Make homemade Gyoza Sauce from scratch using simple ingredients in just a few easy steps. This recipe is simple and easy and makes the best flavorful sauce for any dumplings!
If you're a fan of gyoza (or potstickers or dumplings), you know that the sauce is just as important as the dumplings themselves! A good gyoza sauce can take your dish to the next level and we've got the perfect recipe.
Gyoza is a Japanese dumpling that is typically made with pork and/or vegetables. They can be boiled, steamed, or fried and are usually served with a dipping sauce on the side.
While the dipping sauce can vary, they are generally made with soy sauce, vinegar, and chili oil. Our gyoza sauce recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.
The best part about this recipe is that it is completely customizable! You can add more or less of any ingredient to make the perfect dipping sauce for your gyoza.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
The entire gyoza sauce is made with just 5 simple ingredients.
The steps are simple, whisk, taste, adjust, and enjoy!
Use this sauce on any gyoza or dumpling recipe.
The sauce can be easily customized to your liking.
- Rice Vinegar - Gives the sauce a little acidity and sweetness.
- Soy Sauce - Provides a salty umami flavor.
- Sesame Oil - Adds a rich toasted sesame flavor that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients.
- Honey - Used to naturally sweeten the sauce to balance out the salty and tangy flavor. You can also use maple syrup or agave.
- Dried Chili Flakes - Adds an optional bold spicy flavor to the sauce. Leave it out for a mild sauce.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Gyoza Sauce recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Whisk ingredients: To a medium-sized bowl, add your measured sauce ingredients. Use a whisk to fully combine.
Adjust: Taste a bit of the sauce to enhance with more of what you like or to balance the flavor.
Enjoy: Pour into a small bowl and serve with potstickers, dumplings, spring rolls, or gyoza.
If these ingredients were sitting in your pantry for a bit, be sure to check the expiration dates for the best potency.
Taste as you go! You may like more sweetness, acidity, saltiness, or heat.
You can easily double or triple the batch of gyoza sauce depending on how much you need.
When storing, be sure to add to a clean and sanitized jar with a lid to prevent any bacteria growth.
Serve with homemade gyoza.
Crisp up some Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers and use it as the perfect dipping sauce.
You can also serve it alongside homemade Amai Sauce to change up the flavor.
Makes a great appetizer alongside a Vegan Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce.
Drizzle on top of Miso Marinated Mushrooms for an additional layer of flavor.
Give it some natural spice by adding ¼ teaspoon of freshly minced ginger.
Add a bold garlic flavor by stirring in freshly minced garlic.
Instead of using chili flakes or sesame oil, swap to Chili Garlic Oil.
Try it with a touch of lime juice for a bright and acidic flavor.
Make it as spicy as you like by adjusting the amount of chili flakes or adding in Sriracha sauce.
Add a touch of toasted sesame seeds for an extra nutty flavor.
Gyoza sauce can be stored in your fridge for up to two weeks. Be sure to add it to a clean and sanitized jar with a lid to prevent any bacteria growth.
Give it a good stir before using as the ingredients may have separated while in storage.
Gyoza is a Japanese dumpling that is typically made with pork and vegetables. They can be boiled, steamed, or fried and are usually served with a dipping sauce on the side. Potstickers are very similar but they are pan-fried until crispy on the bottom.
You can use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or even lemon juice as a substitute for rice vinegar. Keep in mind that each of these will change the flavor slightly so adjust to your taste.
Gyoza sauce is named after the Japanese dumpling that it is typically served with. It's a dipping sauce that has a balance of salty, sweet, tangy, and sometimes spicy flavors.
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- ¼ cup rice vinegar 60ml
- ¼ cup soy sauce 60ml
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon dried red chili flakes (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
- Serve your gyoza sauce with gyoza, potstickers, dumplings or spring rolls.
- ¼ teaspoon freshly minced ginger
- ¼ teaspoon freshly minced garlic
- Chili garlic oil instead of sesame oil and chili flakes
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.