Vietnamese Fish Sauce

The Vietnamese use fish sauce to flavour their foods the same way Americans use table salt; it pretty much goes with everything.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 1/2 cup(s) Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) lime juice
  • 2 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Asian red chili paste or hot sauce
  • 1/2 carrot chopped


  1. o The 2 towns most noted for their fish sauce are Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet.
  2. Check the label when buying your fish sauce, the "nhi" signifies a high quality sauce.
  3. o Mince your 2 cloves of garlic and chop your 1/2 carrot.
  4. o Combine with the fish sauce, sugar, water, chili paste and lime juice.
  5. o Stir until the sugar dissolves. Makes about 2 cups to serve.

February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Sher777 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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