how to make stir fry with soy sauce no cornstarch

Stir fry with soy sauce is a popular dish that can be made in the wok or skillet. It's easy to make and you can add your favorite vegetables to it.

Stir Fry Sauce is so easy to make and is prepared with only three ingredients that you probably have stocked in your cupboard already!

If I had known how easy it was to make stir fry sauce, I never would have bought the bottled stuff. You can use it as chicken stir fry sauce, pork stir fry, sauce, and even seafood stir fry sauce.

Or heck, skip the meat entirely if you want and make a yummy vegetable stir fry with our easy sauce! We like to serve our stir fry over cauliflower rice.


Stir Fry Sauce

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (NOT garlic salt)
  • optional (for thickening): corn starch

How do you make stir fry sauce?

★ First, whisk all your ingredients together. (You could also use a stick blender.)

★ Then, use immediately or pour into a lidded container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

What is Vietnamese Stir Fry Sauce?

Our sauce is a generic Asian inspired stir fry sauce. Specifically Vietnamese stir fry sauce traditionally includes fish sauce to add to the flavor, which you are more than welcome to add here! Red Boat Fish sauce is our personal favorite.

How do I use Stir Fry Sauce?

Short answer, is that you’ll want a hot wok or pan, oil, stir fry vegetables, and a protein of your choice. For full instructions, make sure to check out our Pork and Veggie Stir Fry Recipe. And it sounds weird, but don’t skip velveting the meat!

Can Stir Fry Sauce go bad?

As with most homemade condiments, you’ll want to look at the expiration dates of the individual ingredients, and then use some common sense. We general just make enough for a single meal so we never worry about it going bad.

How do you thicken Stir Fry Sauce?

We don’t generally thicken ours, but if you felt it was necessary, you could add a slurry of cornstarch (or arrowroot flour).

Combine a teaspoon of starch with just enough cold water to dissolve into a slurry, then add it to the sauce. Repeat until desired consistency is reached.


More Asian inspired recipes!

Pork and Veggie Stir Fry – Use this stir fry sauce on our easy pork and veggie stir fry recipe or on this Eggroll Stir Fry! Comes together in less than 30 minutes and tastes so good!

Easy Asian Slaw for Korean Pork Tacos – Make some pulled pork in the slow cooker, then pop it into some flour tortillas with Asian Coleslaw for a delicious simple dinner.

Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce – I. Would. Put. This. On. Everything. Peanut Sauce is legitimately one of my favorite sauces in the whole world. And you can make it with only three ingredients!!!

Simple Kimchi Stew – Or Kimchi Jjigae as it’s also referred to, may sound strange and scary, but it’s actually so very yummy. It’s like the Korean version of chicken noodle soup. Perfect for cool days.

Asian Salmon Burgers – My husband claims to not love salmon. So I’m going to make these Asian Salmon burgers and eat them all myself.

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs – Satay is generally served on a stick. But sometimes you have five hungry kids and don’t want to take the time to thread chicken on a stick. Also, maybe four of those children are boys, and serving food on a long pointy is not the safest decision. On occasions, we love this satay inspired dish made with whole roasted chicken thighs.

Japanese Cucumber Salad – P.S. Another hardcore favorite of mine. This Japanese Cucumber Salad is 100% guilt free, but feels like a special treat. Especially if you use the spiralizer to shave it into thin swirls!


Shop what we love

  • Soy sauce (gluten free) – The gluten free soy sauce tends to be a little saltier, but it also has a more pure and robust flavor. If you’re not sensitive to gluten, regular soy sauce works just fine!
  • Glass cruet with stopper – If you make your stir fry sauce up ahead of time, this is a great little cruet to store it in.
  • 1 quart glass measuring cup – If you watch our weekly live show, you know that this is one of the kitchen tools that makes an appearance almost every single show. We love this glass measuring cup!

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