Vinegar-Scallion Dipping Sauce

This all-purpose dipping sauce goes exceptionally well with dumplings, bao, spring rolls, and scallion pancakes. The combination of black vinegar, soy sauce, and scallion showcases a salty-pungent-fresh taste profile that is distinctly Chinese.

Chinese dumpling dipping sauce

Black Vinegar and Scallion Dipping Sauce

This easy to make dipping sauce is a perfect accompaniment to most fried and steamed appetizers or hand foods, especially Chinese dumplings. It can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for around a month.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Chinese, Northern China
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Food Processor or blender
  • Air tight container or jar with lid


  • 3 stalk Scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or chinkiang vinegar
  • tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chili oil with crispy flakes
  • tbsp Vegetable oil
  • tbsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ground black pepper


  • Make Dipping Sauce – Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until combined but not completely smooth. Pour into a sealed container and store until ready to use. Shake before using.


Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2186mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

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