Sweet and Sour Sauce

Lumpiang Shanghai needs a sweet and savory dipping sauce and this version fits the bill. If you are in a bind and cannot make this yourself purchase Thai sweet chili sauce.


2 tbsp | 30 ml of apple cider vinegar
1 cup | 240 ml of water
1 tbsp | 85 g of granulated sugar
½ tsp | 2.4 g of salt
1 tbsp | 15 ml of tomato ketchup
1 tsp | 5 ml of oyster sauce
½ tsp | 2.4 g of jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (optional)
1 tbsp | 7.5 g of cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp | 30 ml of water to create a slurry


  1. Combine the apple cider vinegar, water, granulated sugar, salt, tomato ketchup, and oyster sauce in a small saucepan.
  2. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil and add the finely chopped jalapeño pepper to add some zing.
  3. Add the liverwurst or liver spread and stir to incorporate the other ingredients.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch slurry into the mixture and continue until the sauce thickens
  5. Allow the sauce to cool then serve with Lumpiang Shanghai.