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
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
50 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 204mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 tablespoons 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.