Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)Recipe
Lisa Romerein
This is the national condiment of Vietnam.


Makes 1 cup

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Nutritional Information

Calories 5.7
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Protein 0.3 g
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.6 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 75 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1/2 to 1 red or green bird chile or serrano, sliced into paper thin rings
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic (about 1 large clove)
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice


Put sliced chile in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup warm water, garlic, fish sauce, and lime juice to bowl and whisk to combine.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.