How to make delicious sauce for your dishes?

You could say that the sauce holds the soul of the food. A tasty, balanced sauce means a tasty, flavor balances food. But to make a delicate sauce that fits your food, not everyone knows. These are useful sauce recipes for your Kitchen Journal.

1/ Dipping sauce for seafood

Seafood is always a delicacy from Mother Nature and a lot of people indeed love it, of course, with some good sauce to buff up the taste. If you want to make a great dish of dipping sauce for seafood, note down this useful recipe.

You will need:

  • Lemongrass: 3-4 strands
  • Black pepper, umami
  • 20-30 kumquats
  • Finely minced garlic and chili
  • Soup base powder: 3 tablespoons
  • Chili sauce: 2-3 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar: 6-7 tablespoons


Peel the garlic, wash the chili and then mash them together with brown sugar in a kitchen mortar.

Peel lemongrass and chop finely. Slice the kumquats in half, squeeze for the juice and filter the seeds. After that add the soup base powder, chili sauce, umami, pepper, kumquat juice and the mashed garlic-chili into a kitchen grinder. Grind the mixture up thoroughly. Start tasting to see if it suits your taste. At last, pour the sauce into a bowl and top it up with some chopped lemongrass. The sauce is now ready to enhance your delicious seafood party.

2/ Dipping sauce for boiled dishes

Boiled dishes are simple and familiar to every family’s meal. To make the dish more flavorful, you only need to follow these simple steps for a delicious and savory sauce.

You will need:

  • l/2 Lemon
  • Quality fish sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic and chili
  • Brown sugar: 3 tablespoons

Instruction: Add water in a bowl, follow up with fish sauce, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until the mixture dissolved, it should have a balanced sweet-sour-salty taste. Put the minced garlic and chili in, stir up. There you go, a terrific bowl of sauce for your boiled meat, fresh veggies, rice noodles, etc,…

3/ Dipping sauce for fish dishes

Let’s head to the kitchen to make this amazing but easy one-for-all-fishes sauce. This recipe will definitely light up the joy in your family’s meal!

You will need:

  • Quality fish sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1 small piece
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced or sliced chili
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Umami: 1/4 teaspoon

Instruction: First, add lukewarm water in a small bowl, add in sugar, umami and stir up. Next, add minced garlic and minced ginger in with fish sauce. Mix them with lemon juice and chopped chili.

And that’s a pretty and savory bowl of ginger fish sauce for your meal.

4/ Dipping sauce for boiled snails

To enjoy delicious boiled snail dishes like in restaurants, the sauce is very important. With this simple recipe, you can make a total finger-licking bowl of homemade dipping sauce!

  You will need:

  • Quality fish sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Warm water: 1 tablespoons
  • 2-3 kumquats
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons
  • Finely minced ginger, chili, garlic
  • Chopped coriander
  • Chopped lemon grass

Instruction: First, put fish, warm water and sugar in a bowl, mix well. Place the mixture on the stove and boiled until sugar dissolved. Take it off the stove and let cool. Next, add in minced ginger, garlic, chili in the cooled fish sauce mix. Mix them up with lemon juice, coriander and lemongrass. Stir well.

Finally, slice the kumquat in half and drop the half into the sauce bowl without slicing it. The oil in the kumquat will savor up the taste of your dipping sauce.

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