Poon's London Chilli Vinegar Dressing
We created this sauce to accompany our wontons when we launched Wontoneria with Stevie Parle at Joy@Portobello, during the lockdown of January 2021. It is a twist on the Shanghainese “red oil” wonton sauce which I love. I also love vinegar hence the marriage of spicy and sour.
We had so many customers get in touch, asking for more sauce and whether they could buy it separately. Sally who managed the Joy Shop told me that people were pinching pots of the sauce from other orders and renamed it “crack sauce”, because it’s “totally addictive” and she pours it in everything.
Wontons aside, you can use it on steamed tenderstem broccoli or any veg, salads, poached chicken, grilled fish, noodles...
Chilli Oil [Soybean Oil, Chilli (35%), Onion, Black Beans (Soyabeans, Water), Salt, Sichuan Peppercorns, Sugar, Flavour Enhancer(E621)], Vinegar (32%)(Water, Glutinous Rice, Wheat Bran, Salt, Sugar), Light Soya Sauce [Water, Salt, Soybeans, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Preservative (E211), Flavour Enhancer (E631, E627)], Sugar. Allergens in bold.
Produced in a kitchen that handles eggs, fish, gluten, milk, molluscs, soya and sulphites.