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The Best Dipping Sauces for Dumplings

Here at Patty Chen’s Dumpling School, we are quite literally all about dumplings. If we’re not making them ourselves, we are teaching our students how to make delicious Taiwanese-American dumplings. While they are great on their own, it’s ubiquitous to pair dumplings with a sauce for a delicious experience. In today’s blog, will be taking a closer look at the most beloved and popular dumpling sauces, including some you may have heard of, and some new ones that you might want to give a try! If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more, or, to join any of our fun-filled dumpling classes and events, book through our website or call Patty Chen’s Dumpling School at (617) 901-5159.

Soy Sauce – Of Course!

In most cases, Asian-inspired dumplings are filled with savory ingredients such as pork, ginger, and shrimp, and few dipping sauces tend to complement these ingredients as well as soy sauce. Soy sauce is without a doubt the most popular sauce here in America, as it is readily available at most Asian-inspired eateries across the nation. The distinct salty flavor of soy sauce makes it a great companion to savory dumplings.

Black Vinegar & Soy Sauce

Both chefs and home cooks have combined the great tastes of black vinegar and soy sauce to create a unique dipping sauce that is both renowned and beloved across the world. Chefs have also added the likes of ginger and scallions to amplify the great taste of this sauce.

Chili Oil

Chili oil is often used in Asian cooking for its spicy properties; which makes it a great contender for a dumpling dipping sauce, particularly when you are enjoying savory dumplings. Like soy sauce, chili oil is readily available at both markets and restaurants across the nation, however, it is both relatively easy and fun to make at home! When you make it at home, you have the ability to experiment and add other flavors to it, such as ginger and even garlic.

Experience a Class with us at Patty Chen’s Dumpling School!

Patty Chen’s Dumpling School is located in Cambridge, MA, where we host public dumpling classes on a regular basis. Our dumpling classes are fun, educational, culturally enriching, and a memorable experience for you, friends, and family. We also travel around the greater Boston area for your very own private event! See our class schedule or learn more about a private event with The Dumpling School by calling us at (617) 901-5159 or by submitting your information to us via email.

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