A quick sauce made with  4 ingredients that is full of flavour and honestly one of the greatest sauces you’ll ever try.

 As a kid, I used to put this stuff on everything, even plain rice.
It’s salty, gingery, oniony and delicious. What’s odd is I was not really a fan of ginger but I don’t know what it is but this sauce transforms everything to be delicious. I’m serious!


Ginger Scallion Sauce




All ingredients for this will be available at your local grocery store.


Ginger Scallion Sauce


For the oil, you can use any light tasting oil like peanut oil and grape seed oils. Do not use olive oil. Olive oil has a very strong flavour which doesn’t do well in this sauce and masks the flavours of it.




This sauce is very simple to make and literally takes 5 minutes.

Here are the steps:

  1. Chop the green onions (scallions) finely
  2. Chop ginger up roughly and put it in a food processor until it is very fine. If you do not have a food processor, you can finely chop it by hand with a knife. The finer the better unless you like eating chunks of ginger.
  3. Combine the green onions (scallions) and ginger and add the salt and mix.
  4. On the stove, heat up the oil in a frying pan or pot until it is hot. (Viscosity of the oil will be very runny and almost smoking as well.) The oil must be hot, else it will not ‘cook’ the sauce.
  5. Once it’s hot, carefully pour the oil into the onion and ginger mixture. You should hear a sizzle. If you don’t, the oil is not hot enough – heat the oil up hotter and try again.
  6. Mix it up, and enjoy on anything!

Ginger Scallion Sauce



Everything and anything, but if you must choose here are a few suggestions:

  • Noodles (soup noodles or fried noodles)
  • Rice (fried, steamed or plain)
  • Seafood
  • Any type of meat, especially roasted or grilled meats
  • Congee



Ginger Scallion Sauce
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Pups with Chopsticks
  • 5 stalks green onions (scallions)
  • 5-6 slices ginger (approx. 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp oil (any oil except olive oil)
  1. Slice the ginger and finely grind it in a food processor (or hand chop finely)

  2. Chop the green onions finely

  3. Combine the ginger and green onions into a bowl and add 1/4 tsp of salt

  4. Heat up the oil in a pan until smoking and add to the ginger onion mixture. You should hear and see it sizzling. If you don't, the oil wasn't hot enough.

  5. Mix and enjoy! 🙂



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5 thoughts on “Ginger Scallion Sauce”

    1. GARLIC! That’s brilliant! I need to try that! 😀 I have never had it with crab before, woo what a way to broaden my tastebuds! 😀 haha and I SO have to agree with you there – it’s better over rice than chicken. haha! 🙂

    1. Yes! That was how I had it growing up too! Lots of salt with boiled chicken and oyster sauce! 😀 I never tried it with garlic that sounds like it would be fantastic!

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