Thai Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a hot, sweet, sticky sauce that goes with Thai barbecued chicken as well as appetizers like spring rolls or fried won-tons. From the great Thai cookbook "True Thai". We absolutely love this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar and a 1/2 cup of the sugar.
  2. Bring to a low boil over med-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and add in remaining sugar.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently as the mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the salt.
  6. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Then stir in the chili-garlic sauce and remove from heat.
  8. Let sauce cool and serve at room temp.
  9. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks if it lasts that long.
  10. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was an excellent dipping sauce - one of the better recipes I've found. I have tried it with both white vinegar and rice vinegar and have decided that I'll probably reduce the amount of vinegar next time. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

FABULOUS!!!! The perfect dipping sauce for my Tender Fried Calamari ! Super easy too! I used cider vinegar and Huy Fong chili garlic sauce. The only suggestion I would makle is to start off with a little less chili garlic sauce to start. I think its perfect using the full tablespoon, but I enjoy lots of heat... others might want to start with a little less. But LOVED this terrific recipe! Thanks for sharing!