A dipping sauce is a common condiment that is used to add and enhance the flavor of a dish. In the Philippines, Toyomansi (soy sauce and calamondin) and Patismansi (fish sauce and calamondin) are among the favorite dipping sauces for fried and grilled foods.
There are preferred dipping sauces per food category in each Asian country; however, there is one dip that can be considered as the most common and widely used: the basic Asian dipping sauce.
Basic Asian Dipping Sauce is a simple dip that is made from soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Since Asians like some heat in their food, chilies are sometimes added to it.
This oriental tasting dip is perfect for steamed or fried Dim Sum; you may also use this in grilled meat, seafood, and vegetables.
Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Sesame oil
- Chili pepper optional
- Combine soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil (also add chili, if desired) in a dipping bowl.
- Stir the mixture using a teaspoon.
- Serve along with fried or steamed Dim Sum.
- Share and Enjoy!!!