell you this sauce with pork is great eating! Thanks for posting!!