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

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As a kid, I used to put this stuff on everything, especially 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


Ginger Scallion Sauce

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cup of sauce
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Chinese


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


  • 5 stalks green onions – aka scallions (finely chopped)
  • 5-6 slices ginger (approximately 2 tablespoons, finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons flavourless oil (peanut, canola, vegetable, corn)


  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 small pot until smoking and then remove from stove
  5. Pour the hot oil into the ginger onion mixture. You should hear and see it sizzling. If you don’t, the oil wasn’t hot enough.
  6. Mix and enjoy with food! 🙂


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 243 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 2481 mg
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Keywords: ginger scallion sauce



15 thoughts on “Ginger Scallion Sauce”

  1. I LOVE THIS SAUCE. normally my family adds garlic too, but otherwise it’s the same (: i grew up having this over boiled chicken and crab and rice, but it’s definitely better over crab and rice than it is over chicken (;

    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! 🙂

  2. Yes! This sauce is awesome! We usually add garlic as well and a lot of salt (my family loves salt, lol). I have mostly had it with boiled chicken with a little bit of oyster sauce too! Yum!

    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!

  3. That’s a cool sauce! Will try it next time over fried noodles. And over Congee? That’s brilliant and should turn fasting season for some of us more fun. not that I am fasting.

  4. I love me a 4 ingredients recipe! I can see my drizzling this over literally everything. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. I love anything ginger. Scallions always give such a burst of flavor. I bet this would be perfect with my noodle recipe tomorrow. Going to have to try this soon.

  6. Love this ginger scallion sauce it sound so simple but delicious. I like that you made the sauce without addition of soy sauce. I add soy sauce to scallions always. I will try your version next time.

  7. Ok I’ve made variations of this sauce and this is my personal twist . Couple of tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro, splash of sesame seed oil , splash soy sauce . I also roast whole garlic cloves and add some of the purée with this ginger and scallion sauce. I’ve seen variations of salt in this sauce at various canto BBQ places where it can be quite salty but I err on the side of freshness .

    1. Oh my gosh Alex! Yes yes and yes to all of this! Your personal twist sounds super crazy fantastic – I totally love how you switch up the sodium with soy and roasted garlic belongs in everything haha! I am definitely going to be making this and I can see this being my new fave way to enjoy this sauce. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me, I am so super duper happy right now about this! haha 🙂

  8. Fabulous! I think I’ll put it on everything. It was perfect on the Roasted Five Spice Chicken. Looks like I have a new favorite! Thank you!

    1. Yay so happy you liked this! Definitely a favourite of mine too – such an easy way to flavour everything! 🙂

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