If you’re wondering what to serve with your potstickers, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for potstickers.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with potstickers are teriyaki fried rice, cucumber salad, long life noodles, and garlic shrimp stir fry. For healthier options, try geotjeori, bok choy with garlic sauce, and rainbow spring rolls. You can also serve them with congee, miso soup, and scallion pancakes.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Teriyaki fried rice
Rice is the quintessential accompaniment to potstickers.
But if you find steamed white rice a bit boring, try this jazzed-up teriyaki fried rice instead.
This dish features pineapple tidbits and teriyaki sauce, which infuses your rice with a classic sweet and tangy flavor.
The vibrant veggies and pineapple chunks make this teriyaki fried rice a real show-stopper.
Smashed cucumber salad
This cucumber salad is a superb side dish for your potstickers.
The crisp cucumber pieces are drenched in a garlicky, tangy dressing that has a light spicy kick.
You’ll want to have this Chinese smashed cucumber salad over and over again.
Pro Tip: Japanese cucumbers are the best to use for this salad.
Bok choy with garlic sauce
Keep things simple by serving your potstickers with this bok choy dish.
The garlic sauce – made from just five ingredients – does wonders in elevating your blanched bok choy.
It’s chock-full of delicious umami flavors that’ll leave you licking your plate.
Give this bok choy with garlic sauce recipe a try for dinner tonight!
Long life noodles
These ‘long life’ noodles (also known as yi mein 伊面) are a staple at birthdays, weddings, and Lunar New Year banquets.
It’s a simple noodle dish loaded with umami flavors, courtesy of the soy-based sauce and the addition of mushrooms.
But who says you need a special occasion to enjoy these noodles?
The recipe for these long life noodles is super straightforward and only takes 20 minutes tops.
Garlic shrimp stir fry
Curb your cravings for Chinese takeaway with homemade potstickers and a side of this shrimp stir fry.
The veggies and shrimp are sauteed with this finger-licking good garlic stir-fry sauce that packs a hot and spicy punch.
There’s no need for takeaway when you can have this garlic shrimp stir fry cooked in just 15 minutes.
Miso instant ramen
Take your usual instant ramen up a notch – ditch the seasoning packet and make your own flavorful broth instead.
It’s healthier and tastier this way.
Couple Eats Food’s recipe upgrades your instant ramen with a made-from-scratch spicy and creamy miso broth.
Serve your upgraded ramen with some potstickers on the side and a jammy egg on top.
Rainbow spring rolls
Brighten your potstickers by serving them alongside these vibrant rainbow spring rolls.
These gorgeous healthy rolls are a breeze to make.
You can fill them with whatever you want, but I like to go for brightly colored produce like red cabbage, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, mango, and bell peppers.
This combination gives you a satisfying combination of crunchy and creamy goodness.
These rainbow spring rolls are a feast for both your eyes and mouth.
Beef and broccoli
Planning to serve veggie potstickers?
Add more protein to your meal with beef and broccoli.
This protein-packed Chinese takeaway favorite is a one-pan wonder that is ridiculously easy to make.
It has a sauce with the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, making this dish highly irresistible.
This beef and broccoli is an excellent addition to your weekly meal rotation.
Thinking about what dish to add to your Chinese banquet?
Look no further than this mapo tofu.
It’s a classic Sichuan dish that’s traditionally very hot and spicy.
But don’t worry, Oh My Food Recipes’ rendition is less spicy so everyone can taste and enjoy the dish’s delectable flavors.
Thai green papaya salad
Add a refreshing bite to your potstickers with this papaya salad on the side.
If you haven’t had this salad yet, you’re missing out.
The crisp papaya and veggies are dressed in an addictive sweet and zesty dressing.
This salad already has a mild spiciness but you can amp it up by adding more chilis.
Give this Thai green papaya salad a try – you won’t regret it.
Having potstickers for an afternoon snack?
Make it more filling with a serving of these scallion pancakes.
They’re a popular Chinese street food that are famous for their oh-so-flaky texture.
Check out Cooking in Chinglish’s detailed recipe on how to make these authentic Chinese scallion pancakes.
Asian sesame slaw
Coleslaw may not be traditionally Asian, but it’s still a great dish to serve with your potstickers.
The mixture of crisp veggies and fluffy, chewy quinoa, plus the sesame ginger dressing makes for a deliciously satisfying bite.
You can make this slaw ahead of time, just don’t add the dressing until you’re ready to serve.
Here’s the full recipe: Asian sesame and ginger slaw.
Whether you’re making a Korean version of potstickers or just the traditional recipe, this quick kimchi is an excellent accompaniment.
Unlike traditional kimchi, this recipe doesn’t involve any fermentation.
The result? Kimchi that doesn’t have an overpowering fermented flavor that can be a bit of an acquired taste.
Plus, you won’t need to wait for days before you can enjoy it.
This quick kimchi recipe is a great light addition to your potstickers.
Got the craving for something warm and comforting?
You can’t go wrong with a freshly cooked bowl of congee.
It’s usually eaten for breakfast, but can also work for lunch and dinner.
Top your flavor-packed chicken congee with some potstickers to complete your comfort meal.
Thai shrimp cakes
Want to add a crispy dish to your Asian-inspired spread?
Why not these Thai shrimp cakes?
They’re similar to crab cakes, except their panko breading gives them a golden crunchy crust.
These morsels are packed with tasty flavors, courtesy of the chili sauce, fresh herbs and fish sauce.
Give these Thai shrimp cakes a try – they’ll give your traditional crab cakes a run for their money.
This miso soup is a must-have side for potstickers.
It’s extra flavorful, healthy, and heartwarming – what’s not to love?
You might think a flavorsome broth would take hours to make, but you only need 10 minutes to make this one.
Head on over to Rasa Malaysia for this simple and authentic miso soup recipe.
Serving potstickers for your party?
These crab wontons pair superbly with them.
They may not be traditionally Chinese, but they’re highly addictive and delicious (so I can forgive them).
These homemade crab rangoon dumplings are better than their takeout counterparts and can be ready to serve in as little as 25 minutes.
The best side dishes for potstickers
- Teriyaki fried rice
- Smashed cucumber salad
- Bok choy with garlic sauce
- Long life noodles
- Garlic shrimp stir fry
- Miso instant ramen
- Rainbow spring roll
- Beef and broccoli
- Mapo tofu
- Thai green papaya salad
- Scallion pancakes
- Asian sesame slaw
- Chicken congee
- Thai shrimp cakes
- Miso soup
- Crab wontons
What To Serve With Potstickers
- 1 portion potstickers
- Prepare your potstickers according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: teriyaki fried rice, smashed cucumber salad, bok choy with garlic sauce, long life noodles, garlic shrimp stir fry, miso instant ramen, rainbow spring roll, beef and broccoli, mapo tofu, Thai green papaya salad, scallion pancakes, Asian sesame slaw, geotjeori, chicken congee, Thai shrimp cakes, miso soup, and crab wontons.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!