Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

    5 mins

    This sauce goes well with so many things. It doesn't keep well, so make it fresh every day.


    California, United States
    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
    • juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
    • 1/2 water
    • 2-3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1-2 Thai chilis, finely sliced (optional)
    • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mix all the ingredients well. The sauce should taste balanced, not too sweet, sour or salty.

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    he lime juice over powered the dish. The red chili was optional and I didn't have any on hand so I used chili flakes instead. If you cut back on the lime I think this would be delicious but as written it was just okay.  -  25 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So easy, so delicious, and so authentic  -  27 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)