David Nelson's Dipping Sauce for Dumplings

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

An acclaimed chef in Colorado and nationwide, this is his dipping sauce for pot stickers etc. from chef2chef

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup soy sauce
  • 13 cup chicken stock (or 1/3 bouillon cube in water)
  • 12 teaspoon mirin, Chinese sweet rice cooking wine
  • 12 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 14 teaspoon sesame chili oil
  • 14 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 slice ginger, 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 scallions, sliced very thin


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  2. Serve the dipping sauce at room temperature.


Most Helpful

This was just ok. The flavor of the soy sauce so overwhelmed everything else it was hard to taste anything but soy sauce. I would recommend cutting back the soy sauce by half and adding a bit more of the other ingredients, especially the vinegar. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

Very simple and very delish! I made this as directed and served it with potstickers and everyone loved it - including the kids because it was very mild. Thanks Marra for a very nice dipping sauce.

lazyme November 13, 2007

I love this after I added a whole bunch of sugar. I like my dipping sauce a little on the sweet side like teriyaki sauce. I also heated it to bring out the flavors a bit. Thanks for sharing!

LizAnn October 21, 2007

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