Sweet and Sour Sauce is highly recommended for Camaron Rebosado (Filipino Battered Prawns) and other fried dishes.
1/3 cup rice vinegar
4 tbspn brown sugar
1 tbspn ketchup tomato sauce
1 tspn soy sauce
2 tspn cornstarch with 4 tspn water
*used U.S Measuring Cups & Spoons
~ Mix cornstarch with the water to make the slurry, set aside. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat into medium-low, while stirring it occasionally. Once the brown sugar has dissolved, add in the cornstarch slurry (stir it first before adding). With your left hand, add in the slurry while constantly stirring or whisking the sauce in the pot with your right hand using a ladle or a whisk to avoid lumps. Simmer for about 30 seconds, the sauce will slightly thicken once cooked. Pour the sauce in a small bowl and serve. Garnish with sliced shallots for decoration=)
- If your sauce becomes lumpy after cooking it, just strain it through a metal sieve to get rid of the solids.
Adapted from About.com: Chinese Food