Sweet & Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This simple sauce can be thrown together with items most people have in their pantries! Great for dipping potstickers, Spring rolls or Summer rolls. The Asian hot sauce in the ingredient list below can be subbed with Asian hot chili oil, if you prefer. I like to use Sriracha Hot Chile Sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce (I like Sriracha Hot Chile Sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 -2 tablespoon sugar
  • sesame seeds (to garnish) (optional) or chopped scallion (to garnish) (optional)


  1. Wisk together ingredients in a bowl, making sure sugar is completely disolved.


Most Helpful

Great and easy recipe. I made as written and only used 1-1/2 Tbsp of the sugar. I was sorry I didn't have any green onion to throw in...I will make this again. Thank you for the recipe, it's a keeper.

Charlie C. August 30, 2016

Made a version of this and my daughter loved it. I have small dipping cups and had to triple the soy sauce to have enough for 4. Only added a small amount of Siracha, decreased sesame oil and sugar. Only used about 1/3 of rice wine vinegar. Tasted as I added a little at a time. Excellent flavor! So, base is very good but mine is a new version.

Zee007tea August 14, 2016

I made this last night and used it to dip store bought eggrolls. Deeelish! I might cut back to 1 tsp for the chili paste. I'm thinking of using it as a base for hot and spicy thai soup. Thanks Kozmo!

Donte Burnet October 31, 2011

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