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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

James Carrier
Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Notes: You can make this sauce up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Asian fish sauce (nuoc mam or nam pla)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons minced hot red chili, such as Thai, serrano, jalapeño, or Fresno, or Asian red chili paste

Nutrition Information

  • calories 18
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • protein 0.8 g
  • fat 0.6 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 199 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup water, fish sauce, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, and garlic. Add minced chili to taste.