Rating: 4.03 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This is the perfect sauce for dipping lumpia.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the water, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat, and stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes.

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Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 19.4g; sodium 6.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2008
This sauce was absolutely delicious... I followed the recipe except for the garlic I just used some Garlic-Jalapeno paste and I put more crushed red pepper... I love spicy... and a friend also commented this could even be used for chicken wings... Haha I tasted the sauce and at first it tasted sweet then you feel the hotness after about 15 seconds lol... Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2010
Sorry but we didn't really like this. It didn't taste like most lumpia sauce I have had. It was really sweet. We love garlic too but it seemed like 2 tbsp. was a little to much. Read More
(4)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2008
This sauce was absolutely delicious... I followed the recipe except for the garlic I just used some Garlic-Jalapeno paste and I put more crushed red pepper... I love spicy... and a friend also commented this could even be used for chicken wings... Haha I tasted the sauce and at first it tasted sweet then you feel the hotness after about 15 seconds lol... Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
A wonderful sweetness & tiny bit of spice is the perfect compliment for lumpias thanks for the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2010
Sorry but we didn't really like this. It didn't taste like most lumpia sauce I have had. It was really sweet. We love garlic too but it seemed like 2 tbsp. was a little to much. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
This was a great recipe, but a little bit too sweet for us. I made it as written to start and then added a second cup of water; it's still too sugary though it worked great as a sauce. I'd recommend adding the brown sugar in a little bit at a time until the taste is right. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Very good. Adjust garlic and red pepper flakes to taste. I added almost twice as much red pepper flakes and only made half the recipe. A keeper. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2009
Really good sauce - nice mix of sweet and hot. It probably could stand to be a little hotter... Read More
(1)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2010
Tasty and very easy sauce. I upped the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon & it really gave it a great heat. Withouth the spicy notes it would be way too syrupy sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
Everyone enjoyed it a bit sweet but it went really well with the lumpia. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2020
This was a great base but I made quite a few changes as many users suggested and it turned out amazing. I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup and it was still far too sweet. I used 3 minced garlic cloves but didn't measure much of anything else, just added to taste. Added some rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, a lot more chili flakes and the zest of an orange. With these additions, this was one of the best sauces I have ever had! Read More
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