Sweet Soy Sauce

November 7, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Sweet Soy Sauce

Sweet Soy Sauce, a versatile and tangy dipping sauce, serves as a delightful accompaniment for meats, fish, and vegetables. With its sweet and tangy profile, this sauce is a common feature in Asian recipes, adding a burst of flavor to a variety of dishes. The straightforwardness of its preparation makes it an accessible and popular choice, utilizing ingredients like soy sauce and peanuts to create a sauce that is both easy to make and delicious.

To craft this delectable sauce, hot water is first mixed with sugar until the sugar dissolves, creating a sweet foundation. The addition of fresh lime juice introduces a citrusy brightness, while the Sambal Olekek chili paste contributes a layer of satisfying spiciness. The key ingredient, soy sauce, imparts a savory umami flavor, making the sauce a well-balanced blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy notes.

Completing the preparation, crushed unsalted roasted peanuts are generously sprinkled over the Sweet Soy Sauce, providing a delightful crunch and nutty undertones. This sauce not only enhances the flavors of various dishes but is also an excellent choice for dipping Khmer Vegetarian spring rolls, adding an extra layer of taste to this popular snack.

Enjoy the delightful simplicity of this Sweet Soy Sauce, whether as a dip or as an accompaniment to Khmer Vegetarian spring rolls. Its versatility and easy preparation make it a staple in Asian cuisine, showcasing the ability to elevate meals with minimal effort and common ingredients.


1/4 cup of hot water
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon of Sambal Olekek chili paste
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/4 cup of unsalted roasted peanut, crushed

Directions to make Sweet Soy Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix hot water with sugar till sugar dissolved.
  2. Add lime juice, chili paste and soy sauce, mix well.
  3. Top with peanut before serve.
  4. Sweet soy sauce is also excellent for dips with Khmer Vegetarian spring roll.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Mango Salsa

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 79

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏16g 6%
Total Fat ‏2g 3%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏2g 4%
Sodium ‏467mg 20%
Sugars ‏13g 26%


15 min


15 min




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