Potsticker Dipping Sauces

Finally some dipping sauces worthy of my potstickers.

I love my Homemade Potstickers.  Truly. I won’t even try another recipe.

However, whenever I’ve made them I kind of punted on the sauce for the little football-shaped morsels.  Random soy sauce and ginger combinations have failed to impress. I just couldn’t find the right mix of ingredients.

While we all agreed that all three were quite tasty, we did settle on two favorites. I’ll probably make both every time. It’s fun to mix and match.

The first recipe is a full-force kick of flavor with garlic, ginger and chili oil. It’s a little thicker and I like that. The second recipe tastes more like what I get from our local Thai and Yakisoba restaurants…a subtle flavor of sweet & salty vinegar. It’s thin and light and was hands down, my husband’s favorite.

Flavor-kicking is on the left and Traditional is on the right. The middle was good, but not a “winner.”

Ingredients List for Flavor-kicking Dipping Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chili oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl and serve at room temperature.

Ingredients List for Traditional Potsticker Dipping Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili oil

The sauces go perfectly with the potsticker filling mixture of shrimp, pork, ginger, soy, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, spinach and cabbage.


Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl and serve at room temperature.