Chinese dumpling dipping sauce

This recipe makes about 1/2 cup.


  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce (I recommend low sodium Tamari)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar (in a pinch you can use red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce (you can substitute several dashes of your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions (green onions)


  1. Whisk in a mixing bowl or large measuring cup to combine the ingredients. Pour into a sealable container. Put in the refrigerator for at least one hour, even better overnight, to allow the flavors to mingle. For a smoother sauce, put in a blender before refrigerating.
  2. If you want something a little stronger in flavor and heat, use two teaspoons of chili sauce and add in about 1/2 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil.