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Can you tell us what kind of prepared food the sauce came with? And was the sauce on the side or in the food? That might help us to narrow down the choices.
Hi! yes it came on the side with the steamed buns that I got. It has vegetable and dangmyun in it.
The sauce also has red hot pepper flakes in it and It’s not soy sauce, it’s a thinner consistency than soy sauce.
Another question: did you get it from a restaurant in the food court or was it for sale in the supermarket itself?
I think that the key to that dipping sauce is rice vinegar. I checked out a number if different recipes for steamed bun sauce and they all were either hoisin sauce based (its not this – too thick) or rice vinegar based. They do have soy sauce but if anything could thin down soy sauce, I think it would be vinegar! Also, most have some kind of chili sauce/oil to add heat (hence your pepper flakes) I think one or more of the recipes below would be similar to what you had.
This is just my opinion. Maybe someone else has a different suggestion. I hope this helps.
3 recipes for Dipping Sauce for steamed bun
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
sprinkle of sesame seeds
a few slices of scallion
1 tbs. sugar
2 tsp warm water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 tsp chili sauce (Sriracha)
1 tbs. lime juice
4 T. water
2 T. soy sauce
1 t. vinegar
1 1/2 to 2 t. sugar
1/2 t. sesame oil
small amount minced garlic (optional)
dash of hot sauce or chili sauce (optional)
Thanks! I got it at Hmart Supermarket, in the section where they have all the prepared foods and it came on the side with the steamed buns. Where they sell ddukbokkgie, soup, sushi, hoddeok and etc
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