Monday, June 6, 2016

The Best Asian Dipping Sauce You'll Ever Taste

I predict this recipe for Asian dipping sauce will become a favorite of yours.  It is my go-to dipping sauce whenever we enjoy sushi or Chinese dumplings at our house.  If you are reading this post, you are most likely a sushi fan and if you are not, perhaps I can convince you to try it.

I know there are many people who either don't like or haven't tried sushi.  For the longest time, I was unwilling to try sushi myself.  The thought of eating anything containing raw fish was unthinkable.  That was until Hubby and I were vacationing at an Asian-themed hotel about ten years ago.  This hotel had a sushi restaurant that looked amazing.  We decided to try sushi and we're happy we did.

An Asian Dipping Sauce for Sushi and Dumplings

Use Asian dipping sauce with sushi.
Sushi and Asian Dipping Sauce

We made sure to tell our server that we had never had sushi before and she helped us to choose a varied selection of sushi that she thought we would like.  It didn't take long for us to become adept at using chopsticks and we enjoyed the additional flavor from the wasabi, pickled ginger and dipping sauce.  We are now sushi fans and will often have it at home.

This dipping sauce is my personal Asian dipping sauce creation.  Use it for sushi or Chinese dumplings.  I know you'll love it!

Chinese Dumplings
Chinese Dumplings

Asian Dipping Sauce
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  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Sliced scallion for garnish

At least one hour before serving, mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.  Set aside on your counter to let the flavors combine.  Serve with your favorite sushi or Chinese dumplings.

You can easily make more or less of this Asian dipping sauce by remembering the 3-2-1 ratio of ingredients.  It is three parts soy sauce, two parts rice wine vinegar and one part sesame oil.  Then add as much ginger as you like.

Since that introduction to sushi several years ago, we have enjoyed sushi at home and in restaurants many times.  One of the things I love about sushi restaurants is the care taken in the presentation of the sushi.  So much pride is taken in plating sushi.  It is a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth!

When serving both sushi and Chinese dumplings at home I try to put as much care into my presentation as is done in a restaurant.  That's half the fun of the sushi experience.  This dipping sauce helps to make having sushi at home a treat.  I hope you'll love it!

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  1. I love the addition of fresh ginger to the sauce. Fresh ginger goes well in so many things. The dumplings look good but I don't go much for sushi.
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