‘Bannō’ is a Japanese word that means ‘versatile’ or ‘all-purpose’. This sauce is absolutely ‘versatile’. I often use Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger and Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) for seasoning. I thought I should have a bottle of the sauce that combines all those ingredients. When I use those ingredients, I most likely add Sesame Oil for flavour, so I mixed Sesame Oil as well. This sauce is so handy to have and it makes my cooking easier and quicker.


1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1 to 2 cloves Garlic *grated
1 small piece Ginger *grated
2 teaspoons Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) *OR Chilli Flakes as required
2 teaspoons Sesame Oil

  1. Combine all ingredients and keep in a clean bottle or jar.
  2. *Note: Depending on the dishes, you can add extra ingredients such as Sugar, Spring Onion, Vinegar, etc.