Sha Cha Sauce
Sha cha sauce or paste is a Chinese condiment primarily used in Fujian, Teochew, and Taiwanese cuisines. It is made from soybean oil
, brill fish
, and dried shrimp. It has a savory and slightly spicy taste.
The ingredient has multiple uses:
1. as a base for soups
2. as a rub for barbecued meats
3. as a seasoning for stir fry dishes
4. as a component for dipping sauces, for example as used in hot pot meals
5. Shacha sauce is also known as sa-te sauce in the Hokkien dialect, reflecting its origin back to the satay sauce introduced by expatriate Chinese returning from South East Asia. It is however quite different from the peanut
-based satay sauce popular in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.