Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces
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. Make them ahead and bring to room temperature when you need them. So versatile, these sauces pair well with dumplings, potstickers and Japanese gyoza.
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!
Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces for Entertaining
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.
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.
Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces 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.
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.
More Asian Recipes:
- Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
- Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Sandwiches with Pickled Carrot Slaw
- Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe
If you’ve made these Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces any other recipe leave a comment below, I love to hear from my readers!
47 Comments on “Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces”
how do you recommend serving the sauces? I have 12 people coming for appetizers so we are not all going to stand around the table to dip . The thicker sauce can be spooned over the appetizer, but the thinner sauces really need a bowl or cup to dip into. What would be the way to allow people to dip who will be sitting with their plates on their laps?
This is a tricky one. The only thing I can think of is buying a set of small dipping bowls and placing them on the plate for the thinner sauce. I hope this helps.
I’ve made the trio of sauces for 2 Thai dinner parties and received really great comments for all three of them. I would definitely recommend as they cater for everybody’s palate. Very easy recipes to follow but they taste amazing 👍. Perfect accompaniment for Dim Sums and more.
Thank you so much for the great feedback, it is much appreciated.
In the Spicy Soy dipping sauce I only have sweet chilli sauce – would this work if I used it as opposed to just chilli sauce? Thanks
Sweet chili sauce will work, it will just make it sweet. I hope this helps and enjoy.
These were so easy to make and all delicious. I served them with your Vietnamese rolls which were also so easy and good.
Two recipes in one, I like it. Thank you for the feedback.
I’ve done very little Asian cooking. What type of Chili sauce are you using? There are so many out there! ThankYou11
My favorite is sambal oelek, sriracha is also a delicious option. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions.
“These are really nothing and it is obvious the people making glorified comments have not travelled.”
LOL. Travelled = Self-righteous barf. Dood justifies life though food. Stupid on stilts.
The sauces are legit and we’re enjoying all of them with spring rolls today. Thanks for the help.
I’m so happy you’re enjoying the sauces, thank you for the great comment 🙂
I travel a lot and while I enjoy the authentic foods, I also enjoy the americanized versions. It is all about experiences and enjoying the tastes!!
I made the peanut sauce as a dip for your lemongrass chicken skewers. Such a delicious combination and kids have already requested I make it again.
What a delicious idea, I’ll have to give this a try.
The Savoury Peanut Sauce was the perfect accompaniment for homemade spring rolls (egg rolls). Great flavour, really straightforward to make, and we all scraped the sauce bowls clean! I appreciate the fact that there aren’t many ingredients but you still get a good flavour profile. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so happy you enjoyed the sauce. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.
Inasmuch as these sauces apparently aren’t Michelin 5 star for the finest restaurants in Asia (as troll reviewer noted), my family sure does love them, and I love the simplicity and flavors. Of course, we also love pizza even if it isn’t flown in fresh from Naples, Italy. Who knew? Seriously delish sauces with roasted tofu and veggies.
Yes, unfortunately some people do have too much to say. I’m just trying to bring good recipes to the everyday home cook. Thank you so much for the feedback.
In Thailand, where I live six months of every year, and other Asian countries where I work and travel, there are hundreds of sauces both simple and complex. These are really nothing and it is obvious the people making glorified comments have not travelled. It is impossible to compare dips and sauces from a restaurant to what is produced in the country of origin. Sad but true.
ènuf sed. plamuk aka travellingchef
I’m sorry you felt the need to leave this comment. True, not everyone is fortunate enough to have traveled and/or worked in the food business in the east. I don’t claim that these sauces are from any particular country or region, just simple sauces with few ingredients that any western housewife or husband can recreate in their home. If one of the sauces was enjoyed by my reader and brought them memories of a delicious sauce they had in a restaurant, then I have done my job.
What an incredibly pretentious thing for you to have felt the need to say.
What an arrogant jerk!!
I just made the Honey Sesame and the Spicy Soy sipping sauces. OH MY LORDIE, these are delicious!! Our favorite Thai restaurant went out of business, so I’ve been scouring the internet trying recipes to meet our craving for Thai food. Thank you!!! These sauces “hit the spot”!
This is wonderful to hear, thank you so much for leaving the great feedback.
We tried all 3 dipping sauces tonight – so good! You said they store well in the fridge. How long do they last? Thank you for the great recipes. They are keepers
I’m so glad you liked them. They do store well in sealed containers, refrigerated for up to 5 days. If you find the peanut sauce is too thick, just add a little warm water to loosen it up.
These are fantastic. I have made him several times. I even keep them for the next day and just put a little water over the rice wrapper comes back to New
Thank you Leta, I love to hear this. Thank you for the great leftover tip too 🙂
I’m looking for serving dishes for dips, yours are great! Where from? These are my go to sauces for homemade wontons, I make a hundred or so once a month to add in soups or for appetizers.
I purchased these bowls from Cost Plus World Market, but it has been over 2 years since and I’m not sure if they still have them. I’m so happy that you like and enjoy recipe.
I followed your instructions for the peanut sauce and it separated when I added the ½ tsp of hot water. What went wrong? It was way too thick to be a sauce. It came out to a paste.
Hi Nicole, I’m sorry this happened to you. It is due to the fat in the peanut butter that it separated. You could try whisk the sauce as your adding the water, make sure you are adding it very slowly because it can happen if the sauce gets warm too quickly.
Forgot the sweet and sour sauce, no ingredients in the house, so tried the spicy soy. My husband’s new fav!!!!! Thanks for the easy fix!
Thank YOU Kat for stopping by and sharing your good experience.
My mother and I decided to make a chicken stirfry and some homemade chicken eggrolls, but as we were rolling them up, we realized we bought everything EXCEPT the dipping sauces. A quick google search later and I found these recipes, and they were so simple we had to try them. I made the honey sesame and the spicy soy, and they were a big hit with my family! I wanted to make the peanut one, but we didn’t have any housin sauce, so I can’t speak for that one, but the other two? BIG thumbs up from my family!!!
This is great Chanel! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
These sauces are so good
We had a taste test of all three sauces and liked the Honey Sesame sauce the best. Thanks for some tasty variations!
That’s my favorite too. Thank you for the feedback Jennifer 🙂
The Savory Peanut sauce is definitely my favorite of the three, Love Tei Pei’s mini Spring rolls too.
These dipping sauces sound amazing! Looking forward to giving them a try!
I can’t wait to try your sauces! They all look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning! Hope to see you again tomorrow night!
All of the sauces sound fantastic – definitely have to try the Honey Sesame! Thank you for sharing!!
So as you know, after my “sneak peak” photo from you of this luscious food, I IMMEDIATELY went out and bought a box of egg rolls. I got the chicken ones, loved ’em. Did you have a preference, chicken vs. vegetable egg rolls? And your sweet dipping sauce was delish, I wanted to just drink the bowl full!
These spring and egg rolls look so crispy and delicious! Love the homemade sauces, definitely trying the savory peanut one!
Thank you Mira, the peanut is my favorite too 🙂