Genuine Gyoza sauce (Japanese recipe)

If you are facing a deficiency of juicy and spicy flavors with your delicious gyozas, then you must have to get this magical gyoza sauce on your table. This sauce is super easy to make. This will boost the taste of your recipe, whether it is Gyoza/Dumplings, potstickers, or momos, to another level. This is not a simple sauce, but it is popular all over the world in different cuisines and restaurants. I promise you that after reading this blog, you will be able to enjoy your appetizer more than before. So let us get into it without any delay.

The reason why We Like It

This is a very authentic recipe that is adaptable around the world because you can make it at home with healthy sauce with no extra fats or salts in it. Another reason is that it takes no time to make. It is only made with fewer ingredients, which a foodie prefers to make quickly and easily with little time or effort. Another point is that it is a vegan sauce. A person on a diet can also get the rich taste of this sauce. This sauce is sweet, bright in color, a bit syrupy, and spicy, making it suitable for serving with appetizers.

What is Gyoza Sauce?

This is a traditional Japanese sauce used with gyozas. this makes the recipe better and also looks beautiful while serving. This is mostly sold in bottles, but we will make it at home today. This sauce is effortless, so don’t worry while adjusting it according to your taste. It does not need to be cooked or chopped. All you need is just 5 minutes, and your homemade natural sauce is ready. Another thing is that you can make changes to it by adding other spices and veggies, which we will discuss. fact: you can use it in other recipes too.


How to make Gyoza Dipping Sauce (Basic ingredients)

While making this dipping sauce, you only need four basic ingredients, which are listed below. You can make changes and variations if you don’t have all the ingredients.

  1. Soy Sauce

According to Wikipedia, this magical sauce is 2200 years old. It creates a unique combination of appetizers with a little bit of sweet taste as well as its sour, bitter flavor, which hits a completely different flavor.

  1. Sesame Oil

Sesame oil, which is made from toasted seeds, enhances the strong flavor of our dipping sauce. This is our main key ingredient. Its mild and sweet taste makes the sauce completely rich.

  1. Rice Vinegar

This will give our sauce a bit of a sweet and acidic flavor. If you don’t have rice vinegar, you can use any other vinegar, like white, apple, or black vinegar.

  1. Chilli Powder or Red pepper flakes

This will make it spicy and give a different, unique color to our sauce. You can also use chili oil instead of chili powder.

  1. Ginger and Garlic

A combination of minced garlic and ginger in this gyoza sauce will increase the smell of the recipe and make it ideal for ginger lovers. These aromatics will be interspersed throughout the sauce.

  1. Sugar or Honey

Adding sugar or honey is optional. If you like to make it extra sweet, then you can give it a touch of it. It will also balance the sauce if it is too salty and spiced. It will also help to make the broth of your dish more flavorful.

What goes with Gyoza Dipping Sauce?

This sauce is specially made for traditional gyoza only. It can be a vegetable, chicken, or shrimp. but you can serve it with other appetizers due to its acidity and savory richness of flavors.  It is a great idea to make this sauce as an extra dip with your meals to make them special. Some ideal recipes for this Gyoza dipping sauce are the following:

  • Potstickers
  • Noodles
  • Tempura
  • Grilled or Roasted Meats
  • Spring Rolls
  • Sushi
  • Seafood
  • Momos

How long does Gyoza Sauce last?

You can store it for one week for a balanced mixture in a glass bottle. When stored in a refrigerator, it must be stored in a cool, dry place as well as in an airtight container. It is not recommended to use it after storing it once because it then changes taste and contains bacteria. Note: Only keep the sauce that is not already used for dipping food in.


This dumpling sauce contains a specialty for making substitutes for all ingredients.  You can alternate them according to your taste. Below are variations:

  1. Too spicy?

Add some honey for balance.

  1. Don’t want spice?

Eliminate chili flakes and chili oil.

  1. So salty?

Add some water until it becomes balanced

  1. Don’t like chili flakes?

You can use chili sauce.

  1. Too acidic?

Eliminate ginger.


  • If you prefer, you may skip out on garlic and ginger. Both are not essential but add to the flavor.
  • Serve out the exact amount you need. The unused gyoza dipping sauce can be refrigerated for later, but once you’ve dipped it, you must eliminate any extras that remain.
  • If you have any allergies to any ingredient, then you don’t have to add it. You can add something relatable to maintain the flavor.
  • Store it in an air-tight container properly, and if anything to eat is in it, then just don’t store it because it can be bad to consume it.

Serving Suggestions:

  1. You can use spring onions, fried shallots, and sesame seeds (toasted or regular) to make it attractive.
  2. Making small sauce bowls per person will be more creative.
  3. To make this sauce gluten-free, you can replace the soy sauce with tamari.
  4. You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar, as well as pepper, if you like to make its taste unique and different for others.

gyoza sauce

Recipe by Hamza ZafarCourse: SaucesCuisine: Japanese, ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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This dipping gyoza sauce is a super easy recipe to make for different events and occasions!


  • Hot water, 2 Tbsp

  • Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp

  • Vinegar 1Tbsp

  • 1 garlic clove

  • Ginger, 1 Tbsp

  • Chili flakes, 1 Tbsp

  • Sugar/honey 1 Tbsp

  • Green onions (Garnished)


  • Put water and all the ingredients in the bowl
  • garlic and ginger should be minced or grated.
  • Mix them well
  • Serve the sauce with garnished spring onions or sesame seeds.


Is this sauce for both vegetable and non-vegetable gyoza?

Yes, you can take it with any kind of dumpling/gyoza.

Can I heat the gyoza sauce?

Yes, this sauce can be heated. Just add some water and mix it while it is heating.

How much time does it take to make gyoza sauce?

Normally, it only takes 5 to 7 minutes to make it ready for serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Sodium: 3240mg | Potassium: 123mg |Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat:1g

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