Spicy Asian Style Dipping Sauce

Ingredients For Asian Style Spicy Dipping Sauce

I first made this sauce a few years ago when some friends & I had a dumpling party. I realised I hadn’t ever gotten around to blogging it in any kind of detail*.


*Detail being kind of a vague term for someone like me who makes up cooking as they go along.


Spicy Asian Style Dipping Sauce


Spicy Asian Style Dipping Sauce


You only need three ingredients for this:

  • Hot Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil


These are the ones that I had on hand, but obviously you can make it with whichever brands you prefer.


Ingredients For Asian Style Spicy Dipping Sauce


Grab a bowl and something to mix it with. I start with the hot sauce first, drip in some sesame oil, then top it up with some soy sauce. I literally do not measure these, so I can’t help you with that.


I’m a great food blogger. *Insert laughing/crying emoticon here*


As you can see in the photo below, the mix of ingredients don’t mix perfectly, which I think is mostly the sesame oil. Just keep stirring it and it gets better.


Mixing Asian Style Spicy Dipping Sauce


If I had to estimate quantities, I would guess 2-3 tablespoons of hot sauce, a teaspoon of sesame oil and 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce. It literally is a guess though, because I just pour straight into the bowl and mix.


The best part about this is that you don’t need much as a little goes very far. But, if you need to make more, just add more like I did last time:


Adding More Sauce To Asian Style Spicy Dipping Sauce


And, if you’re not a spicy fan, you can dial down the amount of hot sauce. Probably even replace some of it with tomato or BBQ sauce, but I haven’t tried that.


Do you have any easy to make sauces?


12 Replies to “Spicy Asian Style Dipping Sauce”

  1. This sounds yum! Fountain does a sauce called spicy red sauce which is more tangy than spicy, I wonder if it would work in this. I’m pretty unimaginative when it comes to cooking. I generally stick to the recipes.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It sounds like it would work as a substitute pretty well.

  2. I haven’t made a ‘hot’ sauce like that as I can’t really eat them. However, I am a ‘bit of this, add a bit of that, taste and see,then add some more’ sauce maker! This weekend I am going to make a marinade for some chicken skewers and I need to delve into my memory bank as it’s been a few years… Ingredients include mayo, chutney, barbecue sauce, soy sauce and lemon juice but don’t ask me quantities either! Cheers, Denyse #teamIBOT

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I think adding and tasting is the best way to cook! That sounds like a great marinade for BBQing…I can almost smell it 🙂

  3. It’s 11pm and you have just given me the worst craving for hot spring rolls.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      You’re welcome 🙂

  4. There’s no such thing as too much hot sauce!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      At least, no such thing so long as you have some milk to counteract it!

  5. Yum! I really should make my own sauces and dressings more often! It’s really quite easy isn’t it! Xx

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      So easy and a great way of dressing up a basic meal.

  6. This sounds so simple and yummy, I reckon even I could make it.

    I’ve been craving dumplings lately…got any recipes for those?

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’ve only ever made them using this recipe of Lisa’s: http://lisabartoncollins.com/pot-stickers/

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