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Soy-Chilli dip… A perfect dip for Momo’s/Dimsums/Dumplings or most Chinese starters….


People loved the Momo’s post so much that they also wanted me to post the dip to go with it. I do relish the tomato dip that the dimsums or the momo’s are usually served wit but like I said in my previous post, a friend introduced me to eating them with some soy sauce & it just took these momo’s to a completely new level altogether..  The saltiness  from the soy sauce perfectly balanced the kinda bland momo to result in a perfect wedding of the two. But then again I had to innovate, why use a just some plain boring soy sauce out of a bottle.. ???? Why not make it a wee bit more flavourful & interesting…. 

If you missed the momo’s post, scroll down to the recipe right after this post on my homepage, else here is the link – Momo’s recipe.

This dip is very aromatic, once you mix it up & keep aside for the flavours to blend, your nose won’t let you concentrate on anything else. It is so magnetic that it draws you towards it.  Don’t blame me if you get addicted to this dip.. !!!!

So here you go.. my soy-chilli dip… Pictures will be uploaded when I get down to preparing the dip & the momo’s to go with them.. that should be really soon.. :D.

Ingredients: (Serves 2-3) Preparation Time: 5 mins
Dark Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
White Vinegar – 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 1 small, finely chopped
Ginger – 1/4 inch piece, finely minced
Garlic – 1 small clove, finely minced
Sugar – 1/8 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/8-1/4 tsp, as you please
Honey – 1/4 tsp, 
Coriander leaves – 1 sprig, finely chopped

Tip: Add more honey or sugar if your dip is too hot for your taste

Method:
Take a small mixing bowl & add all the ingredients together & mix well. Cover & set aside for 15 minutes, so that the flavours blend in well.

Note: Taste & check seasoning. I did not need to add any salt. Depends on the brand of soy sauce you use, most soy sauces are salty. If it is too hot for you, add some more honey or sugar. If you want it hot then add some more red chilli powder or more chopped green chilli’s.

Garnishing: (Optional)
You can garnish with  1/2 tsp sesame oil if you have some.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with your favourite Chinese starters like – spring rolls, wanton’s, steamed or deep-fried dumplings etc.

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