Easy Potsticker Sauce

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This simple potsticker sauce recipe is easy to make with just a bowl and spoon, and loaded with sweet tangy flavors.

Potsticker Sauce

Easy Potsticker Sauce

Nothing beats a tangy yet sweet sauce to dunk potstickers in. It’s literally the best sauce for all sorts of Asian dumplings. I actually prefer this over dim sum dipping sauce.

If you love Chinese dumplings, you’ll love them even more with this vinegar based sauce. You can make it as spicy as you like also!

Those irresistible potstickers pair perfectly with a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes.

You can add more or less vinegar depending on how tangy you like it. You can also add more or less red pepper flakes depending on how you tolerate spicy food.

This sauce is so simple, you just toss all the ingredients into a bowl and stir it up. And did I mention it’s insanely good!

So grab your dumplings and whip up this easy pot sticker sauce today!

Potsticker Dipping Sauce


To make this potsticker sauce recipe, you will need:

  • Soy Sauce: I like to use regular soy sauce but you can use low sodium or tamari sauce instead
  • Rice Vinegar: It’s a bit less harsh than other kinds of vinegar I’ve tried
  • Sesame Oil: Love the flavor
  • Sugar: Just a touch of sweetness makes this sauce so tasty
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: You can find this in all Asian supermarkets or order it online
  • Water: You only need a little bit
How to Make Potsticker Sauce


To make this easy potsticker dipping sauce, simply…

  1. Place all the ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine. That’s pretty much it. It’s so simple!
  2. Taste and adjust. Give the sauce a taste, and season with extra vinegar, soy sauce, or red pepper flakes.
  3. Use it right away or refrigerate it for later. Serve it with freshly cooked potstickers.
Dipping Sauce for Potstickers


There are quite a few ways you doctor up this potsticker sauce recipe.

  • Add finely minced garlic: We love garlic. You could add a clove or two depending on your tastes.
  • Add finely chopped green onion: The freshness of green onion really brightens up the sauce.
  • Add minced ginger: Ginger is such a wonderful flavor to add to any sauce.
  • Use fresh chilis in place of red pepper flakes: Dice up a chili pepper and stir it in for an extra hot dipping sauce.
  • Add Sriracha sauce: This is for all you Sriracha lovers!

How to Refrigerate Potsticker Sauce: To refrigerate potsticker sauce, store it in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Potsticker Sauce Recipe

You might also want to try our easy spaghetti sauce and easy homemade bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Easy Potsticker Sauce

4.42 from 211 votes
Easy Potsticker Sauce Recipe Image
This simple potsticker sauce recipe is easy to make with just a bowl and spoon, and loaded with sweet tangy flavors.
Sauce Fanatic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 4


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Use immediately or store it in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Red pepper flakes: Use Gochugaru for this recipe. If you don't have access to an Asian market, American-style crushed red pepper flakes will work.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 657mg | Sugar: 3g

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  1. I substituted the sugar for mirin. The rice vinegar was a little strong for me but it was a fantastic sauce.

  2. Sub brown sugar for regular sugar. Sriracha for red pepper flakes. 1/2 tsp of garlic and onion powder. Now we’re talking

  3. Simply delicious
    Everything was in my fridge!