What to Serve with Potstickers: 22 Luscious Sides!


Quick Answer: What to serve with Potstickers?

The most luscious side dishes to serve with Potstickers are- Fried Rice, Vegetable Stir-fry, Hot and Sour Soup, Fried Green Beans, Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Chicken Salad, Thai Coconut Soup, Chinese Asian Coleslaw, Spring Rolls, Egg Drop Soup, Asian Chicken Noodle Soup, Char Siu Roasted Eggplant, Sesame Balls, Potsticker Rice Noodle Bowl, Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic and Lemon, Sesame Ginger Noodles, Asian Cucumber Salad, Scallion Pancakes, Sautéed Button Mushrooms, Ube, Kimchi and Mochi.

Wondering what to serve with Potstickers and make your ultimate Asian feast stand out? Don’t sweat it.

We have got you covered with a whole lot of options!

In this post, we are going to talk about the most luscious and complementing side dishes that you can pair with this crowd-pleasing appetizer and turn your meal into an unforgettable one.

I have personally tried my hand at these recipes and together with their harmony of complementing flavors and interesting textures; they are sure to leave your bellies nothing but satisfied.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Fried Rice

Total calories (per 100 gm)-163
Total preparation time- 20 min

Fried Rice has been an Asian staple since time immemorial.

Downright the best way to flank a dish, the recipe is absolutely quick and delicious.

The only basic things you need to throw this side together are- heat, rice and oil.

Rest you can include minced garlic, egg, soy sauce, ginger, veggies and meat.

Want to notch things a bit? Try tossing in some Kimchi or finely diced pineapple for a twist to the classic recipe.

Check out this easy-peasy recipe:

2. Vegetable Stir-fry

Total calories (per 100 gm) – 89
Total preparation time– 25 min

Just picture your favorite sautéed veggies smothered in a combination of sweet and savory sauce, scrumptious right?

Not only is it a colorful accompaniment to your potstickers but also makes for a nutritious side meal.

Baby corn spears, snow peas, asparagus, mushrooms, red pepper and broccoli work great in a vegetable stir-fry.

To prepare the sauce, combine together chicken/vegetable broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey and hot sauce.

Check out this luscious recipe by Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana:

3. Hot and Sour Soup

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 67
Total preparation time– 30 min

A sought-after Indo-Chinese cuisine, hot and sour soup is made with fresh succulent veggies and vibrant spices.

Each sip gives you a perfect combination of smokiness and sour flavor that you will love with your potstickers.

Load your soup with a whole lot of seasonal veggies (French beans, scallions, shredded cabbage, celery, button mushrooms etc) and don’t forget to add some tangy vinegar.

You can also throw in black pepper for a nice kick of spiciness.

Here’s a quick recipe by Rajshri Food:

4. Fried Green Beans

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 45
Total preparation time– 20 min

Sautéed Green beans simply tossed in some butter and garlic scream so French.

A light, refreshing and nutritious side to your Chinese dumplings, it comes together in less than 30 minutes and requires a very little fanfare.

If you want to elevate things a bit, just sprinkle some parsley on top and you are good to go!

Check out this amazing recipe:

5. Chinese Broccoli

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 22
Total preparation time– 20 min

Want to give your Broccoli an Asian twist?

Try this delectable side and you won’t regret it.

Gai Lan or Chinese broccoli packs a punch of bitter and sweet Asian flavors and when coated with a variety of sauces including soy and hoisin sauce, it tastes all the more decadent.

Just cook the broccoli uncovered until tender and set aside.

Simultaneously, combine cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, garlic and ginger together in a saucepan for about 6-7 minutes. Toss the broccoli to coat and serve!

Check out this simple recipe by Taste of Asian Food:

6. Chinese Chicken Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 87
Total preparation time– 15 min

Crunchy noodles tossed in a yummy Asian dressing served alongside luscious Chinese dumplings, sounds like a fiesta right?

An effective way to incorporate veggies to your meal, the refreshing salad gets together in minutes and is terrific for potlucks and packed lunches plus dinners.

To make the Asian Sesame dressing, all you need is sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and any neutral flavored oil.

We highly recommend using Chinese cabbage for the salad as it is softer than any other green cabbage and gives excellent results!

Check out this recipe by Delish:

7. Thai Coconut Soup

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 190
Total preparation time– 35 min

Light, subtle and brimming with flavors, Tom Kha or Thai Coconut Soup is made with coconut milk, a vivid variety of spices and veggies.

It is the perfect blend of sourness and spiciness and at the same time is ultra-creamy.

It is so filling that you won’t need to side those potstickers with any other meal.

Garnish the soup with diced green onions and fresh cilantro. Also, don’t forget a drizzle of lime juice for extra freshness!

Here’s an easy recipe for you:

8. Chinese Asian Coleslaw

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 169
Total preparation time– 10 min

Bored of the classic typical coleslaw? Try your hand at this flavorful Chinese Asian mix.

It tastes amazing, comes together fuss-free and pairs seamlessly with pretty much everything.

Made with carrot, cabbage, snow peas, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, honey and soy sauce; the end result is beautifully melded flavours that provide an interesting contrast to those savory dumplings.

For a spin, you can also add sliced almonds to the slaw. Enjoy the crunch and let us know how it was!

Check out this simple recipe by RecipeTin Eats:

9. Spring Rolls

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 165
Total preparation time– 45 min

Even the pickiest of eaters will fancy this Flavorful Asian side packed with a bunch of scrumptious vegetables.

Crunchy from outside and tender on the inside, they are smothered with a variety of smoky sauces which enhances their flavors by leaps and bounds.

Make sure you chop the veggies in thin long strips. If you are not confident about chopping, you can always take to a Food processor.

Do check out this awesome recipe:

10. Egg Drop Soup

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 27
Total preparation time– 15 min

Egg drop soup is another sought-after Asian street food and takes only minutes to prepare.

All you need to get your hands on this delish recipe are some basic pantry ingredients- Vegetable/Chicken stock, cornstarch, garlic, sesame oil, eggs, green onions and whole-kernel corn.

Together with the delicate and light texture it has to offer, potstickers are absolutely soothing to eat!

Check out this super interesting recipe:

11. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 156
Total preparation time- 35 min

Infused with the goodness of aromatics, this tantalizing soup is made with an Asian style broth and tastes so much better than the restaurant version.

It makes for a fantastic accompaniment to your Chinese dumplings given the harmony of complementing flavors it has to offer.

Once cooked, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and coriander on top.

Additionally, you can experiment with a few seaweed flakes, if you like.

Go check out this super quick recipe:

12. Char Siu Roasted Eggplant

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 235
Total preparation time– 35 min

A super healthy and hearty side, this caramalised and charred Char siu Eggplant abounds with sweet and savory flavors of Chinese pork.

The recipe could not be more straightforward- with just 5 basic ingredients in hand including Eggplant, soy and hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar and scallions.

Soak the eggplant slices in the marinade for 60 minutes.

Roast the eggplant for about 30 minutes in the oven and garnish with scallions before serving.

Here’s how you can make the perfect Roasted Eggplant:

13. Sesame Balls

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 448
Total preparation time– 30 min

Crispy exterior with an absolutely chewy interior, these nutty and almost toasty Chinese balls are coated in sesame seeds and fried to golden-brown perfection.

Served alongside Potstickers, these sweet delights are guaranteed to make your guests admire you even more.

Ensure not to cook at a very high temperature as it can make the sesame seed balls pop open and the filling might just leak.

Here’s an easy Fried Sesame balls recipe:

14. Potsticker Rice Noodle Bowl

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 190
Total preparation time– 30 min

Want to turn those Potstickers into a complete and filling meal? Worry no more.

Barring the tedious filling and steaming of dumplings, this recipe requires you to add all the ingredients to a skillet and call it a day!

Super quick and effortless.

Apart from the potstickers ingredients, you also throw in rice noodles and eggs, combine and toss everything together with tamari sauce, ginger, vinegar and chili flakes.

Check out this super quick recipe:

15. Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic and Lemon

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 101
Total preparation time– 10 min

Sautéing this rich vegetable in garlic and lemon gives it a fantastic flavor that tastes heavenly along with Potstickers.

Plus, it is very quick and simple to make and uses basic pantry ingredients.

Melt butter and oil in a skillet and then throw in the asparagus spears to the pan.

Sauté until all nice and crisp and add some garlic, lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.

You can also use Parmesan cheese for a kick.

Check out this scrumptious recipe:

16. Sesame Ginger Noodles

Total calories (per 100 gm)-103
Total preparation time– 15 min

These quick Sesame Ginger Noodles are brimming with bold ginger flavour and pack fresh crunchy vegetables.

They pair incredibly well with Potstickers given their bold flavors and interesting textures.

The star of the recipe is Bok choy and green onion.

However, if Bok choy is not available, feel free to use broccoli instead.

Check out this delish 15-minute recipe:

17. Asian Cucumber Salad

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 18
Total preparation time– 10 min

A light, refreshing and crunchy Cucumber salad is bound to be a hit.

This no-cook recipe comprises of finely sliced cucumbers, onions and red pepper tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing.

To prepare the Asian Vinaigrette, whisk some rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, honey and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.

Check out this recipe by Palden’s Kitchen:

18. Scallion Pancakes

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 257
Total preparation time– 25 min

Crispy exteriors with soft and tender interiors, the finger-licking goodness of these Pancakes pairs perfectly well with the savoriness of Potstickers.

A Traditional Chinese street staple, Congyoubing comes together in no time using basic ingredients including all-purpose flour, water, vegetable cooking oil, chopped scallion, salt and Chinese five spice powder.

If you want the outer texture softer, just add slightly more water and you are good to go.

Here’s how you can make Chinese Scallion Pancakes:

19. Sautéed Button Mushrooms

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 80
Total preparation time– 15 min

An absolutely easy and tasty appetizer, you can never really go wrong with these sautéed Button Mushrooms.

The Morsels are so light, earthy and delectable that it won’t overload your guests with grease and heavy meals.

Plus, the recipe comes together with only 6 ingredients: Cremini mushrooms, butter, olive oil, garlic salt powder, lemon juice and fresh parsley.

Check out this amazing Garlic Butter Mushrooms recipe:

20. Ube

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 239
Total preparation time– 50 min

A floral condiment with a blend of earthy and sweet flavours, Ube or Purple yam jam is just the sweet partner your savory Potstickers need.

It has a thick, ultra-creamy and almost nutty texture with a vivid purple hue.

This Filipino delicacy is prepared using ube, sugar, butter, and a combination of evaporated and sweetened coconut milk.

Check out a simple recipe here:

21. Kimchi

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 23
Total preparation time– 72 h

A Korean staple, these delectable dumplings are filled with salted and fermented vegetables including Napa cabbage and Korean Radish.

With their strong umami flavors, they are sure to taste amazing with Potstickers.

And did you know that you can refrigerate Kimchi for months? Plus, the longer you wait, the better it tastes!

Check out the traditional Kimchi recipe here:

22. Mochi

Total calories (per 100 gm)– 247
Total preparation time– 3 h 30 min

Sweet, soft and almost chewy; Mochi is a wonderful Japanese dessert that can round up any dinner to sheer perfection.

Made with sweet rice flour and a filling of red bean paste, green tea powder and strawberry crème, it is a lovely way to wrap up your Potstickers meal.

Check out this Sweet Mochi recipe by JapaneseCooking101:

Bottom Line

We expect that this detailed guide on what to serve with Potstickers has been insightful for you.

These incredibly luscious Chinese and Asian delights will flank your main dish beautifully with their harmony of complementing flavors and interesting textures.

Do try them out and let us know what you think about these combinations.

Also, share with us below if you have any tips or suggestions.

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About Nancy Miller

Nancy is a foodie by heart and loves experimenting with food. She likes to experiment not only as part of academics but also as a cook at home, sometimes she does not get the desired outcome of these experiments though! But that doesn't stop her from trying more out-of-the-box things. When Nancy entered college, it became clear to her that food was going to be an important part of her life.