Some of you may wonder how they make the brown sauces at the Chinese buffets. The truth is, there are many different ways to make a brown sauce and each of them is probably different in some way. Here is a pretty standard recipe for Chinese brown sauce that can be used with chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, etc. This is great for stir fry’s and I usually just coat chicken bits with a little corn starch, deep fry them and serve with this sauce. If you require some heat in your sauce try adding some red pepper flakes or chili paste.
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon oil
- In a bowl mix soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken broth, and corn starch. Make sure the mixture is well combined and set aside.
- Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a wok or saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.
- Add the chicken broth mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce becomes thickened and bubbly.