Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces are sweet, spicy and savory. 3 classic flavors come together that showcase authentic Asian flavors for spring and egg rolls.

Sweet savory and peanut sauces in white bowls

I would say that spring/egg rolls are the most popular Asian appetizer choice. The sauces that you serve with them are just as important as the rolls themselves and why should be only be limited to only one sauce? Have 3!

So versatile, these sauces pair well with dumplings, potstickers and Japanese gyoza. Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces

Perfect for entertaining and small gatherings, these sauces will dress up any dishes. Entertaining for a crowd or even a small get together shouldn’t have you stressed or a slave to the kitchen.

Lined up in white bowls surrounded by egg rolls

A way that I like to cut corners is taking something already made and adding a simple homemade element to the dish. This quick appetizer is perfect if you have surprise guests coming over and can be ready in under 30 minutes, including the homemade sauces. All you need is your favorite spring rolls.

Vietnamese shrimp roll being dipping into soy sauce
Serving suggestion

I recently made Vietnamese Summer Shrimp Vegetable Rolls (< click text for recipe) that pair well with all of these sauces. These rolls are an easy, no-cook option that I love to make in the warmer weather.

The trio of sauces are, honey sesame, spicy soy and savory peanut. All very different and all hitting different parts of your tongue packed with  Umami (pleasant taste). I cut the rolls into ‘sushi-like’ pieces so guests can taste the sauces in 1 or 2 bites.

Diagonally placed bowls with edamame and spring rolls

Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces preparation tip

What I like about the sauces is they can be adapted to taste. If you find that any of the recipes don’t work for your palette, you can adjust the amount of soy for the salt levels, adjust the amount of honey for sweetness and add more chili sauce for spiciness.

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Yield: 4

Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces

Asian sauces in white bowls in a diagonal line with egg rolls

Sweet, spicy and savory. 3 classic flavors come together in this trio of Asian dipping sauces that showcase authentic Asian flavors for spring and egg rolls.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • HONEY SESAME SAUCE
  • 1/2 cup (68 grams) honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (34 grams) soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • SPICY SOY SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup (34 grams) soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce, more or less depending how spicy you like
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Chopped green onions for garnish
  • SAVORY PEANUT SAUCE
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3/4 cup (102 grams) peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (34 grams) soy sauce
  • Water
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. HONEY SESAME SAUCE
  2. To a small mixing bowl add the honey, sesame oil and vinegar and soy sauce.
  3. Whisk until combined.
  4. Pour into serving bowl and top with ginger and sesame seeds.
  5. SPICY SOY SAUCE
  6. To a small mixing bowl, add the soy sauce, chili sauce and honey.
  7. Whisk until combined.
  8. Pour into serving bowl and top with green onions and sesame seeds.
  9. SAVORY PEANUT SAUCE
  10. To a small mixing bowl add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon water, you may need more depending on how thick your peanut butter is. Whisk until smooth.
  11. Pour into serving bowl and top with chopped peanuts.

Notes

 

 

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 465Saturated Fat 5gSodium 2751mgCarbohydrates 50gProtein 17g