Our 4 ingredient gyoza sauce is ready in just a couple of minutes and is the perfect sauce for dipping crispy gyoza into and no cooking or chopping is needed. A mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and optional chilli flakes for a kick of heat, this is a super easy dipping sauce that would also go well with dumplings or wontons.
A salty and tangy sauce, this gyoza sauce is so quick and easy to make with store cupboard ingredients. The flavours work so well together with either homemade or store bought gyoza. Store bought sauces can be really expensive for what they are, but this homemade sauce is cheap to make and it has so much flavour.
You just mix 4 ingredients together in a bowl, with no cooking or chopping needed. This easy gyoza sauce has the perfect balance of flavours and the option to make it as mild or as spicy as you like. Ideal for dipping our Air Fryer Gyoza into.
Why you will love it
- Uses store cupboard ingredients - This gyoza sauce is made using ingredients you probably all ready have in your cupboard. No need to buy anything specially.
- Ready in 1 minute - Just mix everything together and serve. So easy!
- Adaptable - You can make this as spicy or as mild as you like.
- Versatile - There are lots of ways that you can use this gyoza sauce and it is far more than just a dipping sauce.
- Soy sauce - You can use either regular, light or dark or low salt soy sauce for this recipe. If you are using dark, then you might want to use a little less. If you wanted a gluten free version, then you can use tamari.
- Sesame oil - This adds such a lovely nutty flavour to the sauce.
- Rice vinegar - This adds a little sweetness to the sauce and keeps it traditional. However, you could use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead.
- Chilli flakes - These are optional, but we love the spiciness that it adds. You could leave them out, or even add more if you like really spicy. You could use fresh chopped chillies too.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make Gyoza Sauce - Step by step
One: Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
Two: Mix well so everything is combined.
This sauce is just 4 ingredients, so there isn't a lot that you can adapt. However, there are a few things you could add in. If you didn't mind chopping some ingredients, then some crushed garlic and grated ginger mixed in can add lots of extra flavour and some freshness.
If you don't like spicy food, then you can leave the red chilli flakes out. Equally, you can add extra if you like your dipping sauce with a real kick of heat. You can use fresh chilli too if you like.
If you like your sauces a little sweet, then a spoonful of honey or maple syrup really balances out the flavours.
What to serve with gyoza sauce
This is actually best made in advance and stored overnight if you can, but let it sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. You can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Don't add any fresh ingredients until right before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this is vegan. If you wanted to sweeten it then you would need to add maple syrup instead of honey to keep it vegan.
If you want this to be gluten free, then you need to swap the soy sauce for tamari and make sure there is no cross contamination.
We only used a little red chilli flakes, so it is fairly mild. But you can adjust them to suit your own tastes.
No, there is no need to cook this sauce.
It is quite high in salt because of the soy sauce, but you can control how much is used and it is a better option compared to store bought sauce.
Yes, you can make this up and then keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days, until you are ready to use it.
• Allow the sauce to sit for 10 minutes before serving, as this will allow all the flavours to come together.
• You can add a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some chopped spring onions (scallion) before serving for some extra flavour.
• If this sauce is too salty, then you can add some honey or maple syrup to balance out the flavours.
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Quick Gyoza Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
- 0.5 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix well so everything is combined.
- Allow the sauce to sit for 10 minutes before serving, as this will allow all the flavours to come together.
- You can add a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some chopped spring onions (scallion) before serving for some extra flavour.
- If this sauce is too salty, then you can add some honey or maple syrup to balance out the flavours.