Restaurant Style Asian Dipping Sauces

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I tend to have week or two week long cravings when it comes to certain types of foods. Normally it's Mexican and anything Asian. Over the last few weeks, I've been on an egg roll kick. It started off as super random, but with Chinese New Year coming up on February 19th, it felt fitting. I used to think that you had to go to an Asian restaurant to get authentic food, but I've since learned that it's very attainable at home. Tai Pei? provides authentic restaurant quality Asian appetizers that are incredible!

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tai Pei ? Egg Rolls and homemade authentic Asian dipping sauces. #ad #CollectiveBias #NewYearFortune

I've always wanted to make my own Asian food. I'm all about take out, but it's so nice to know you can make amazing Asian food at home too. And the best part is now that I have the bases to these amazing sauces, I have access to a lot of ingredients for Asian cooking.

Tablescape for Chinese New Year party. This year, I have been trying to decorate throughout the year, without waiting just until Christmas rolls around to decorate. It's so fun celebrating the traditional holidays like Valentine's Day but I also love getting to experience other cultures through celebrating their holidays and traditions.

Chinese New Year tablescape and party idea

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, I created a little eggroll and dip party for us complete with paper lanterns and DIY paper fortune cookies as well as some amazing sauces! Having never taken the time to celebrate the holiday, it was really fun to decorate everything and then dig into the food! It's easy to think that restaurant quality food is too difficult to make at home, but with the right ingredients it can be really simple.

Authentic dipping sauces for Chinese New Year party appetizersChinese New Year is all about celebrating good fortune in the year to come. It's celebrated through traditions like red envelopes and feasting on traditional appetizers like egg rolls. These Tai Pei? egg rolls and spring rolls are packed with flavor and really do taste like they came from a restaurant, not from your freezer! There is a sauce that comes within the package, but I had to try making my own and I'm so glad I did! They have a variety of egg and spring rolls, we chose the mini spicy chicken egg rolls and mini chicken spring rolls.

Authentic dipping sauces for Chinese New Year party appetizers

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tai Pei ? Egg Rolls and homemade authentic Asian dipping sauces.

Restaurant Style Asian Dipping Sauces

These sauces provides authentic restaurant quality Asian appetizers that are incredible!
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

Apricot Sweet & Sour

  • ½ cup ? Apricot preserves
  • 1 TB ? Soy sauce
  • 1 TB ? Rice vinegar
  • 1 TB ? Fresh cilantro chopped

Soy Chile Sauce

  • ¼ cup ? Soy sauce
  • 2 TB ? Chile paste -or- chile garlic paste
  • 1 TB ? Green onions chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoon ? Honey

Instructions

Apricot Sweet & Sour

  • Stir to combine preserves, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Stir in cilantro. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes to thicken slightly.

Soy Chile Sauce

  • Mix together all ingredients

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These appetizers are easily found at your local Walmart. You can also check your local papers for a coupon on 2/8! Visit Tai Pei? on Pinterest,Twitter and Facebook. There is a Chinese New Year app on the Tai Pei? Facebook page and The Red Envelope tab will include a coupon and will run until coupons run out!

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Authentic dipping sauces for Chinese New Year party appetizers.

 How do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Have you ever made your own Chinese food?

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37 Comments

  1. YUM!!! I love making chinese food with my Mom or my friend Heidi! It's sooo good!

    Which section did you find the chile paste in?

    1. In the Asian food aisle, you may not be able to find actual chile paste, mine looked like sweet and sour sauce but was labeled chile sauce!

  2. Oh my yum! We are having an appetizer party tomorrow night and are scrambling for some last minute ideas. This may be our best option!

  3. Such beautiful photos! Makes me hungry just looking at them :). I love making my own stir-fry and such. I have also noticed that there are a couple good frozen versions when you are dying for some asap. Thank you for awesome sauces!

    1. Stir fry is so good! And so easy to make at home. When we had these egg rolls I also made homemade chow mein which was so easy!

  4. Those dipping sauces sound so delicious, I may end up on an egg roll kick of my own! Especially if it's as easy to make at home as the Tai Pei ones are. I think I'm in trouble! #client

  5. Funny I should read this, I have some Asian inspired pot stickers in the oven as I type this! These sauces look incredible. Wish I had read this when I was at the grocery story--next time.

  6. I've been on such an Asian kick lately, so your timing is perfect! Like I asked Dan for Chinese for dinner on Friday, and hibachi for lunch on Sunday... Yesterday I stocked up on different frozen Asian foods (alas, the first one I tried wasn't good). And I'm getting friends together for Indian. So. Yeah. Lots of cravings that won't go away.

    I'll definitely have to try Tai Pei brand frozen food! And then make them fancy with your sauce recipes!

    1. I LOVE that. That's exactly what I do with my cravings, I'm basically like as long as I'm not eating the exact same meal it's totally okay to have Asian three days in a row 😉

  7. These look so incredible, and I loved your corresponding post on My Crafty Spot! You're so talented, girl!! I am going to have to try these ASAP!

  8. I *so* needed these recipes last night with our lettuce wraps! Thanks so much for the recipes, Madison!
    ~ Ashley

  9. Chinese sounds good for lunch, now, lol. Also, I think we've talked about this before, but I love cooking asian at home, so I'll definitely be coming back to this post! 🙂

  10. I just love how you styled these pictures, Madison! It makes me want to make homemade chinese food right now! And where did you get those spoons? We have been looking for some!

    1. Thank you! I had SO much fun. The most fun styling a shoot I've ever had 🙂 And they're from Pier 1! Aren't they perfect?!