Seafood Ginger Dipping Sauce

Dumpling with Ginger Dipping Sauce


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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins

This ginger sauce is very commonly used in Chinese cuisine, especially for dipping “xiaolongbao” (小籠包) or dumplings. The main ingredients for this kind of ginger sauce are julienned fresh ginger and black vinegar. But you can use red vinegar or rice vinegar instead. If you like soy sauce, you can add this for some extra salty flavor.


  • 2 slices fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon black vinegar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix everything together and leave it for 30 minutes before using.

  3. Use to dip your Xiaolongbao or other seafood appetizers.

What Is Xiaolongbao?

Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun from the southern China regions. It is usually associated with the Shanghai and Wuxi areas. Because Xiaolongbao is traditionally prepared in small bamboo steamers, “Xiaolong” means small bamboo steamer. That’s why it got the name “Xiaolongbao”. Xiaolongbao is also a common breakfast in Taiwan.

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