Growing up in the 90s as an Asian-australian was a bit tricky, thanks to the hate waves generated by a certain politician in 98; in the same year a gong heavy commercial aired for the Macca's Mulan Szechuan nugget sauce, the only thing I could've think of to say was "not happy Jan!"
Fast forward 19 years later, I feel lucky that I'm not in the United states. Otherwise I'd be screwed by the same sauce as a Rick and Morty fan.
So I've been cooking during my gap year, why not sharing my own take of the Szechuan sauce? Taking ownership of that bad memory?
3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (option: Balsamic vinegar or dark Chinese vinegar)
1/2 tablespoon Soy Sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon Cooking Sake (cooking white wine is acceptable)
2 teaspoons Rock Sugar (I like the ones from Chinese or Persian shops, great fo tea and coffee too)
1 Apple and 2 Nectarines (options: plum, prune or peach)
2 Star Ainse
5 Shitake Mushrooms, diced
4 Birdseye Chilli, diced
1 tablespoon Ginger, diced
2 cups of Water
This serves about 50 nuggets or as noodle stir fry sauce for 4 people; and here's the disaster video of me making it. Btw i stammered like Rick