I recently tried a recipe for Mongolian BBQ that I found online. The sauce consists of garlic, ginger, water, soy sauce, cornstarch, and the main ingredient is 2/3 cup of brown sugar. While it tasted good, I was wondering what I could add to offset the sweetness, perhaps giving it a bit of heat?
The garlic and ginger are first sauteed in vegetable oil before the other ingredients are added. Would using hot chili oil instead of vegetable oil give it any heat?
What other ideas would you recommend?