The Asian dipping sauce is easy to make and incredibly delicious! Perfect for entertainment or any gathering and tastes amazing for dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce wraps, and more.
Asian dipping sauce recipe
This Asian dipping sauce will remind you of your favorite Asian restaurant that serves an incredible range of dipping and spreadable sauce that goes with a wide range of Asian recipes you order. Asian appetizers are great, but dipping them in the sauce makes them incredibly delicious. As much as the appetizers, the dipping sauce is an important part of your Asian dining experience.
Your favorite restaurant-quality Asian dipping sauce can be easily made at home using simple and readily available ingredients. A good soy dipping sauce has a wonderful balance of sweet, salt, tart, and savory flavors.
You can easily adapt it to taste. Adjust the number of sauces to suit your taste buds, add other ingredients that you like and easily substitute with ingredients you have in your pantry. Make the sauce ahead and refrigerate it in an airtight container, it can be stored for 1-2 weeks.
Why I love this Asian dipping sauce
- It’s a perfect dip for any Asian appetizer.
- In a matter of 5 minutes, you have an incredibly tasty sauce that is perfect for entertainment.
- You’ll need very few simple ingredients to make it.
- It’s super versatile; you can add and adjust ingredients per taste.
- It’s full of umami flavors – salty, sweet, sour, and savory!
- Great for dipping dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce wraps, pot stickers, Japanese gyoza, boiled bok choy, and my favorite kimchi pancakes. It can also be used as a marinade for chicken, pork, or tofu.
Here’s what you’ll need-
- Soy sauce
- Red pepper flakes
- Rice vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Light brown sugar
- Sesame seeds
- Soy sauce – use low-sodium soy sauce.
- Garlic – fresh garlic minced fine. Use fresh garlic, do not use garlic powder.
- Ginger – fresh ginger, grated. Use fresh ginger, do not use ginger powder.
- Red pepper flakes – can substitute red pepper flakes with fresh Thai chilies minced, sriracha sauce, or chili garlic sauce.
- Rice vinegar – I recommend rice vinegar. If you can’t get rice vinegar, use distilled vinegar or fresh lime juice.
- Sesame oil – I like the flavor of toasted sesame oil. Sesame oil is pungent and has a strong taste, if you don’t like the flavor you can reduce the amount mentioned in the recipe.
- Light brown sugar – can be substituted with white sugar or honey.
- Scallion – feel free to use both the white and green parts of the scallion. I prefer the green part more.
- Sesame seeds – for better flavor and taste use toasted sesame seeds.
How to make it
In a bowl add all ingredients and whisk well.
That’s it! Serve with your favorite Asian appetizer. It’s great for dipping dumplings and Kimchi pancakes.
Ways to serve it
This sauce is great for dipping dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce wraps, pot stickers, Japanese gyoza, boiled bok choy and my favorite kimchi pancakes. It can also be used as a marinade for chicken, pork or tofu.
This dipping sauce has a wonderful balance of sweet, salt, tart, and savory flavors.
Yes. It can also be used as a marinade for chicken, pork, or tofu.
Yes, make the sauce ahead and refrigerate it in air tight container, it can be stored for 1-2 weeks.
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📋Asian Dipping Sauce
- ¾ cup soy sauce low sodium
- 2 teaspoon garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a bowl add all ingredients and whisk well.
- That’s it! Serve with your favorite Asian appetizer. It’s great for dipping dumplings and Kimchi pancakes.
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