Learn how to make this iconic Cantonese sauce from the comfort of your own home. Prepare this in 5 simple steps and just under 10 minutes. Once prepared, it can be used to cook with meat and veggies or used as a dim sum dip without the cornstarch.
Mix chicken broth, wine, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Place a wok over medium heat and add olive oil.
Sautee the scallion and ginger until fragrant which takes around 10-15 seconds.
Mix cornstarch with cold water in a separate cup and add the mixture bit by bit until it thickens. Make sure you stir constantly when adding cornstarch. The blend will thicken after 5-8 minutes of cooking.
Pour into the bowl and the Cantonese sauce is ready.
You can also make this famous Chinese brown sauce by using premium dark soy for better results. Umami flavour comes mainly from soy, fish and oyster sauce.