Last Updated on June 23, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This easy potsticker dipping sauce was sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you love Chinese potstickers, learn how to make your own easy dipping sauce for them. Soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil are a delicious flavor combination for so many Chinese recipes! Top your potsticker dipping sauce recipe with sesame seeds and green onions if desired before serving.
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Best Potstickers for Chinese New Year
I grew up in a rather small town in New England. There was not a lot of exciting food options available and I didn't even try potstickers until I moved to Houston after college.
Today, I can honestly say that they are an all time favorite in my house. I make an easy potsticker dipping sauce to go with them and they are always a hit with the family. With Chinese New Year coming up soon, I thought I would share my soy dipping sauce recipe.
I really encourage you to try Ling Ling potstickers and a few of these popular Chinese New Year activities with your own family!
10 Popular Chinese New Year Activities
Chinese New Year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It ends on the full moon fifteen days later. Family, food, and Chinese New Year gift giving are all very popular during this two week celebration. Want to celebrate Chinese New Year with your own family? Try a few of these popular Chinese New Year activities:
- Sweeping the House. Up until Chinese New Years Eve (this year February 5th), people traditionally sweep the house. This helps sweep out the bad luck before the new year starts.
- New Year Shopping. People often buy new clothes, red decorations, snacks (like candy, mandarin oranges and sunflower seeds), and Chinese firecrackers.
- Having a Reunion Dinner. Families travel far and wide to celebrate together.
- Exchanging Red Envelopes. This is usually a monetary gift from parents, grandparents and other relatives.
- Setting off Firecrackers. Usually, people stay up until midnight and set off firecrackers to mark the New Year’s arrival and to scare away evil spirits.
- Eating Dumplings. Dumplings represent reunion, harmony and wealth in Chinese culture. I have tried making them from scratch and I can tell you it's a LOT of work! I was so thrilled with the pork and vegetable Ling Ling potstickers we tried this week that I will definitely never tackle them from scratch again! They come with their own sauce but since we love it so much, I make an easy potsticker dipping sauce to go with them.
What Are Chinese Potstickers?
The Chinese have been enjoying potstickers for a REALLY long time! They are made with minced meat and vegetables wrapped in a dumpling skin. Minced pork, fish, diced shrimp, tofu and vegetables are the most popular fillings.
Typically, they are are steamed on one side, pan-fried on the other. We have been eating them for years and it is a simple weeknight meal that we all love.
Ling Ling Potstickers for Chinese New Year
Ling Ling potstickers come in several varieties. You can choose Chicken & Vegetable, Pork & Vegetable, or Vegetable fillings. They are bursting with authentic Asian flavor and contain only high quality, clean ingredients.
Ling Ling potstickers also come with their own dipping sauce, although we go through a lot of it so I always make extra. Since this easy potsticker dipping sauce takes only a few minutes to make, I keep all the ingredients in the pantry and make it regularly.
Ling Ling potstickers are incredibly easy to make. If you are looking for only one or two popular Chinese New Year activities, I definitely recommend making potstickers. They are convenient to find, easy to make, and delicious to eat! And since the bag is a good size, you can feed several people with them.
Easy Potsticker Dipping Sauce Recipe
If you want to make this easy potsticker dipping sauce, you need only a few simple ingredients. Just whisk together the soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of sriracha sauce.
Adjust the amount of sriracha depending on how spicy you want your soy potsticker sauce. Then, sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top and you are ready for dipping!
Love this dipping sauce recipe? Try a few of these, too:
- Chimichurri Dipping Sauce and Marinade Compliment the bold flavor of a grilled grass fed steak and this Chimichurri dipping sauce and marinade.
- Caribbean Jerk Meatballs with Dipping Sauce: These homemade meatballs include tropical flavors like pineapple and cilantro and are then paired with a homemade jerk seasoning inspired dipping sauce.
- Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce This shrimp cocktail sauce has lots of flavor and zing!
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 TBSP water
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 TBSP sesame oil
- sriracha to taste
- white sesame seeds
- Mix soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha in a small bowl with a fork or small whisk.
- Add more sriracha to taste
- Pour into small bowls for serving
- Sprinkle with white sesame seeds
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.