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Potsticker Sauce

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, I love the dipping sauce most of all. 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. 

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Pot Sticker Sauce Shopping List

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
  • gochujang
  • gochugaru
  • togarashi seasoning
  • diced green onions
  • diced garlic
  • mirin
  • sriracha

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. 

Can this be made 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 will still 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 pot sticker dipping sauce?

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.

Yield: 8 servings

Spicy Potsticker Sauce

Spicy Potsticker Sauce

My potsticker sauce is soy and vinegar-based, spicy, garlicky, and the most wonderful combination of different Asian spices, seasonings, sauces, and flavors.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon gochugaru
  • 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


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and let sit for a few hours. Keep in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 670mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Saturday 7th of August 2021

This sauce is delicious! What a flavor bomb! I added a touch of honey, not enough to sweeten it but (not quite sure how to describe it) to kind of mellow the sharp edges.

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Ohhh I bet that was perfect! I'll definitely give that a try next time I make some. Thanks for sharing!

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