What Sauce Goes With Potstickers?

6 Delicious Sauces to Pair With Potstickers

When you think of potstickers, you probably think of a simple vegetable or meat filling in a circle of dough. These dumplings come in all kinds of shapes, flavors, and fillings, so you can explore new Chinese dishes with ease. Check out these delicious sauces to pair with your potstickers instead of drowning them in oil!

Soy Sauce

Everyone loves soy sauce, right? It’s the perfect condiment for a Chinese meal. It’s salty and sweet, which adds a nice balance to a variety of dishes. Soy sauce is often salty because it’s made with soy beans, salt, and water. It’s also often sweet because sugar is added to it. Soy sauce comes in many flavors, from light to dark, sweet to hot. You can add it to your potstickers for a savory flavor, or make a dipping sauce for your potstickers.

Fish Sauce

It’s salty thanks to fish and salt, and it has a sour and sweet taste thanks to dried plums, sugar, and usually a little fish extract. Fish sauce is found in cans at Asian grocery stores and supermarkets. You can use it to season potstickers, add a sour and/or sweet kick to a dish, or just use it in place of soy sauce.

Shrimp Sauce

Shrimp sauce is jam-packed with shrimp and vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce. Shrimp sauces are often gluten-free, but check the label just in case. They come in many different flavors and often contain carrots, onions, and other vegetables. You can add a shrimp sauce to your potstickers to add a shrimp flavor and make the dumplings more substantial.

Plum Sauce

Plum sauce is often sweet and has a sour, spicy kick thanks to vinegar. It comes in many different flavors, but plum sauce is always sweet and sour. You can use it to add a sweet and sour flavor to your potstickers.

Hot Sour and Sweet Sauce

These sauces are both sweet and sour, and hot. Hot sauces can be spicy or sweet, and are often made from peppers. Sweet sauces are usually sweeter, but both kinds can add a great flavor to your potstickers.

Ginger and green onion sauce

Ginger is a great herb to add to sauces and soups. It has a sharp, sweet flavor that can be subtle or strong. You can use ginger to make a ginger sauce, which is a mild sauce made from ginger and onions. Green onions are another common ingredient in Chinese sauces. They have a mild onion taste and are often added to give a little crunch to a dish.


There are so many delicious sauces you can use for your potstickers. Soy sauce, fish sauce, shrimp sauce, plum sauce, hot sour and sweet sauce, ginger and green onion sauce. Explore Chinese food with these sauces and use them to make a new kind of dumpling for your family.