Seasoned Soy Sauce

  • 32 minutes
Seasoned soy sauce is the soul of many cold dishes in Sichuan cuisine. Made of soy sauce and seasoned with sugar and spices, it tastes salty, savory, and sweet in aftertaste. Seasoned soy sauce is deep layered complex on taste, but is surprsingly easy to make. Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, turn to low heat, stir constantly to dissolve the sugar, simmer for about 20 minutes until about half soy sauce is left, take out all spices and finally transfer the soy sauce to a container.


Soy Sauce 2 cups
Brown Sugar 6 tbs
White Sugar 6 tbs
Sichuan Pepper 1 tbs
Ginger 1 pcs
Green Onion Stem few pcs
Star Anise 3 pcs
Fennel 1 tsp
Clove 4 pcs
Black Cardamon 1 pcs
Aromatic Ginger 2 pcs
Bay Leaf 2-4 pcs


  • 1Put everything into a pot, bring to a boil and then turn to low heat for slow evaporation until about half soy sauce is left
  • 2Transfer to a jar and save in fridge.
  • 3To use for dumplings and noodles, just combine the seasoned soy sauce with sesame oil and chili oil.


  • Hello, Thank you for this recipe and generally for sharing the gems from your birth place. - How long would it keep in the fridge, please? Thank you Have a nice day!
  • What is aromatic ginger?
  • Scrumptious! Thank you.
  • Hello !! what is the name of this sauce?
    • Chris Liang
      In Chinese, it's called 复制酱油, or "compound soy" sauce in another English words. The texture is similar to Taiwan style thick soy sauce, but taste is more rich and deep.
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