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Potsticker Dipping Sauce

This delicious and easy homemade potsticker dipping sauce is tangy, salty, and perfect for dipping Asian potstickers, dumplings, gyoza, and egg rolls in.

Potsticker Dipping Sauce

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.

Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

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.

Potsticker Dipping Sauce

Potsticker Dipping Sauce

Potsticker Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Let flavors mingle: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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Try this Potsticker Dipping Sauce with the following:

Pork and Ginger Potstickers

Chicken-Lemongrass Potstickers

Pork Potstickers

Sesame Chicken Potstickers

Vegetable Potstickers

Pork and Shiitake Potstickers

Chicken and Cilantro Potstickers

Pork and Cabbage Gyoza

 

 

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104 Comments

  1. 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…

  2. 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)

    1. 5 stars
      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.

  3. 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

    1. 5 stars
      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

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 5 stars
    I just made this for my family and me to have with potstickers. It was loved by all! Definitely repeating this recipe. Thank you!!

    1. Greg,

      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.

      -Pam

    1. Sher,

      I love it when I have all the ingredients I need for a recipe on hand! I’m so glad you enjoyed this sauce.

      -Pam

  7. I just made this tonight and I’m not sure where I went wrong but mine was so oily and it was terrible.

    1. Nicole,

      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.

      -Pam

  8. 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

    1. Leonora,

      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!

      -Pam

  9. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Lou T.,

      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.

      -Pam

  10. 5 stars
    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!

    1. Lou,

      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.

      -Pam

  11. 4 stars
    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.

    1. Jennifer,

      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.

      -Pam

  12. 5 stars
    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

    1. B.,

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the potsticker sauce. I’m excited to hear how freezing it with the chicken breast goes.

      -Pam

  13. 5 stars
    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.)

    1. Kristel,

      I feel the same way! We love this sauce and always have a batch on hand. Thanks for your sweet comment.

      -Pam

  14. 4 stars
    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!

    1. Ashley,

      Your tweaks sound tasty to me! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed the recipe.

      -Pam

  15. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Joan,

      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.

      -Pam

    1. Leontine,

      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. 🙂

      -Pam

  16. 5 stars
    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!!

    1. Heather,

      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.

      -Pam

    1. Warrior,

      I’m so happy you like it and plan to make it again. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

      -Pam

  17. 5 stars
    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!

    1. Stephan,

      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.

      -Pam

  18. 5 stars
    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 .

    1. Lydia,

      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.

      -Pam