Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Comedie

Sweet and a little spicy. Our basic condiment in the house. Very quick and simple to make. Based on the Lemon Grass Restaurant's cookbook "The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking". We always have a jar on hand in the frig. Many different ground chili paste nomenclatures. If unsure, read the ingredients: red chili peppers, salt, vinegar, and sesame oil are basic to all of them. Usually in a clear plastic jar with a green or red plastic lid.

Top Review by ndelacourt

Delicious! I just used crushed red chili's as I did not have any paste, and used sweet rice flour instead of cornstarch and it was awesome! Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons hot ground chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 12 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 23 cup water
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Combine everything, except cilantro, in a small sauce pan and mix.
  2. Once blended, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cliantro.

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