General Tso’s Sauce

(from aloogobi’s recipe box)

Categories: sauce


  • Sauce Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup stock (chicken stock or vegetarian stock, or water)
  • 2 tablespoons Chinkiang vinegar (or rice vinegar, or balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry, or Japanese sake, or stock)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce (or soy sauce, or tamari for gluten-free sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (or soy sauce, or tamari for gluten-free sauce)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Cook
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Heat oil over medium heat until warm. Add garlic and ginger. Stir a few times to release the fragrance. Add red pepper flakes and stir. Stir the sauce again and pour it into the pan. Let it simmer and stir until it thickens.

  3. Now you can pour the sauce over roast vegetables, serve it as a dipping sauce, or use it in your stir fry.

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