Filipino Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipes

Filipino Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipes

vinegar dipping sauce ingredients

Filipino Vinegar Dipping Sauces

Filipinos love to use vinegar in their foods. We like sour food for some reason. A lot of our foods are sour like sinigang, adobo, and even our dipping sauces. I always think that it maybe due to health benefits. Vinegar preserves food and allows us to eat it even after some time has passed. Garlic is good for the body as well. We use a lot of garlic in our recipes as well. These dipping sauces work well in a lot of Filipino recipes. Practically all Filipino restaurants have their own concoction of vinegar dipping sauce. If you own a Filipino restaurant that serves traditional Filipino foods but do not have good dipping sauces then your restaurant may fail in time. Vinegar dipping sauces are a big part of our foods and recipes.

 

Important: I put a lot of ingredients as optional but they add a layer of taste and deliciousness. Vinegar, garlic and soy sauce is good enough for a lot of Filipinos eating an ordinary dinner meal. However, if you want very good experience with your food, I highly recommend getting all ingredients.

 

Garlic Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Garlic Vinegar is the most common dipping sauce. It can be used with barbecue, pork, chicken, beef, fish, seafood and many recipes. It is where most Filipino start.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • a pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/4 chopped red onion (optional)
  • a pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 pieces of thai chile (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)

 

garlic vinegar dipping sauce

 

Garlic Vinegar Soy Dipping Sauce

It is the same with garlic vinegar but added soy sauce for more salty flavor. This often used for barbecue and fried meat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 chopped red onion (optional)
  • a pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 pieces of thai chile (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)

 

vinegar soy dipping sauce

 

Calamansi Soy Dipping Sauce

Calamansi soy dipping sauce is often used for fried and barbecue recipes. Filipinos often use it for barbecue pork, fried fish, and etc.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of calamansi squeezed or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

 

calamansi soy sauce dipping sauce

 

Garlic Vinegar Fish Sauce

This is often used for fried fish, or any fish in general. I often used it for fried scrambled eggs. I introduced it to a lot of Filipinos before. At first they were like that is disgusting or yukky. But then they tried it with their scrambled eggs and tuyo (salted herring fish), they all loved it.

Ingredients:

vinegar fish dipping sauce

 

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2 thoughts on “Filipino Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipes

    1. I am a little too busy right now to make a sauce recipe but I can just point you in the right direction. We often use sweet chili sauce for our lumpia. You can try Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce.

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