Asian Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce can be made in a matter of minutes and is perfect for dumplings, lettuce wraps, spring rolls and more!!

There is a restaurant I love to go to that serves lettuce wraps with an incredible Asian dipping sauce. The wraps are great, but dipping the wrap in the sauce, or drizzling some sauce all over, makes them even better.

This sauce reminds me so much of that restaurant. I have made this recipe so many times over the years and use it in many more ways than just a dip for lettuce wraps.

Sauce in a small bowl with sliced green onions.

What Makes This Dip So Good?

  • So quick to make. Add the ingredients to a bowl and mix. That’s it.
  • Salty! Spicy! Sweet! This sauce has the perfect balance of flavours.
  • Incredibly versatile. I love this sauce with dumplings, dim sum, spring rolls, lettuce wraps and more! It is even great drizzled on some rice or noodles.
  • Use it as a marinade! Who says you need to use this sauce as just a sauce? Marinate chicken, beef, and other meats and then grill them or pan fry for an incredibly seasoned meat.

A plate with lettuce wraps and a bowl of sauce.

Ingredients You Need

Years ago some of these ingredients would have been a challenge to find, and you would need to go to an Asian store. But, lately, all these ingredients are often found even in larger supermarkets.

  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Chili oil
  • Sriracha
  • Sugar
  • Green onions

Close up picture of an Asian style dip.

How To Make Asian Dipping Sauce

It is very easy to make this sauce. Measure out the ingredients (except the green onions) and add them to a medium/small sized bowl. Whisk until everything is well combined and the sriracha is dissolved. Add the green onions to the bowl.

Once mixed, this sauce is ready to be served. It can also be sealed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Recipes To Serve With This Sauce!

Here are a few recipes I love to have along with this Asian dipping sauce is

Asian Dipping Sauce

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A sweet and spicy Asian dipping sauce that is perfect for spring rolls (both crispy and cold rice paper spring rolls), lettuce wraps, dumplings and more!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 green onion , sliced (optional)


  • Whisk all ingredients together, except the green onions, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
  • Stir in green onions, if desired, just prior to serving.


Per serving:

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 442mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer

This recipe was originally published in July 2013.


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