(Recipe credits: Spice’n Pans – YouTube. Visit his channel!)

One of my favourite asian cooking YouTube channels “Spice’n Pans” posted this recipe already a while ago: A simple, versatile and always seizable condiment for easy noodle dishes. For those days when you really can’t be arsed to make a big effort on cooking – I’ve tried this out and since then I always have a jar of it in stock in the fridge. Very convenient and very delicious. Since I used this condiment oftentimes now, I will also try the shallot oil he makes in his video.



250ml water
80ml light soy sauce
2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
2 tbsp. sugar
Cornstarch solution


How to make it:

To a pan, add the water, light and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil, covered. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Thicken up with cornstarch solution.

Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Use 1½ tbsp. per serving of noodle. Garnish with whatever you fancy (spring onions, crispy shallots, chili oil, etc.)