Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Dumplings may be incomplete without paired with a featured dipping sauce. You must have at least one favorite recipe for dumpling dipping sauce if you are a dumpling lover.

As dumplings vary in recipe, the dipping sauce accordingly reveals the influence of the country where dumplings are made and consumed. Aside from available sauces like sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, or fish sauce, dumpling makers often serve their food with handmade dipping sauce that offer a distinct taste, then, add flavor to the food.

Here, we introduce the most popular dipping sauce recipes for four Asian dumplings, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai. Simple to make, why don’t you add them to your cooking diary to try right at your kitchen!

Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Recipe by Anna SmallingCourse: Dipping SauceCuisine: Chinese, Japanese




  • For Chinese dumplings
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon hot chili oil

  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)

  • For Korean dumplings
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • pinch of black pepper

  • pinch of red pepper flakes gochugaru

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • For Japanese dumplings
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • La-yu (Japanese chilli oil), optional

  • For Thai dumplings
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice (or to taste)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • fresh-cut chilies (or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper) (optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients. Leave aside for at least 20 minutes before use. You can also store the sauce in refrigerator and use within 3 days.


  • It’s worth mentioning that you can create your own recipe for the dipping sauce. It means that you can add ingredients satisfying your taste or exclude those that you cannot deal with. 
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