Spring Onion and Ginger Dipping Sauce for Dumplings

I don’t know if anyone else finds it hard to get a good dipping sauce for dumplings, but on the occasion that I’ve either made or (more likely) bought dumpings to steam at home – the experience is not complete without a strapping good sauce for dipping. This is a recipe from an Australian chef called Kylie Kwong who makes some of the best Chinese food you’ll never eat and it comes from her cookbook Simple Chinese Cooking – which is probably one of my most-used cookbooks.

With the best Asian food, the perfect balance of flavours is essential for a good time. This sauce can be made more spicy by adding some fresh chilli, and if you like it a little sweeter then simply add a tsp of sugar.

Spring Onion and Ginger Dipping Sauce Recipe

2 1/2 tbs light soy
2 tbs finely diced corriander (roots and stems – and I like to use leaves too)
2 tbs diced ginger
2 tbs finely sliced spring onions
2 tbs kecap manis
2 tbs malt vinegar
1/4 tsp chilli oil
dash of sesame oil


Stick it all in a little bowl and away you go!
Serve with Dumplings and rice and steamed Vegetables

2 thoughts on “Spring Onion and Ginger Dipping Sauce for Dumplings”

  • Well, I am “A” and I feel like if I have to correct you “L”… I just did not only “want to drink the sauce that was left” I actually “drank” all the sauce that was left and could have go for more if I could. That was just DE-LI-CIOUS!
    You are such a great host, a wonderful cook and mum and I always know who to call if I need THE best recipe, THE best tip, and THE best food shop.
    Many thanks, your blog is great, helpful and so funny. All the best.
    …I feel like dumplings now…

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