Easy Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Popular Chinese New Year Activities

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.

chinese potsickers with bowl of homemade dipping sauce

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!

Potsticker dipping sauce and easy Chinese New Year activities

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.

Ling Ling Potstickers and Dipping Sauce

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.

easy potsticker dipping sauce recipe

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 and Dipping Sauce

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.

Ling Ling Potstickers and Dipping Sauce

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:


Easy Potsitcker Soy Sauce Dipping Sauce

Yield: 1/2 cup

Easy Potsticker Dipping Sauce

chinese potsickers with bowl of homemade dipping sauce

Potstickers are a delicious meal, especially if you are looking for popular Chinese New Year activities. Make this easy potsticker dipping sauce with it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • sriracha to taste
  • white sesame seeds


  1. Mix soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha in a small bowl with a fork or small whisk.
  2. Add more sriracha to taste
  3. Pour into small bowls for serving
  4. Sprinkle with white sesame seeds

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information not always accurate

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