Where do I buy Chinese takeaway Sweet and Sour Sauce?
April 6, 2006 2:03 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know where chinese takeaways in the UK get their sweet and sour sauce and "smokey" noodle flavouring?
posted by aqueousdan to food & drink (16 answers total)
Every single chinese takeaway in the whole of the UK (and probably the rest of the world?) has the same basic sweet and sour sauce which is basically a bright red, transparent, sweet, tangy jelly. I'm guessing its made up from some kind of dried powder but havent got a clue where to buy it. I have tried various packets that claim they are the same but never come close. I've also tried various recipes found online to no avail. Is it a closely guarded secret that I shouldnt know about?
Also their chow mein noodles have a sweet smokey taste which im also sure comes from jar or tub as I saw "fried noodle sauce" sitting on the side in my local takeaway. I also cant seem to source this product but would love some for home use.
Anybody know anything about either of these products? As you can guess I am a complete pig.