This fast gyoza sauce uses four ingredients: soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. It’s the perfect sauce to compliment all your asian cravings.
What is Gyoza Sauce?
Gyoza sauce is a mixture of four pantry ingredients: soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. It is most often paired with gyoza, or Japanese dumplings. The flavor of the sauce is inspired by asian cuisine — savory, tangy, with a hint of spice. Plus, it only takes three minutes to make! It’s the perfect complement to your favorite asian entrees.
How to Make Gyoza Sauce
When we say this gyoza dipping sauce is “crazy easy” to make — we mean it. There’s only one step to the process! Simply whisk all four simple ingredients together in a small bowl and that’s it.
For a slight twist on flavor, try these ingredient variations.
- Sweet: For more sweetness, add a teaspoon of honey or sugar.
- Spicy: Spice lovers seem to never have enough heat in their food. For more spice, add minced garlic, ginger, chili, or chili oil.
- Not spicy: Not everyone handles spicy well, so feel free to skip out on the red pepper flakes.
- Herby: For a fresh herby flavor, add diced cilantro, parsley, spring onion, or green onion.
- Nutty: For more texture and a nuttier flavor, add sesame seeds. Toasted sesame seeds are even better!
Tips from the Kitchen
It’s nearly impossible for anything to go wrong with such an easy gyoza sauce recipe. However, follow these tips to make the flavor the absolute best.
- Use low sodium soy sauce: This gyoza sauce tastes best when made with low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos. Too much salt overpowers the flavor in the sauce. Tamari is a good gluten-free option to use in a pinch, too.
- Make it ahead: To save on time, make the sauce up to a week ahead of time. However, if adding fresh herbs and garlic, it is best to use it within three days.
- Substitute rice vinegar: If you’re out of rice vinegar, use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar in a pinch. Keep in mind, the sauce may taste slightly different.
Ways to Serve
Gyoza sauce is the perfect sauce to add to a plethora of Asian dishes. Most traditionally, it is paired with gyoza (Japanese dumplings). However, it is also great when used as a dipping sauce for potstickers, spring rolls, or wontons.
The sauce also works as a great substitute or alternative to sauces traditionally used in yakisoba noodles, stir fries like pepper steak stir fry or beef stir fry, egg rolls (or even easier egg roll in a bowl), and sushi bowls.
Fresh, unused gyoza sauce will keep in the fridge for up to a week when stored in an airtight container. If adding garlic or herbs to the sauce, store for up to three days. Avoid storing sauce that has already been dipped into to prevent spread of bacteria.
When using refrigerated gyoza sauce, make sure to give it a good stir in case the ingredients separate while in the refrigerator.
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