Lately, I have became a great fan of this condiment, the sweet Thai chili Sauce. As the name suggests, it is sweet and we love all things sweet, don't we? It is proven to be the most common chili sauce available as it is even found in Europe. I personally love dipping french fries into this sauce as they go so well together.
You can have this chili sauce with all types of meat or even noodles. Instead of buying a bottle of ready made sauce off the shelves, you can make your own and adjust the ingredients according to your taste. The commercial sauces contain a lot more sugar than necessary. By making it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and adjust the taste accordingly.
If you prefer the chili sauce to be more spicy, choose bird eye chilies or leave the membranes of the cayenne chillies intact when preparing the sauce. Otherwise, it is supposed to be very mild in spiciness but rather sweet and slightly sourish to tease your taste buds.
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce is also known as: Sos Cili Thai
Cook vinegar, sugar, chilies, garlic and ginger in a small pot at low to medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add water and let it simmer for at least 5 minutes for the flavours of the ingredients to be released.
Optionally, press chilies against the pot to extract their colour and spiciness. Add cornflour and water mixture to thicken the sauce. Set aside to cool.