4-Ingredient Gyoza Sauce (2024)

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This super quick Dumpling Dipping Sauce is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. The perfect sauce for gyoza, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!

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Anyone else keep a bag of frozen potstickers in their freezer at all times? ✋✋✋ Like, for emergencies…

I love that I can pop a handful of them into the microwave (or the air fryer) for a quick + easy lunch or snack. And while they only take like 3 minutes in the microwave, that gives me just enough time to whip up a small bowl of my favorite dumpling dipping sauce!

I mean… a plateful of Japanese gyoza is only complete when it’s served with some sauce. This version is tangy, savory, and a touch spicy. It’s the best dipping sauce you can keep in your fridge at all times.

The best part is it takes 1 minute to stir together using 4 ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

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I usually serve mine up with gyoza or, when I’m in a rush, these air fryer potstickers.

Gyoza is a type of pan-fried Japanese dumpling. They take after traditional Chinese dumplings (called Jiaozi), which stuff meat and vegetables into a thin dough. While Jiaozi can be boiled, fried, or steamed, gyoza is almost always pan-fried and steamed.

These crispy potstickers have gorgeous golden brown bottoms and soft, doughy tops that are begging to be dipped in a sensational sauce.

This dumpling sauce recipe has a little bit of everything to complement every bite: tang, salt, spice, and umami. Serve it alongside your favorite store bought or homemade dumplings or even spring rolls, cucumber salad, and tempura.

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Dumpling sauce ingredients

This dipping sauce is made with only 4 ingredients:

  • Soy sauce – This salty condiment is the base of the dipping sauce. If you’d like to lower the amount of sodium in the sauce, make sure to use a low sodium soy sauce.
  • Rice vinegar – While this is the best option, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar can be used instead.
  • Sesame oil – This adds a savory balance to the sauce.
  • Crushed red pepper flakes – Just a pinch of these spicy flakes add complexity and heat.

How to make dumpling sauce

Mix all of the dumpling dipping sauce ingredients together in a bowl and serve! It’s that easy.

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Customize the flavor

You can customize the flavor of your gyoza sauce with all kinds of additions. Bring on the spice, make it a touch sweeter, or enhance the savory elements. Use any of these add-ins:

  • Chili oil
  • Sliced green onions or fresh chives
  • Grated or minced garlic cloves
  • Grated ginger – I love to buy the tubes of ginger that are stocked near the fresh herbs in the produce section
  • Hot sauce or gojuchang
  • Sugar – white, brown, cane, or coconut sugar will all work
  • Dried chili peppers
  • Sesame seeds
  • Citrus zest – lime, lemon or even orange
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How long does it last?

Store the sauce in an airtight container or jar in the fridge and it will stay fresh for up to 1 week.


  • Gluten free – To make gluten free dumpling sauce, replace the soy sauce with tamari, coconut aminos, or gluten free soy sauce.
  • Make it sweeter – By replacing the regular soy sauce and sugar with kecap manis.
  • Spicy dipping sauce – Add 1 teaspoon of sriracha, gojuchang, or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Lower the sodium – If you don’t have low sodium soy sauce, you can slightly dilute the strong salty flavors with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Too tangy? Add ½ teaspoon of sugar to tone it down.

Serving suggestions

This is a dipping sauce recipe at heart but it can also be used as a quick dressing for salads and noodle dishes:

  • Gyoza
  • Air Fryer Potstickers
  • Lamb Dumplings
  • Wontons
  • Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Spring Rolls
  • Vegetarian Sushi
  • Vietnamese Noodle Salad
  • Tempura
  • Egg rolls
  • More → the BEST sides for Dumplings
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More dipping sauces

  • Potsticker Sauce
  • Gyoza Sauce
  • Mojo Sauce
  • Peanut Sauce
  • Easy Marinara Sauce
  • Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Boom Boom Sauce
  • Chick Fil A Sauce

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Dumpling Sauce Recipe

This super quick Gyoza Dipping Sauce is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. The perfect sauce for dumplings, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes minutes

Servings: 6 people

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  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)

Optional Add-Ins


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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