Chinese Spring Onion Sauce

by Jo Kenny

Whenever my husband and I head over to London’s Chinatown, our platter of meat is always accompanied by a simple spring onion sauce that blows our minds. We usually get a “three BBQ meat rice” from Four Seasons, a cheap-and-cheerful but seriously delicious pork and duck restaurant. The dish features char sui pork, roast duck, and soya chicken drizzled with spring onion sauce; the flavour is just incredible. As we’re saving for a holiday we’ve not been to Chinatown in what feels like forever, we decided to whipp up a batch of our very own Chinese spring onion and ginger sauce to soothe our withdrawals!

Spring Onion Sauce Recipe

  • 1 bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • Half a cup of peanut oil
  • Big pinch of salt

Put the spring onion, ginger and salt in a bowl. Heat up the oil in a pan until really hot (peanut oil has a high burning point so don’t worry) and then pour it over the contents of the bowl. Leave to rest until it has cooled to room temperature. It’s ready to go!

Spring onion ginger sauce Chinese style

This is so easy to make. The nuttiness of the oil, the spiciness of the onion and the freshness of the ginger all mix together perfectly to make a seriously tasty sauce. I promise you, a spoonful of this stuff over plain grilled chicken will turn your meal from boring health food into a party in your mouth!

Spring onion Chinese sauce

This is an oil-based sauce so rather heavy in calories, but if you’re following a keto or low carb diet, this is definitely safe to add to your menu!

Chinese spring onion sauce

Chinese spring onion ginger sauce over grilled chicken

This sauce packs a punch. Be sure you’re equipped with gum should you be venturing out in public after!

If you’re a fan of Chinese cooking, make sure to check out this incredibly easy recipe for braised pork. It’s perfect with steamed rice of fluffy baos.

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