Chinese Duck Sauce

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"The name "Duck Sauce" was created in the United States. It became popular as a dip for any food, from Spareribs and Egg Rolls to almost anything else imaginable. I have been making this for years and wanted to share it with you. It is delicious and a great addition to your condiments list for everyday cooking, especially Chinese dishes and appetizers. It makes about 4 (12 ounce) bottles. PLEASE NOTE: Chinese Plum Sauce and Sambal Oelek can be bought in Asian grocery stores. Some supermarkets and specialty stores also stock it in the International isle. From "Madame Chu's Chinese Cooking School," by Grace Zia Chu, Fireside, 1975. Yield 48 ounces"

Original is 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (21.1 g)
  • Calories 28.3
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 74.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 2.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pick out from the canned or bottled plum sauce any solid pieces, like ginger, pimento or other spices. Discard these.

Step 2

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.

Step 3

Store in jars and leave in the refrigerator. This Duck Sauce will keep for months.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I made one quarter of this recipe and it made plenty for our dinner, and I had some left over. It beats the heck out of any other duck sauce I have ever made! It is full of fruity deliciousness that would be yummy with any Chinese or Thai appetizers!


review by:
(27 Apr 2020)


This sauce is so good I could drink it! I used it on your Egg Rolls. So yummy!


review by:
(16 Dec 2018)


I love having this on hand for when I cook Chinese. Great on fried rice, egg rolls, chicken fingers,ribs, fried shrimp, chicken wings and lots of others. Easy to make from store bought ingredients. Delicious.


review by:
(16 May 2018)


Great dipping sauce Auntie! I was anxious to try this to see what it was all about and it's a winner with all of us. I made it to dip spring rolls in and to pour over our rice. Delicious!


review by:
(10 Mar 2015)

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