This easy Gyoza Dipping Sauce is made with just 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. It’s the perfect sauce for gyoza, dumplings, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!
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.
This gyoza 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 gyoza or even spring rolls, cucumber salad, and tempura.
PS – Have you tried making air fryer potstickers? Total game changer!
Gyoza dipping 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.
We’ll discuss some additional add-ins below too…
How to make gyoza sauce
Mix all of the gyoza dipping sauce ingredients together in a bowl and serve! It’s that easy.
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
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 gyoza dipping 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, chili oil, 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.
While this is a dipping sauce recipe at heart but it can also be used as a quick dressing for salads and noodle dishes:
- Lamb Dumplings
- Vegetable Stir Fry
- Spring Rolls
- Vegetarian Sushi
- Vietnamese Noodle Salad
- Egg rolls
- More → the BEST sides for Dumplings
More dipping sauce recipes
- Potsticker Sauce
- Dumpling Sauce
- Mojo Sauce
- Peanut Sauce
- Easy Marinara Sauce
- Honey Mustard Sauce
- Boom Boom Sauce
- Chick Fil A Sauce
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Gyoza Sauce Recipe
- Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy.