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Family Dumpling Sauce

August 14, 2012
Author Notes

This is a versatile soy based sauce that my family uses for steamed and fried dumplings. Homemade dumplings were a Sunday tradition in my family growing up. I was the sauce guy, and over many years tweaking the recipe, I bring to you the basic formula. Our family prefers a "chunkier" sauce, more like a salsa. And in order to get the flavors right, you MUST let it stay put for many hours. The flavors marry and mature quite dramatically. Enjoy! —chairmanhu

  • Makes 2 cups
  • 1 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
In This Recipe
  1. Combine all ingredients and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 8 hours before using.
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