Scallion Ginger Sauce for Vegan Hainanese Chicken Rice

Scallion Ginger Sauce (or Green Onion Ginger Sauce) is usually served with Hainanese Chicken Rice but is absolutely incredible for adding aromatic, fresh and savory flavour to any dish. Plus, you only need a tiny amount to season (stuff like rice, noodles or tofu) and packs a ton of flavour.

Video tutorial for Scallion Ginger Sauce

How to Make Scallion Ginger Sauce

Simple and inexpensive, all you need are chopped scallions (green onions), grated ginger, sea salt and a light tasting oil. Because the ingredients are so few, it’s important to choose fresh, high quality scallions and ginger. Mix them all together and there you have it! For best results, let it rest for a few hours before serving. Store your leftovers in a glass container (not plastic) in the fridge for up to one week.


Serve this sauce alongside Vegan Hainanese “Chicken” Rice. For an authentic experience, make the Hainanese Chili Sauce as well! It’s almost as simple and really completes the dish.

Printable recipe for Scallion Ginger Sauce

Yield: 1/4 cup

Scallion Ginger Sauce for Vegan Hainanese Chicken Rice

container of scallion ginger sauce

Also known as Green Onion Ginger Sauce, this flavourful dressing is a must for Hainanese "Chicken" Rice.

While oil-based, it packs a powerful flavour punch you only need a tiny amount to season a dish of rice. To make this oil-free, sub in water or light vegetable broth in place of the oil. The taste and mouth feel will not be authentic but you will still get a great flavour.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons light-tasting oil (like grapeseed or canola)
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, finely minced (preferably white and light green parts only)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1-2 pinches sea salt or to taste


    Mix all the ingredients together. For best results, let rest for a hour before serving but can be used right away. Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutritional Information automatically calculated by a plugin and may not be correct.

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