My potsticker sauce is soy and vinegar based, spicy, garlicky, and the most wonderful combination of different Asian spices, seasonings, sauces, and flavors.
Homemade Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce
As much as I love fried wontons, dumplings, and pot stickers, what I really love most of all is the dipping sauce. There are so many different varieties and different names for this amazing Asian-inspired condiment.
I’m not going to kid you here. You’re going to want to open up another tab with Amazon in it because if you have all of these ingredients in your cupboards, you are officially as crazy as I am.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just don’t know how many of us there could possibly be.
Don’t let the number of weird ingredients scare you off though. The end result is WAY worth it, and you’ll have enough ingredients for several batches of this wonder-sauce, so you won’t have to reorder again for a while.
What is in Potsticker Dipping Sauce
Here’s a handy shopping list for you in case you are at the grocery store now, relying on that grocery store wifi, trying to walk and look at your phone and wrangle your kids but still wanna make something awesome for dinner tonight. 😉 Or something.
- soy sauce
- white vinegar
- seasoned rice vinegar
- togarashi seasoning
- diced green onions
- diced garlic
As you can see, we have a mix of Korean, Japanese, and traditional Chinese ingredients all coming together in one spicy, umami-heavy sauce.
Chinese Dumpling Dipping Sauce
This sauce is pretty versatile, and you can use it for so many other things besides just pot stickers.
I like this for Chinese dumplings, egg rolls, and even poured on top of my stir fry. It is the perfect spicy and salty hit to pour over rice, or you could stir in some cornstarch and make a sauce OF this sauce.
How can I make this mild instead of spicy?
You could omit the spicy ingredients if you aren’t into the heat or need to separate some sauce out that is mild for small children. The spicy ingredients are the gochugang, gochugaru, togarashi, and sriracha.
The rest of the ingredients still will combine to make an amazing sauce, so don’t worry about losing out on too much, but I definitely prefer this in the spicy version, myself.
What can I serve with this spicy potsticker sauce recipe?
There are a lot of great options here. My favorite thing to serve them with are just frozen potstickers from the grocery store. They are a quick snack after school for the kids, and with all the meat and filling you can seriously make it into a meal if you really wanted to.
If you want to whip up something yourself, try my fried wontons, egg rolls, pour some over my egg rolls in a bowl, or use to spice up a big bowl of basmati rice topped with my chicken and broccoli stir fry, or chicken and eggplant stir fry.
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- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1 teaspoon gochujaru
- 1 tablespoon gochujang
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons diced green onions or scallions
- 1 tablespoon togarashi
- Mix all the ingredients together and let sit for a few hours. Keep in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 670mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g