1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 heaping teaspoon red pepper flakes (may use less)
Scant tablespoon honey or sugar
1 scallion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, grated or crushed and minced
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
Sesame oil to taste, if desired
Squeeze of lemon or lime, if desired
2 tablespoons water, optional
Mix all ingredients together, preferably in a jar. Shake or stir well to dissolve sugar, if using. Let sit 30 minutes.
If it’s too spicy for you, add less red pepper, or if already made, a little more soy and/or rice wine vinegar. Make it with your choice of lemon or lime, or it’s really no big deal if you don’t have either on hand and skip it, altogether.
Keeps well for weeks in the fridge; keeps getting better & better.
Keywords: Asian, Condiments