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

  • 158.51 ml soy sauce
  • 78.07 ml chicken stock (or 1/3 bouillon cube in water)
  • 2.46 ml mirin, Chinese sweet rice cooking wine
  • 2.46 ml white vinegar
  • 1.23 ml sesame chili oil
  • 1.23 ml garlic, chopped
  • 4.92 ml 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

2 5

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.

5 5

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.

4 5

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!