This Gyoza Dipping Sauce will take your gyoza’s to the next level! It takes only 5 minutes to make and is vegan too.
You can use this sauce with either pan fried gyoza or even steamed gyoza. Both work great!
Its also great to use as a dumpling dipping sauce. You should try it with my easy Rice Paper Dumplings which are one of my most popular recipes 🙂
I absolutely love having gyoza as an appetizer or even a quick late night snack. You’ll always find a packet in my freezer haha!
This easy gyoza dipping sauce makes them taste even better and is so much better than buying bottled sauces that can be filled with preservatives.
Its works so well as a sauce for dumplings and many other foods too! I've noted them here below for you.
How to use Gyoza Dipping Sauce
You can use this quick gyoza sauce recipe for many other foods too! Here are some of my favourite dishes to pair it with:
- Gyoza of course - panfried or steamed
- Rice Paper Dumplings
- Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice
- Crispy Tofu
- Summer Rolls
- Fried Spring rolls / Egg rolls
- Vegan Crab Rangoons
- Protein such as shrimp / prawns, seafood, chicken
- Stir fries or Vegetables such as broccoli or asian greens
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Soy sauce, I like to use sodium reduced soy sauce but regular is also fine. Coconut aminos or Tamari is also a great substitute, especially if you are gluten free
- Rice wine vinegar has a light sweetness and acidity to add to the sauce. Apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar or white wine vinegar can also be used
- Sriracha hot sauce is my preferred way to add some spice and sweetness. You can also use crushed red pepper flakes / chilli flakes or also chili oil
- Sesame oil brings a lovely aroma and taste. A little goes a long way so you don't need much as it can overpower the flavor too
- Garlic is grated or minced for all my fellow garlic lovers
- Ginger has to be one of my most favourite ingredients in this sauce, so I tend to use a lot of it and double the recipe below 🙂
- Green onion / spring onion are added not only as garnish, but they also taste great with gyoza too
- Sesame seeds are added for garnish, I prefer to toast them a little which brings out a nutty flavor
If you prefer your dumpling sauce with a little extra sweetness, you can also add a touch of sugar, honey or agave
How to make Gyoza Dipping Sauce
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- Add ingredients in a bowl
In a small bowl or ramekin add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha sauce. Whisk them together
- Grate and garnish
Grate the garlic and ginger and add to the sauce
Garnish with sliced spring onion and sesame seeds and allow to marinade for 5 minutes
- Cook and dip
Pan fry in a skillet or steam your gyoza and dip into this yummy Gyoza Dipping Sauce!
Tips & Tricks
- Make a bigger batch of gyoza sauce to use for other dishes that week. It's best however to separate the sauce you are using for dipping and not re-use this part
- Allow the sauce to marinade for about 5-10 minutes before serving. This brings all the yummy flavours together
- Always have a little taste test to make sure you’re happy with the level of spice or other ingredients incase you would like to make any adjustments. I personally love adding double the ginger myself
The base of the sauce is made using a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, and chili. I also like to add some aromatics, with some sesame oil and grated garlic and ginger to give a punch of flavor
You can keep unused sauce for 5-7 days in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator. If you’ve dipped gyoza or dumplings into the sauce, its best to disregard this after use
More Appetizer Recipes
- Greek Bruschetta
- Mushroom Tart
- Kashke Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Dip)
- Fried Oyster Mushrooms (Vegan Fried Chicken)
- Whipped Feta Dip
Gyoza Dipping Sauce
- 3 tablespoon soy sauce (I prefer using salt reduced soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ teaspoon grated/minced ginger (I love ginger so I double this)
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce / chilli (more or less depending how spicy you like it)
- 1 spring onion
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a small bowl or ramekin add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha sauce. Whisk them together
- Grate the garlic and ginger and add to the sauceGarnish with sliced spring onion and sesame seeds and allow to marinade for 5 minutes
- Pan fry in a skillet or steam your gyoza and dip into this yummy Gyoza Dipping Sauce!