Nuoc cham sauce

    5 min

    A classic Vietnamese dipping sauce. Traditionally served with lemon grass beef (Bo Nuang Xa).

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) water

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, chillies, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and water. Mix all together, adjusting to taste.

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    Great sauce. I especially like it because it isn't so salty like sauces that use soy sauce. When making white rice I used half water and half this sauce. Very tasty.  -  24 Jul 2008


    I am by no means a fish sauce person, but I can tolerate it when made like this. We served this with fried squash and certainly a little goes a long way. Thanks Maryellen.  -  24 Jul 2008


    Light, fresh and easy to make.  -  24 Jul 2008