Chinese Brown ‘Mother’ Sauce

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Chinese brown sauce

Recipe for Chinese Brown ‘Mother’ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Wait Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 206kcal
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  • medium mixing bowl
  • fine sieve


for the flavor

  • 1-2 teaspoons ginger finely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine or mirin
  • 1 tablespoon mushroom flavored dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

to add

  • 1 1/2 cup boiling hot chicken or vegetable stock


  • Place all ingredients for the flavor in a medium mixing bowl. Heat stock and pour it over the ingredients. Soak for 30 minutes, then strain through a sieve and discard the rough bits.


Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for future use.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 3468mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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