Dumpling Sauce Recipe

This Dumpling Sauce Recipe is green onions, fresh garlic, and other delicious Asian ingredients combined to make the perfect dipping sauce for your dumplings!

Dumpling Sauce Recipe

This dumpling sauce recipe I could eat on everything!

It’s slightly sweet, acidic, spicy, and has a real umami punch.

This recipe is inspired by the SnackQween on TikTok’s recipe!

How to Make this Dumpling Sauce Recipe

Ingredients for Dumpling sauce

Start by gathering your ingredients:

Oyster Sauce – it’s a sweet and salty condiment used in many Asian recipes like stir fry, marinades, and dipping sauces! You can find it in your grocer’s Asian section.

Black Vinegar – this is made from black rice and has a real smoky, woody taste to it. Once you try it, you’ll start drizzling a little bit over everything. It’s for a great “pucker” taste… where the back glands of your mouth pucker when you get a hit. It’s just phenomenal. If your store doesn’t have any, just use rice vinegar in its place, although there isn’t a real substitution for black vinegar. I buy mine at my local Asian market.

Soy Sauce – I use lite sodium soy sauce.

Green Onions – a couple of green onions, sliced, including the white parts. They’re just so wonderful in everything!

Fresh Garlic – use real, in the husk fresh garlic! No jarred business here! Dice it up really fine, or use a microplane to grate the garlic over everything.

Fresh Ginger – This is the zip every sauce recipe needs. Adding a light fresh, zippy flavor to the dumpling sauce recipe.

Red Pepper Flakes – these are optional, but definitely use a some good shakes if you like spice!

Sesame Seeds – I didn’t have any sesame seeds, so I used Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Sugar – just a pinch of sugar helps balance the salty acid of the soy sauce and black vinegar.

Neutral Oil – this helps to cook the garlic, onions, and ginger. I don’t always do it, but I’ll explain why below!

Making the Sauce

Next, you’ll measure all your ingredients out into a small bowl.

Use a spoon to gently stir everything together.

dumpling sauce recipe idea

Now, Jen Curley adds a drizzle of very hot oil to her sauce before she mixes everything up.

I leave it out because I love the taste of fresh garlic and ginger. However, for some, it might be too spicy!

Fresh garlic gets spicy after a bit of time, so if you’d like to “cook” the garlic and ginger a little bit, I recommend you drizzle the top of your bowl of ingredients with hot oil. When the sizzling stops give it all a good mix!

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Serving your Dumpling Sauce

Now, get your Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings going, and dip on in!

Any leftover sauce I end up with, I’ll pour over hot noodles, or when I make stir fry. I keep it in the fridge in an air tight container.

Try this Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe, and use this dumpling sauce on it!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the sauce for dumplings made of?

Oyster sauce, soy sauce, black vinegar, garlic and ginger, green onions, and spices.

What sauces go well with dumplings?

  • Thai Sweet Chile Sauce
  • Ponzu Sauce
  • Soy Ginger Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Duck Sauce

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Dumpling Sauce Recipe
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Dumpling Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: asian


  • 2 TBS Oyster Sauce
  • 2 TBS Black Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Soy Sauce
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced
  • 34 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1” Knob of Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Optional: 2 tsp Neutral Oil (such as vegetable or sunflower)


Add all ingredients except oil into a bowl. If you are using the oil, heat on the stove for 2-3 minutes, or until very hot, but not smoking. Pour the oil over the sauce and allow to sizzle. When the sizzling stops, give it a stir.

Mix the dumpling sauce together, and serve with your favorite asian dumplings!

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