XO Sauce Cheong Fun (Recipe)

It sounds strange, but XO sauce is actually the name of a sauce that some claim to have originated in Hong Kong. The name seems to denote hugs and kisses at first, but the in Chinese culture the symbols represent chicness or high prestige. Don’t worry though, it’s an affordable sauce that can be found in many Asian grocery stores (and even non-Asian ones now).

Although XO sauce (a spicy seafood based sauce made with ingredients such as shallots, garlic, dried shrimp, and dried scallop) can be used as a condiment, it is super flavourful and can be used to spice up dishes – thus comes in XO Sauce Cheong Fun. It’s an easy recipe that can be whipped up within minutes, which is good when you’re starving or in need of a quick bite.
Ingredients:

  • 1 package of cheong fun
  • Bean sprouts (rinsed and dry)
  • Bit of oil
  • Soy sauce (three times around the pan)
  • 3 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • Tsp corn starch
  • 3 tsp XO sauce
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XO Sauce Cheong Fun

Unwrap the package of cheong fun and cut each tube into 1 inch pieces, lengthwise.

Heat a pan on medium. Add a bit of oil and the cut up cheong fun. Stir fry it a bit so that it heats up, softens, and has a bit of colour to it. Set aside on a plate.

Stir frying the cheong fun
Stir frying the cheong fun

Heat the pan again with some oil and then add the bean sprouts. Season with some salt, soy sauce, and brown sugar, eventually adding the corn starch. Toss. Move the bean sprouts to one side of the pan.

Prepare the beansprouts
Prepare the beansprouts

Add the cheong fun back into the empty half of the pan. Add the XO sauce and mix. When the sauce is evenly distributed on the cheong fun, add the bean sprouts into the mix.

Your meal is served

Toss gain and once it’s mixed, set on a plate and you’re ready to eat!

Time to eat!
Time to eat!

See, easy peasy, no? πŸ™‚

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. jyo says:

    Sounds simple and interesting Rini πŸ’―

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Jyo πŸ˜€

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  2. Megala says:

    Seems to be a truly satisfying meal and it is really nice to prepare such a meal instantly.

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Megala. πŸ™‚

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  3. The rice noodle roll and XO sauce are new ingredients to me and I have made quite a few Asian recipes. Thanks for sharing Rini…

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    1. Rini says:

      I’m glad I was able to expose a few new ingrediets for you. Thanks for stopping by, Aunt Juju. πŸ™‚

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  4. This looks so delicious. I always wonder what xo sauce was. I love cheong fun, they are hard to find though. I’ll have to make a trip to my local Asian grocer πŸ™‚

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Vanessa. It’s such a common ingredient, so hopefully you can find it. πŸ™‚

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  5. I have never heard of XO sauce but this looks delicious!

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Diane. πŸ™‚

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    1. Rini says:

      Thank you πŸ˜€

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      1. cookingflip says:

        Cheers0and blessings πŸ’‘πŸ’πŸŽŠπŸΉπŸΈπŸ»

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      2. Rini says:

        Thanks so much!

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  6. Rose says:

    It does look easy to make. I really like these recipe/food tutorials with the pictures step by step! Very helpful. I may try making this.

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    1. Rini says:

      Thank you! With a crazy schedule, I find this easy. Just need to have the ingredients handy. Lol

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  7. InspiresN says:

    looks like a great recipe, have not hear of it before.Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Rini says:

      Thank you. Thanks for stopping by too. πŸ™‚

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