This Dumpling Sauce Recipe is green onions, fresh garlic, and other delicious Asian ingredients combined to make the perfect dipping sauce for your dumplings!
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
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.
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!
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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- 2 TBS Oyster Sauce
- 2 TBS Black Vinegar
- 2 TBS Soy Sauce
- 2 Green Onions, sliced
- 3–4 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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