Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce (Copycat)

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Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic.

Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is a quick recipe you’ll want to keep on hand for your favorite Chinese appetizers or even for a quick awesome appetizer on its own (block of cream cheese, sweet and sour sauce and wonton strip for dipping…you’ll thank me later).

Today’s recipe is just a quick one, I’m still enjoying the mini vacation from my amazing Mother’s Day weekend. But even though this recipe is such a short and quick one it is still totally versatile!

  • The appetizer recipe above makes for a fun option. I sometimes will fry wonton wrappers I’ve cut in half into triangles so they’re a bit bigger and able to scoop more of the cream cheese (which needs to be softened before serving).
  • Add a bit of soy sauce (2 tablespoons) and sesame oil (2 teaspoons) and use in a stir fry.
  • Use for Sweet and Sour Chicken or Pork.
  • Make it spicy with a bit of Chili Sauce.

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Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.

Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.
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Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce (Copycat)

Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • red food coloring (optional, but for authentic color I had to add a few drops)

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup water, white vinegar and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cornstarch to the remaining 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  3. Add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan and whisk it all together.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.

 

Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.
Panda Express Sweet and Sour Sauce is the perfect classic Chinese takeout dipping sauce that is bright red in color, sweet and acidic. The perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons and crispy wonton strips.
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