Potsticker Dipping Sauce
This delicious and easy homemade potsticker dipping sauce is tangy, salty, and perfect for Asian potstickers, dumplings, gyoza, and egg rolls.
I had some frozen potstickers in my freezer to use up so I paired them with some Eggdrop Soup and Soy Sesame Edamame for dinner. I didn’t have any dipping sauce in my refrigerator so I decided to make up a batch. This potsticker dipping sauce took less than 5 minutes to make and tasted fantastic–I will never buy store-bought sauce again! My whole family thought it was the best potsticker dipping sauce we’ve ever had.
How to Make Potsticker Dipping Sauce
Combine the soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, green onions, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, ginger, and sriracha sauce together in a small bowl or glass jar; whisk until well combined.
Serve as a dipping sauce for potstickers, egg rolls, gyoza, or wontons. Enjoy.
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar **Chinese black vinegar is great too!
- 1 tbsp green onions, diced
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp fresh ginger, minced
- ¼ tsp sriracha, or more to taste optional
- Combine the soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, green onions, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, ginger, and sriracha sauce together in a small bowl or glass jar; whisk until well combined.
- Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Whisk very well before serving.
- Serve as a dipping sauce for potstickers, egg rolls, gyoza, or wontons. Enjoy.
Try this Potsticker Dipping Sauce with the following:
Pork and Ginger Potstickers
Sesame Chicken Potstickers
Pork and Shiitake Potstickers
Chicken and Cilantro Potstickers
Pork and Cabbage Gyoza
Ohhh, that looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try it. Thanks!
A dipping sauce? YUM!!! You know that is my favorite thing in the world!!!
Very similar to the dipping sauce for your turkey asian meatballs – which I made for the second time last night and really enjoy – yummy! I think next time I will add a little of the hot sauce that you used in this recipe for a little zing. I made the mango asian cole slaw last night too.
It’s also not a bad thing that these recipes were fairly low in calories. I’ve been eating a lot of Christmas cookies…
Frozen potstickers make a great quick meal, don’t they? I love the dipping sauce!
Yum! I make an even simpler one (soy sauce, white wine vinegar, fresh garlic, fresh ginger and green onions)
Ever made potstickers at home? They’re so easy, and awesome to have in your freezer (plus you can change up the fillings)
What are the ratios you use of Soy, Vinegar, garlic, ginger and green onion?
I love that you made your own dipping sauce – it looks so flavorful!
I love potstickers just for this sauce!
Similar to a recipe I follow. The only difference in mine is that it has a couple tablespoons of dried honey for the full flavor composition of salty, spicy, and sweet.
Making your own sauce is brilliant!
And…now you’ve got me craving potstickers! Might have to make a late night run to the Chinese takeout place!
pam you want to hear something funny?
there is this insanely good sushi joint a couple towns over from us.
hubby loves their scallion pancakes, I do too, but they have this dipping sauce that goes with it that is so tasty, so unlike any sauce I’ve ever had.
I always order extra of that sauce for my meal.
and once, I liked it so much that I drank it. yes. lol
Hahaha. Vanillasugarblog, I’m glad I’m not the only one!
Also, I add this to hot and sour soup when I serve it. Now I am spoiled and only like the soup that way
I love the Trader Joes potstickers and usually just dip them in soy sauce, this looks so much better!
This dipping sauce sounds delicious. I will have to try it with egg rolls soon.
I have to try that ginger paste. I use the same brand’s basil during the winter, awesome stuff, almost as good as fresh.
I just made this tonight as a sauce over soba noodles with sauteed broccoli and red pepper. It was so delicious that I think I want to make it again tomorrow. Thanks!
Yupp!! That’s some great sauce. .we have a simular one on our island of guam. Almost identical. 🙂
I think this is one of the best dipping sauces I have ever had and I have made it often. For some reason or other after making it a few minutes ago I re- read the directions which say brown sugar but the ingredient list just says sugar. Which is it? I have always made it with just plain granulated sugar but am I missing something now?
I just made this for my family and me to have with potstickers. It was loved by all! Definitely repeating this recipe. Thank you!!
I’m so glad you all liked it! Thanks for letting me know.
Can leftover dipping sauce be frozen and then used later?
I’ve never tried freezing it so I’m not sure how it would do. If you give it a try, please let me know how it goes.
This was amazing. I’ve been looking for a recipe to recreate this sauce & this is the best one I’ve tried!
So glad to hear! Thanks for letting me know.
Made this tonight for dinner and let me just say there are no leftovers. SO DELICIOUS!!
We love it too. Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it.
No kidding… Best dipping sauce ever!!!
I omitted the sriracha.
Thanks so much for the recipe!
Thank you for letting me know you liked it!
So delicious!!! Will be my go to sauce.
I’m so glad! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
i’ve made this dipping sauce and oh my GOD that wo so yummy
I’m so glad you like it!!!
Delicious! I had all the ingredients handy, tasted great with the pot stickers.
I love it when I have all the ingredients I need for a recipe on hand! I’m so glad you enjoyed this sauce.
I tried this and I wouldn’t change a thing….loved it!
That makes me so happy and I’m so glad you loved it. Thanks for letting me know!
I just made this tonight and I’m not sure where I went wrong but mine was so oily and it was terrible.
There are only 2 teaspoons of oil in the recipe, I’m not sure why it turned out oily for you. I’m sorry didn’t like it.
A bit salty, for my taste, so l added another tsp. of sugar and more ginger(my partner can’t tolerate/allergic…to garlic). Yummy with vegan dumplings! Thanks
I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know.
Wonderful dipping sauce recipe. Thanks for a great post.
I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for letting me know.
Omg this is a great recipe taste just like a sauce from a restaurant
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Delicious! Thank you!
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know.
very good sauce recipe
Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
Can this sauce be frozen into individual servings?
I’ve never tried so I’m not sure how it would turn out. The sauce has very little oil so it may work if you whisk it super well each time you pour some into the individual container. Please let me know if it works!
I just made this. IT is yummy but it didn’t quite hit the mark.
Glad you thought it was yummy.
I liked the sauce that came with a well known brand name of pot stickers and never gave a thought to making it from a recipe. I finally jotted this recipe down and to my surprise, it was significantly better in total flavor. It was even better refrigerated over night, then heated the next day. Wow! Delicious. Thanks.
I’m so glad you gave the recipe a try and enjoyed it so much. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. We use this recipe so often that my daughter has it memorized.
This is the second time I’ve nade thus. It is perfect. No adhust n ends needed. Thanks!
Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I’m so happy you are enjoying this recipe.
Excellent dipping sauce! I found that the flavor gets even better after a day or two in the fridge. I had previously thought the sauce that came with the pot stickers was quite good. This recipe turned out to be far more flavorful!
I’m so happy you enjoy this dipping sauce–it’s a favorite in our house and we always have some in the fridge. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Wow awesome blog. Thanks Again. Really Great.
I added another teaspoon of the vinegar and use only 1t. Of the oil. This then was perfect IMO. It was a little too oily and needed a little more vinegar zing. Other than that I’m very happy to have this recipe.
I’m so glad you were able to adapt it to make the potsticker sauce just the way you like it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
This a great tasting sauce for pot stickers. I saw where Greg asked if it can be frozen & you replied “don’t know, let me know if it works”. Well, today I added the sauce to 2 chicken breasts that I plan on using for stir fry. I put everything in a freezer ziplock bag. I will update this review with the results
I’m so happy you enjoyed the potsticker sauce. I’m excited to hear how freezing it with the chicken breast goes.
This is a super tasty dipping sauce .. I’m pretty sure I could just drink it down after eating my gyoza. (I mean, maybe not quite. But yum.)
I feel the same way! We love this sauce and always have a batch on hand. Thanks for your sweet comment.
Thanks for sharing with us. I Love it. Yesterday I made it for dinner. it’s so delicious
Thanks! So glad you liked it.
I made this to go with Costcos mini chicken cilantro frozen wontons. It was very good! My only tweak is I will add a bit more ginger and sesame oil next time and I will also make it the day ahead for the flavours to really combine. Thanks for the great recipe! I look forward to trying others!
Your tweaks sound tasty to me! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed the recipe.
I served this with Trader Joe’s frozen vegetable pot stickers. I was out of siracha so substituted 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce and it was delicious. I’m looking forward to using it as a dressing on an Asian salad and thinking about marinated tofu in it, too.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this potsticker sauce and I have a feeling it would be tasty as a dressing or marinade. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Very good! I added some Thai chilies
Great idea! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.
Excellent!!!! I tripled the recipe and froze it!!
Great news! I usually made a double batch and normally always have some in our fridge. We use it a lot! I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
This is the most authentic Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce Recipe I’ve found online. I have a friend from Malaysia who gave me his recipe with all the same ingredients included in this recipe, but didn’t give me any measurements so I was very happy to find this one! The only difference is he uses toasted sesame oil and also whole sesame seeds as an ingredient. Thanks so much!!
I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe and I’m happy to hear it’s similar to your friend’s! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Quick and delicious!!!
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know.
Potsticker Dipping Sauce looks so delicious and yummy. I’m gonna definitely try this.
Very delicious. I will definitely make this sauce again
I’m so happy you like it and plan to make it again. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.
I could never find really GOOD pot sticker sauce, so I tried a variation of your recipe and it was an instant hit in my house, even with the worlds pickiest 11yo eater who said it was “bomb”…lol!
The changes I made to the recipe were as follows:
– I omitted the green onions.
– Used 1/8 TSP (heaping) of garlic powder.
– Replaced granulated sugar and used simple syrup instead (mixes easier) and also doubled the amount since the syrup is slightly dilute compared to granulated.
– Used 3/8 TSP Ginger paste instead of minced (mixes easier).
Also I have tried it first with regular rice vinegar, but have just now tested it with aged chinese black vinegar, and wow… the depth of flavor added by the black vinegar is so good!
So glad it was a hit in your house. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Your changes sound great. I really like using Chinese black vinegar when we have it on hand and using the ginger paste sounds much easier than peeling & grating the ginger.
This is the BEST potsticker
Sauce, I’ve come across. All the flavors come together quickly & easily , nothing complicated about it at all-
It’s easy to make & keeps well in the fridge, even days after all the flavors
still hold up .
Thank you for your kind words. We really love this sauce too and always have a jar in the fridge. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
Hi Pam, Really great dipping sauce recipe. Love the simplicity of putting it together. Many thanks!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for letting me know.
This is legitimately one of the best things I’ve ever tasted in my life.
I’m so happy you like the sauce. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
Easy and delicious!! I used dark soy sauce for a little more body and fresh Thai peppers from my garden.
Yum! I bet the dark soy sauce and Thai peppers made it extra special. Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed the recipe.
Very easy and delicious everytime. I put it together on the stove while I’m cooking potstickers this recipe makes enough for my family of 6 to have enough to dip our gyoza in. It’s a hit everytime!
This comment makes me so happy. I’m thrilled that your family loves this sauce. Thanks for letting me know.