Flavorful Sha Cha Sauce Recipe

Sha Cha sauce is a very famous Chinese sauce that is primarily used in many Asian cuisines. This sauce is made of sha cha powder, peanut butter, sugar, milk, and vegetable oil combined. The sauce is also known as Chinese BBQ sauce.

Sha Cha Sauce

To make sha cha sauce, heat a wok and adding oil to it. Now, add peanut butter and Sha cha powder in it the wok. Then, add the milk to it and mix everything. At last, add sugar and mix until it turns red.

This sauce is used as a dipping sauce for most of the cases, but you can also use the sha cha sauce to marinate or to grill different types of chicken or meats stir-fry dishes, or can be used as a base in soups as its spicy taste elevates the taste of every dish.

One of the most popular dishes in which Sha Cha sauce is used is the Sha Cha Beef Stir-Fry.

This was just an overview of the recipe and the detailed instructions are mentioned below. So, make sure you refer to the complete recipe below. Before that, check out the other sauce recipes as well.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Sha Cha Sauce?

  • Wok – Prepare the sha cha sauce until the mixture turns red.
  • Spatula – Stir everything with a spatula until well combined.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Sha Cha Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes15 Minutes20 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Sha Cha Sauce?

  • Sha Cha Powder – Sha cha has an intensely savory, and mildly seafood-y flavor.
  • Peanut Butter – Add a little peanut butter while making the sha cha sauce to thicken it.
  • Milk – Pour milk to the wok to give sauce creaminess.
  • Vegetable Oil – Oil will add velvety and smooth texture to the sha cha sauce.
  • Sugar – Add sugar to sha cha sauce for an extra kick of sweetness.
Sha Cha Sauce

Steps To Make Sha Cha Sauce

1. Making Of Sauce

Take a wok and add oil to it. Once heated, put the peanut butter and sha cha powder in it.

Mix everything well. Pour milk to the wok and mix everything.

At last, add sugar to it and stir until the mixture turns red.

Nutritional Information

Calories128 kcal
Carbohydrates 10.4 g
Protein1.4 g
Fat9.3 g
Cholesterol 9.1 mg
Sodium188 mg

How Will Sha Cha Sauce Look And Taste Like?

Sha cha sauce is a regional Chinese sauce made from various spices. The marriage of aromatic and seafood flavor of the sauce makes it the perfect hotpot dipping sauce and a go-to add-on to your stir fry.

This rich and tasty sauce is really easy to make and comes in handy for quick stir-fries when you need to whip up a quick dinner after work.

A super aromatic, flavorful, and slightly spicy Chinese condiment that can be used for any savory dish.

Recipe Card

Sha Cha Sauce

Sha Cha Sauce Recipe

Sha cha sauce is a savory and slightly spicy Chinese condiment used in Teochew, Fujian, and Taiwanese cuisines. It is made from soybean oil, garlic, shallots, chilies, Chinese brill, and dried shrimp. It only takes 20 minutes and you’ll get a good batch that will last you several weeks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 128 kcal


  • Wok
  • Spatula


  • 150 g Sha Cha Powder
  • 250 g Peanut Butter
  • 120 g Milk
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 20 g Sugar


  • Heat a wok and add oil to it.
  • Put the peanut butter and Sha cha powder in it the wok and mix well.
  • Add milk to it and mix everything.
  • At last, add sugar to it and stir until the mixture turns red.



Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 9.1mg | Sodium: 188mg
Keyword Sha Cha Sauce, Sha Cha Sauce Recipe, Spicy Sha Cha Sauce
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is shacha sauce made of?

Ingredients: Soybean oil, dried flatfish, texturized soybean protein, water, sugar, onion powder, sesame paste, salt, garlic powder, spices, shrimp paste (shrimp, salt), disodium 5′-inosinate and disodium 5′-guanylate as flavor enhancers.

How spicy is Sha Cha sauce?

More savory than spicy; a bit smoky, sweet, and vaguely tropical thanks to a hint of coconut powder and ginger; shacha sauce is a cyclone of flavors that’s beloved in Taiwan—though it has not quite had its moment in the internet cooking spotlight like other condiments have.

Is sha cha sauce vegetarian?

Vegetarian Taiwanese Barbeque Sha cha Sauce is a delicious, vegetarian barbeque sauce. The pictures above are my favorite brands from Taiwan( AGV and Bull Head, they can easily be found at Asian supermarkets or you can buy them online).

How do you use Sha cha?

Since its origins in Chaozhou, sacha sauce has continued to evolve as an essential condiment of Fujianese and Taiwanese cuisine. Today it’s commonly used for stir-fries, hot pot dipping sauce, or marinating meats for grilling, lending the perfect touch of savory and spicy flavors to any dish.


I hope you’ve liked this recipe of sha cha sauce. I highly recommend you try this sauce with your food and share your experience with us in the comments section below. Till then, stay tuned for more recipes like these.

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