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Simple Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce for Thai Golden Bags / Thung Tong

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 1/2 red pepper (capsicum), seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)


  • Pulse the red pepper in a blender or food processor until very finely chopped. Combine peppers and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens and is reduced, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving. (Dipping sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.)