Chinese Imperial Palace Chinese Hot Mustard

It’s easy to recreate Chinese Hot Mustard at home. The mustard will lose heat over time. So be sure to eat it quickly if you want to enjoy the heat this mustard packs.

Chinese hot mustard, dumplings, and egg rolls on a platter

Make Chinese Hot Mustard at home

If you miss the robust, hot mustard sauce that used to be served at your favorite Chinese restaurant, then you need to try this recipe. It’s easy to whip up a batch of your very own Chinese hot mustard with just a few simple ingredients.

Chinese hot mustard, egg rolls, and spring rolls on a white platter

Mustard is used in cooking and as a condiment on almost every continent in the world. It is thought that the Romans were the first to ground mustard seeds into a paste using unfermented grape juice. And the first recipe for mustard was found in an ancient Roman cookbook dating back to the late 4th century.

Of course, Hot Mustard Sauce is the highlight of any authentic Chinese meal. It is perfect for dipping your spring rolls into. So next time you send out for Chinese food, be sure and replace those mild mustard packets with the real thing.

Hot Mustard Sauce is easy to make. When you prepare it yourself, you can easily vary the heat and spices to make it exactly as you like it.

Chinese Hot Mustard Recipe Ingredients

  • Dry mustard
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Salt

My recipe uses water, which makes it more pungent. Try substituting the water with white wine or vinegar for a slightly less acidic taste on a sandwich.

How to Make Chinese Hot Mustard

  1. Whisk boiling water and dry mustard together until smooth.
  2. Add oil and salt. Whisk to combine.

Recipe Variations

If you use this recipe for cooking, try adding caraway, celery, coriander, dill, honey, onion powder, oregano, ground pepper, or thyme for added depth.

Chinese dumplings, egg rolls, and hot mustard on a white plate

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Chinese hot mustard, dumplings, and egg rolls on a platter

Chinese Imperial Palace Chinese Hot Mustard

You can make Chinese hot mustard that is served in many restaurants. 
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hot Mustard
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 8kcal


  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard Colemans is recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  • Using a whisk, stir boiling water into mustard until smooth. Add the salt and oil and mix well.



Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 145mg | Sugar: 0g

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Sally

    5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe for hot mustard! It’s super hot and really easy to prepare. How long do you think I can keep it in the refrigerator?

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