My Simple Sushi Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Sushi Soy Dipping Sauce

Personally, this is my favorite sushi soy dipping sauce recipe because it’s simple and doesn’t drown out the flavor of your sushi. It only takes a minute or two to whip up.

And almost everyone likes the taste of soy sauce with their sushi. And this 3 ingredient recipe is based on soy sauce with some rice vinegar and sesame oil.

Other sauces like eel sauce are just too thick and heavy. But if you need to have it, here are the best places to buy eel sauce.

And if this recipe is too basic for you, you can always add a few things if it isn’t tasty enough for you like mirin or wasabi.

Just be careful and don’t over use the sesame oil. Sesame oil has a heavy flavor, so using too much will drown out the rest of the sauce.

Whenever I make sushi at home for guests, depending on how spicy they like their food, I like to add both chili flakes and some cut up spring onions to kick things up a notch.

The scallions are really just for presentation, but the chili flakes really add the heat. Wasabi can be used instead of chili flakes if you have it, but again, this will change the flavor although some people feel it’s a more authentic flavor than using chili flakes.

This recipe should be enough for 8 sushi rolls. So adjust according to your needs.

Sushi Soy Dipping Sauce

Sushi Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe

This quick and easy sushi dipping sauce recipe can be altered in many ways in order to get the exact taste you're looking for.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 3 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese
Servings 5


  • Small Ramakin


  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil Optional


  • In a small bowl combine your soy sauce, rice vinegar, scallion, and sesame oil, and stir until combined.
Keyword Sushi Dipping Sauce, Sushi Soy Dipping Sauce