Potstickers are the perfect finger food: they’re small, fun to eat, and come in all kinds of flavors. But what do you serve with potstickers?
If you’ve ever been put in a situation where you didn’t know what to pair your potstickers with, we’ve got a few suggestions for you.
Have you ever gone to a potsticker party?
It’s one of the most entertaining, inexpensive, and stress-free ways to get together with friends and family.
Everyone brings their favorite potstickers, and everyone gets to try each other’s food.
It’s also a nice way to try new flavors and discover new food combinations.
And now, you’re thinking about what to serve with potstickers.
They are so appetizing, but they’re also small and delicate.
And yet, you want to choose something that complements rather than overwhelms their tender flavor.
So, what should you eat with them?
Well, we’ve got 17 ideas for dishes that go well with potstickers—and they’re all easy enough to make in advance so you can focus on the important part: having fun while eating them!
From Egg Drop Soup to Fresh Spring Rolls to Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad, there’s something for everyone to choose from.
But prepare your taste buds for #16, the taste is so unique that it might blow you away.
Are you ready?
Let’s get started!
Egg Drop Soup is a savory, comforting, and simple soup that is perfect for the fall season.
Also, its flavor is subtle yet rich.
It’s not too heavy or salty, but it still has some depth of flavor that makes it feel like you’re eating something special.
The eggs simply add a creamy texture that complements the broth flawlessly.
It pairs well with potstickers or egg rolls if you want something crunchy on top!
If you’re looking for a crunchy, tangy, and savory salad to serve alongside your potstickers, then you’ve come to the right place.
This Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw is a nice blend of sweet, sour, and salty flavors that will make you want to go back for more.
It’s got just the right amount of vinegar to balance out the honey in the dressing without being too acidic.
And this recipe has just enough oil to give it a little bit of richness without making it feel heavy on your stomach.
Try serving it with potstickers because they’re such a hit-the-spot snack.
Chicken Noodle Soup is exactly what it sounds like: a chicken-flavored broth with noodles and chicken meat.
It’s also incredibly versatile, as you can add just about anything to it to make it your own, and it’s perfect for serving with potstickers.
Plus, the broth is the first thing that hits your tongue when you take a sip of Chicken Noodle Soup.
And it’s incredibly mild, but it does have a slightly sweet taste that pairs well with the savory flavor of the chicken meat.
This stir-fried dish is a great way to use up any vegetables you have in the house, but it’s also great for anyone who wants a hearty and flavorful meal that’s easy to whip up.
You can use any vegetable you like carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers—or even mix and match!
The options are endless.
Vegetable Stir Fry also has a light, sweet taste that will leave your mouth watering.
And it goes well with potstickers or any other Asian-inspired dishes.
Besides, this is a great recipe for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking too much but still want something tasty!
Fresh Spring Rolls are the perfect snack—or even a full meal.
They’re light and refreshing, with the right amount of crunch and salty flavor to satisfy you without weighing you down.
All you need is some rice paper (you can find it in any grocery store), and then you just fill it up with vegetables, meat, or tofu and wrap it up tight.
You can even use this recipe for potstickers as an accompaniment, as they go together like peas and carrots!
The first time we tried Coconut Curry Sauce, we were blown away by how creamy and delicious it was.
It’s a rich brown color that’s awesome for dipping potstickers.
And it’s also great for anyone who loves curry or coconut milk.
The sauce has hints of both flavors, with a distinct curry taste on the front end and a touch of coconut in the back.
However, it’s not too spicy—just enough to give you some heat without overpowering the other flavors in your dish.
So, you’ve mastered the art of fried rice.
You can make a mean bowl, but the question is: can you make it better?
Of course, yes!
And we’ve got just the thing!
Easy Fried Rice is a flavor-packed alternative to traditional fried rice.
With its bold and relishing taste, Easy Fried Rice will have your mouth watering in no time!
It’s also an excellent way to round out any meal, especially if you’re a fan of potstickers.
Sesame Ginger Noodle is a nice balance of fresh and spicy.
It’s a little sweet, too—but not too much!
The sesame oil adds just the right amount of nutty flavor, while the ginger gives it just the right
amount of kick.
We love to serve Sesame Ginger Noodle with potstickers because they balance out each other perfectly.
Those little pockets of tender meat wrapped in doughy goodness work so well with these noodles!
Sauteed Mushrooms taste like an earthy symphony of mushrooms.
The rich, deep flavor of the mushroom itself is accented by the aroma of garlic, parsley, and butter.
The mushrooms are also soft and flavorful on their own, but they’re even more delightful when
paired with potstickers or other foods that are similarly rich in flavor.
Plus, the flavor of Sauteed Mushrooms is best enjoyed as a side dish to whatever else you’re eating.
And they can be enjoyed all on their own as a tasty snack.
But they’re usually eaten alongside other foods to bring out their full potential as a tasteful addition to any meal.
We love to eat Spicy Chinese Sichuan Green Beans with potstickers.
It’s a great combination, and we think it’s probably because the taste of both foods is similar: salty, savory, and spicy.
The green beans are like little pieces of mouthwatering bites on earth.
They’re crispy, salty, spicy, and so satisfying.
Then, the potstickers are soft and doughy—just like what you want when eating Chinese food.
And when you put them together, it’s flavor explosions in your mouth.
You get all the best parts of each dish at once: the saltiness from the green beans, the soft doughiness from the potstickers, and it’s just perfect!
If you’re into Thai food, you’ll love this soup.
It’s rich, creamy, and packed with the flavors of Thailand.
And although the soup is a bit salty (like many Asian soups), it strikes a nice balance between sweet
and savory flavors that make it an excellent match for potstickers or any other kind of dumpling you might have on hand.
The Thai Coconut Soup is also made from coconut milk, which gives it its rich texture and flavor.
Then, lemongrass adds a bright, citrusy flavor that complements the coconut milk and has just
enough spice to keep things interesting.
And the fish sauce is salty and umami-packed, giving the soup enough punch to balance out all that sweet milky taste.
12. Tonkotsu Ramen
The best way to describe Tonkotsu Ramen is by saying that it has a vibrant and savory flavor but is not so heavy that you feel like you’re going to pass out when you eat it.
It’s the perfect balance between saltiness and creaminess, so even if you’re not a fan of either one of
those things, Tonkotsu Ramen will make them sing together in harmony.
And like all good pairings, Tonkotsu Ramen goes well with potstickers.
The crispiness of the dumpling pairs delightfully with the smoothness of the broth, and together, they create an amazing blend of flavors for your taste buds.
This salad is the epitome of fall.
It is a burst of flavors and textures with a hint of Asian flare.
It also tastes rich, earthy, and slightly sweet—the ideal combination for a salad that can be eaten
with potstickers (or anything else) on top of it.
The arugula provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the roasted butternut squash.
And it has just enough bite to cut through the smoothness of the vegetable, but not so much that it overwhelms it.
Plus, the dressing is simple.
It’s not going to knock your socks off—it’s just meant to complement the flavors in this dish rather than overpower them.
Japanese Mochi Ice Cream is a little different from your average ice cream.
The texture is more like soft-serve than ice cream—you’ll get a little bit of chewiness from the mochi, which is wrapped around a stick of ice cream.
It’s also got a unique flavor profile that’s quite hard to explain.
It’s light and creamy but also slightly nutty and sweet.
We love serving this with potstickers (we recommend shrimp or vegetables) because they add a nice crunchy texture that contrasts nicely with the soft consistency of the ice cream.
Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad is another great dish to have with potstickers.
This salad is tangy, citrusy, and just the right tang to make your tongue tingle.
The cilantro gives it an earthy flavor that pairs well with the lime, while the cayenne adds just
enough heat to keep you on your toes.
It’s also got a lot of texture—you get crunchy bits from the corn and tomatoes and tender bites
from the pasta.
It’s almost like having two dishes in one!
The tenderloin, a cut of meat that is lean and has very little fat, can be tough and dry when cooked.
But this recipe for Sauteed Pork Tenderloin with Prunes fixes that!
And it’s the scent of the sauce that will get you first.
It’s a sweet, tangy smell that makes you think of autumn when the leaves fall off the trees, and there is a chill in the air.
Also, the tenderloin itself is succulent and flavorful, with just enough tenderness and juice to give it an extra bit of umami without making it too greasy.
Then, the prunes add a nice texture contrast—they’re soft in your mouth but still firm enough to hold onto their shape.
We recommend eating this with some potstickers or dumplings for an extra burst of flavor.
Go ahead and pile it on; a little goes a long way with this dish!
Can you imagine the flavors of a mouthwatering seafood dish and a savory vegetable medley combined with the crunch of fried potstickers?
Well, we can’t either.
BUT IT’S REAL.
Shrimp and Vegetable Skillet is a simple dish suitable for any time of day—breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
It mixes shrimp and vegetables in a savory sauce with a bit of heat.
The vegetables are stir-fried in a skillet until they’re tender, and the marinated shrimp are tossed afterward.
Then everything is combined to make one scrumptious meal!
This meal is best served with potstickers on the side so that you can enjoy all three flavors in one bite!
The bottom line
Potstickers are essentially a wrapper for whatever you put inside of them.
Because of this, they have the creative ability to marry various flavors and textures.
But what’s better than that?
Whether you’re looking to enhance a savory flavor or add even more pizzazz with a dessert, countless
dishes and sides can complement your potstickers.
Will you pair them with noodles?
Perhaps a rich and luscious coconut curry sauce?
Or do you want to savor your potstickers by pairing them with something milder?
There’s no right or wrong way to serve potstickers.
The key is finding the combinations that mesh together in perfect harmony.
- Egg Drop Soup
- Oil & Vinegar Coleslaw
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Vegetable Stir Fry
- Fresh Spring Rolls
- Coconut Curry Sauce
- Easy Fried Rice
- Sesame Ginger Noodles
- Sauteed Button Mushrooms
- Sichuan Green Beans
- Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)
- Tonkotsu Ramen
- Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad
- Japanese Mochi Ice Cream
- Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad
- Sauteed Pork Tenderloin With Prunes
- Shrimp & Vegetable Skillet
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