Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe for Chinese salad dressing comes from Henry Chung's Hunan Style Chinese Cookbook. Henry's restaurant, Hunan, on Sansome St in San Francisco is my all-time favorite! The cookbook is long out of print but you may be able to find it through an internet used book site.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 soy sauce (Kikkoman or a combination of light and dark Chinese soy)
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons chinese hot red hot pepper oil (or sambal oelek)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro (optional)
  • 1 -2 cup chicken stock, as needed
  • salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together, tasting as you go to taste.
  2. Serve with shredded cabbage, fresh bean sprouts, etc.