Quick + Easy Gyoza Dipping Sauce (4-Ingredients)

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!

Ingredients for gyoza sauce on tray.

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.

Spoon in small bowl of gyoza dipping sauce.

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.

Serving suggestions

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

Gyoza dipping into bowl of sauce.

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Prepared gyoza dipping sauce in bowl with spoon.

Gyoza Sauce Recipe

This quick and easy Gyoza Sauce is made with just 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 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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