Sauce and Seasoning Recipes
Soy Sauce Substitute
Soy Sauce Substitute - a recipe using reduced salt beef broth, molasses and vinegar.
Chinese Sauce – How to Store Chinese Sauce and Seasonings
How to store Chinese sauce - Find out which Chinese Sauces and seasonings you need to refrigerate.
The Mysterious XO Sauce
XO sauce - What is XO sauce, where did it come from, and what do you do with it
Top 10 Fermented Black Bean Recipes
Flavored with garlic, salt and other spices, fermented black beans add extra flavor to Chinese dishes. Here are my top 10 Chinese recipes using fermented black beans (also called salted black beans).
Hot Pepper Oil
Hot pepper oil is another name for Szechuan chili oil. This recipe adds sesame oil and cayenne pepper flakes to the heated chili peppers and vegetable oil.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
A quick and easy recipe that can be used as a dipping sauce or combined with a side dish. This recipe uses ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and soy sauce.
Sweet and Sour Sauce - Vegetarian
Another ketchup, sugar and white vinegar recipe, with vegetarian Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor. (Non-vegetarians can use standard Worcestershire sauce).
More Sweet and Sour Recipes
Try recipes for sweet and sour sauce paired with chicken, pork, spareribs and more.
Black Bean Sauce in Chinese Cooking
While nothing beats the unique mixture of salt and spice in fermented black beans (also called salted or preserved black beans), they aren't always available. Here is advice on how to replace fermented black beans with black bean sauce in Chinese cooking.
Brown sauce frequently accompanies restaurant dishes such as Beef With Broccoli.
More About Sweet and Sour Sauce
Learn more about this popular sauce.
Sauce/Seasoning Recipes from Your Guide's Recipe File
I've included recipes for plum sauce, oyster sauce, sweet and sour sauce, Szechuan seasonings, and more.
You say Coriander, I say...Cilantro?
Both coriander spice and the herb cilantro come from the same plant.
Try the recipe for this popular sauce that goes well with either shrimp or lobster.
Sesame's delightfully nutty flavor is found in desserts and dips, sauces and salads. Learn about the history of this exotic seasoning and the types of sesame products used in Chinese cooking.
Learn more about the dark brown liquid that is essential to Chinese cooking, including history, types, and tips on usage. From Your Guide.
If salsa was the "ketchup of the nineties," will XO sauce be the ketchup of the new millennium? Find out more in this article from your Guide.
What Makes a Marinade?
What is the purpose of marinades? How do they work? Find out more in this article by Peggy Trowbridge, About's Home Cooking Guide.
Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
Sweet and sour sauce recipe – orange juice and chopped ginger add an extra kick to this basic Chinese sweet and sour sauce recipe.
Vegetable Stir fry Sauce
Vegetable Stir fry Sauce – an easy stir-fry sauce for stir-frying vegetables. Vegetable stir-fry sauce.
What Makes Hot Mustard Hot?
Hot Mustard - Information and recipes about this popular Chinese condiment
Versatile Chinese Dipping Sauces
Chinese dipping sauces do double duty by enlivening appetizers and main dishes.
Five Spice Powder - Which Spice Gives Which Taste?
How do the individual spices contribute to the sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy taste of five-spice powder?