Korean Spicy Dipping Sauce

Dipping a shrimp in spicy Korean dipping sauce
Spicy Korean dipping sauce paired with shrimp.

Rachata Teyparsit/EyeEm

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
26 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 624mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*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 spicy dipping sauce is a tasty accompaniment to Korean dumplings, scallion pancakes, mung bean pancakes, or tempura. A twist on the basic soy sauce and vinegar version, it adds a lot or a little spice to your meal.

Have it on hand by making it in large batches and storing it in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili pepper flakes (kochukaru), or cayenne pepper or Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients

  2. Add all ingredients in a medium bowl.

  3. Mix well.