Basic Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe

Basic Asian Dipping Sauce


  • 1 part light soy sauce
  • 1 part apple vinegar
  • splash of sesame oil
  • drizzle of chilli oil

How to make Basic Asian Dipping Sauce

This is a basic chilli dipping sauce suitable for gyoza or other little bite-size morsels such as dim sum. Try drizzling it over steamed fish, too. This sauce is just a foundation and can be sexed-up in any way you like, such as adding lime zest for a bit of zing or like in my picture, where I've added some chopped spring onions and a bit of minced ginger.

  1. combine ingredients to taste!
  • dubow
    dubow says

    Rice vinegar can be used too, with a sprinkle of sugar.

  • Squishy
    Squishy says

    Sounds and looks great :)

  • MeltingWok
    MeltingWok says

    That's one great dipping sauce. I usually do the same, and I'd dip some luscious dumplings with this, yummos !:)

  • wokkingmum
    wokkingmum says

    I did this too but without chilli oil cos I cant take hot stuff. I add some finely chopped coriander in mine for that extra aroma.

  • Kailoi
    Kailoi says

    no.1: I use dark chinese vinegar (chinkiang) instead of the apple vinegar no.2: freshly roasted sesame seeds add a nice flavour and texture to the sauce no.3: minced garlic shortly heated in some oil for bonus taste - if you have no meetings the next day

  • david
    david says

    agree with kailoi above ^^ I used to get white fish filet, mix this sauce and the fish filet in a plate, cover it up with wet towel paper and cook it in microwave for roughly 8 minute. Heat up a pan with just oil, and just pour your super hot oil over the fish once it's out of the microwave.

  • Jaylene
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