Authentic Chinese Mustard Sauce Recipe | Originating from China

Chinese Mustard Sauce

Authentic Chinese Mustard Sauce Recipe | Originating from China
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4


Chinese Mustard Sauce
Chinese Mustard Sauce

Chinese Mustard Sauce is a spicy and flavorful condiment that adds a kick to any dish. This versatile sauce can be used as a dipping sauce, marinade, or spread to add a bold flavor to your favorite dishes.


Chinese Mustard Sauce has a long history in Chinese cuisine, dating back to ancient times. It is believed to have originated in the Sichuan province of China, known for its bold and spicy flavors. The sauce was traditionally made by grinding mustard seeds into a paste and mixing it with water, oil, and salt. Over time, different variations of the sauce have emerged, each with its own unique twist on the classic recipe.


How to prepare

  1. In a small pan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Mix in dry mustard, oil, and salt.
  3. Stir the boiling water into the mustard mixture.


  • Add a pinch of sugar or honey for a touch of sweetness.
  • Mix in soy sauce or rice vinegar for a tangy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use dry mustard powder for this recipe, as it provides a more intense flavor than prepared mustard.

- Adjust the amount of water in the recipe to achieve your desired consistency. For a thicker sauce, use less water; for a thinner sauce, use more water.

- Store Chinese Mustard Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chinese Mustard Sauce with egg rolls, dumplings, or grilled meats for a spicy kick.

Cooking Techniques

Boil water before adding dry mustard to enhance the flavor of the sauce.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute vegetable oil for a different oil of your choice.

- Use prepared mustard in place of dry mustard for a milder flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Chinese Mustard Sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chinese Mustard Sauce in a small dish with a spoon for easy dipping.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chinese Mustard Sauce with dishes like Peking duck, stir-fried vegetables, or fried rice for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Chinese Mustard Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

30 per serving


2g per serving


2g per serving


0g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Chinese Mustard Sauce is a good source of vitamin C and iron.


This recipe contains mustard and oil, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Chinese Mustard Sauce is a low-calorie condiment that adds flavor to your dishes without adding extra calories.


Chinese Mustard Sauce is a spicy and flavorful condiment that adds a kick to any dish. With its bold flavor and versatile uses, this sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Chinese Mustard Sauce. It was many years ago, during a visit to my friend's house. She had invited me over for dinner, and as we sat down to eat, she brought out a small jar of homemade mustard sauce.

The sauce was a vibrant yellow color, with just the right amount of heat and tanginess. It was the perfect accompaniment to the crispy spring rolls and steamed dumplings we were enjoying. I couldn't help but ask her for the recipe, and she was more than happy to share it with me.

As she listed off the ingredients and instructions, I was in awe of how simple it seemed to make this delicious sauce. All it required was mustard powder, vinegar, sugar, and water, mixed together and left to sit for a few hours to develop its flavor. I couldn't wait to go home and try it out for myself.

The next day, I gathered all the ingredients I needed and set to work making my own batch of Chinese Mustard Sauce. As I mixed everything together, I could already smell the pungent aroma of the mustard powder filling the kitchen. I left it to sit on the counter, eagerly anticipating the moment when I could taste the finished product.

After a few hours had passed, I eagerly dipped a spoon into the sauce and took a small taste. The heat hit me immediately, followed by the sharp tanginess of the vinegar. It was exactly how I remembered it from my friend's house - bold and flavorful, with just the right amount of kick.

I couldn't wait to share my new creation with my family. That evening, I served the Chinese Mustard Sauce alongside some grilled chicken and rice. My husband and children were impressed by the homemade condiment, and they couldn't get enough of it. It became a staple in our household, always present at our dinner table.

Over the years, I have continued to make this Chinese Mustard Sauce, tweaking the recipe here and there to make it my own. I have shared it with friends and family, always receiving rave reviews. It has become a signature dish of mine, something that people always ask for when they come over for a meal.

I have since learned that this recipe originated from a Chinese friend of my friend's grandmother, who passed it down through the generations. It has traveled from far and wide, finding its way into my kitchen and becoming a beloved part of my culinary repertoire.

Every time I make this sauce, I am reminded of that fateful day when I first saw the recipe and felt that sense of amazement. It has become more than just a condiment to me - it is a symbol of friendship, tradition, and the joy of sharing good food with loved ones.

And so, as I continue to cook and create in my kitchen, I am grateful for the simple yet powerful recipe that has brought so much flavor and happiness into my life. Chinese Mustard Sauce will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the connections we make through food and the stories that are woven into every dish we serve.


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