How To Make a Simple Pot Sticker Sauce

Sauces are an important part of daily mail especially in the region of Asia. Sauces can add to the taste of your dish and how amazing is that you can prepare some these sauces at home without much toil.

Pot sticker sauce is the most common of the lot and is often appeared alongside desi food. The amazing combination of sugar and vinegar can do wonders for you especially when it is combined with ginger. The contrasting taste of this sauce makes it different than the rest and there are so many versions of this sauce out there.

Many Asian restaurants have created their own versions of Pot Sticker Sauce but they all follow the same recipe somehow. The most amazing this about this soup is that you can easily personalise the sauce with some extra additions.

Prep time:  25 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 35 min
Yield: 6 servings
Utensils: Cups, Spoon, Saucepan, Stirrer, Bowls

Soy sauce: 1 cup
Rice wine vinegar: 3/4 cup
Water: 1 1/4 cups
Dark brown sugar: 4 tablespoons
Scallions, minced: 2 medium
Minced garlic cloves: 4 teaspoons
Toasted sesame oil: 2 tablespoons
Hot red pepper flakes: 2 teaspoons


  • 1

    Take the saucepan and add two tablespoons of sesame oil to it. Heat the oil on a medium-high heat and let it heat for a while. When the oil is heated up a little, add scallion and garlic to the pan. Next add some pepper flakes to it. When all these ingredients are added, lower the heat to the medium and stir it up with a stirrer. Let the process continue for 3 to 5 minutes until garlic starts browning.

  • 2

    Now take a step back and turn on the heat to high. Do not forget to keep on stirring the sauce. Add a small amount of vinegar to the saucepan and let it bring to a boil.

  • 3

    Wait for few minutes after adding the vinegar and then add the dark brown sugar to the pan. Do not forget to stir the mixture and keep on stirring until the sugar is completely resolved.

  • 4

    After the sugar is resolved, lower to heat to medium low and cook it for 10 more minutes. Keep on stirring the sauce often.

  • 5

    Now, let the sauce cool down a little that will even make it a little thicker. The above mentioned ingredients are enough to make 3 large bowls. The sauce can be refrigerated in an air-tight container. Serve and enjoy.

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