What to Serve with Dumplings & Potstickers: 20+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with dumplings and potstickers? Look no further! Here’s a list of the 20+ best sides for dumplings! These recipes are quick, easy and delicious.

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When it comes to serving potstickers and dumplings, you can never go wrong with the classics, like this Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad and Udon Soup. And, of course, don’t forget the dumpling dipping sauce or potsticker sauce.

PS – Have you tried making potstickers in the air fryer yet?

But, what else goes with gyoza dumplings and potstickers for a side?

There are so many options! From veggies, soups, spring rolls, and more.

Keep reading to discover a new favorite recipe to pair with your meal…

Here are 20+ AMAZING dumpling side dishes!

This Ginger Veggie Stir Fry is bursting with lots of fresh vegetables and coated with a spicy sauce flavored with garlic and ginger. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes!
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Overhead shot of bacon fried rice in black bowl on teal counter.
This Bacon Fried Rice comes together easily with ingredients you probably already have on hand, and in only 15 minutes! Skip the takeout and make your own (tastier) version at home.
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Spicy cumin lamb wide noodles in brown bowl with chopsticks.
These boldly flavored Cumin Lamb Noodles are just as delicious as the restaurant version but use much more accessible ingredients. Made with tender lamb shoulder and toasted spices, you’re going to want to make this for more than just special occasions!
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Overhead shot of bowl of udon soup with soup spoon.
Learn how to make Udon Noodle Soup (Kake Udon) at home. It’s a traditional Japanese appetizer made with tender udon noodles and a rich, dashi-based broth. This classic soup is warm, cozy, and the perfect umami-forward canvas for flavorful toppings.
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Overhead shot of din tai fung cucumber salad on grey plate with chopsticks.
This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
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Instant pot fried rice in serving bowl with spoon next to chopsticks.
Instant Pot Fried Rice with eggs & bacon comes together quickly & easily with ingredients you probably already have on hand! Skip the takeout and make your own (tastier) fried rice at home.
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These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
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Overhead shot of kimchee in jar with chopsticks.
This easy Kimchee recipe will teach you to make authentic kimchi at home. It's easy to do with these simple steps!
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30-Minute Ground Lamb Stir Fry with Green Beans will be on your dinner table in a hurry. Serve it over rice for a wholesome meal that will bring some excitement to your weeknight cooking routine.
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Kung Pao noodles in cast iron skillet on grey counter flecked with chopped peanuts.
Kung Pao Noodles will quickly become one of your favorite dishes. This vegetarian meal will be on your table in 20 minutes! Plus, it's easy to add your favorite protein like chicken, pork or tofu.
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Overhead shot of tan tan noodles in bowl with black chopsticks.
Tantanmen Ramen (aka Tan Tan Noodles or Dan Dan Noodles) combines delicious ramen noodles and ground pork with a spicy, creamy broth that's seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.
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Spoon in small bowl of gyoza dipping sauce.
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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Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas is a healthy, quick and delicious side dish to go with any main. Ready in 5 minutes, you’ll love the simplicity!
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Egg Drop Soup is so easy to make at home with simple ingredients including chicken broth, eggs, soy sauce, and scallions. Just like at your favorite Chinese restaurant, enjoy this cozy and comforting egg drop soup recipe in less than 20 minutes.
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Learn how to cook bok choy, a healthy Asian vegetable, using the stir-fry method to create beautifully browned edges and crisp-tender stalks.
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Nothing beats homemade Chả Giò! Grandma’s recipe for Vietnamese Spring Rolls promises a truly aromatic center packed with textures from vermicelli, vegetables, assorted mushrooms and juicy pork. The outside is deep fried until golden and shatteringly crisp!
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The eggplant is grilled until crispy and smoky, and then cooked in a rich savory garlic sauce. This vegan dish is very satisfying, both as a side or a main dish served over rice or noodles. {Gluten-Free Adaptable}
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This classic Chinese Hot and Sour Soup recipe is easy to make in about 25 minutes, and tastes even better than the restaurant version!
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Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry. Asian leafy greens stir-fried in garlic with a simple soy oyster sesame sauce. A tasty way to get in your greens!
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A delicious recipe for Fresh Spring Rolls that are vegan,
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3 crispy rice sushi bites on plate topped with creamy sauce and spicy peppers.
Crispy Rice Sushi Bites feature creamy spicy salmon (or tuna). Crispy, crunchy and so flavorful! Cook the crispy rice in the air fryer or on the stove, and top with all your favorite toppings. The perfect appetizer for any occasion! 
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these dumpling side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Chopsticks dipping gyoza into sauce.

What to Serve with Dumplings: 20+ BEST Side Dishes

Wondering what to serve with dumplings and potstickers? Look no further! Here's a list of the 20+ BEST sides for dumplings! Be sure to try this super quick Gyoza Dipping Sauce. It's easy to make with 4 simple ingredients.
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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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