Sweet Chili Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

Rice vinegar1/2 cup
Water3/4 cup
Sugar6 tbsp
Garlic cloves5 mediumminced
Tamari1 tbsp
Red chili powder1/2 tspoptional
Sambal Olek3 tbsp
Cornstarch4 tsp
Water2 tbspif needed

  • Add the vinegar, water, sugar, garlic cloves, soy sauce, and red chili powder to a pan. 
  • Heat on medium while stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. 
  • Add the sambal Olek and mix through. Reduce heat and cook until slightly thick (2 minutes).
  • Mix the cornstarch and water into a smooth slurry and add to the sauce.
  • Stir frequently and simmer the sauce for a further 2 – 5 minutes. If it becomes too thick, add some water. 
  • Allow to cool and store in the fridge in a clear glass jar.
  • Use in Sweet Chili Tofu and as a dipping sauce for momos, dumplings, etc.