Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Ready in 45 minutes
4.2 avg, 5 review(s) 100% would make again

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Vietnamese salty-sour dipping sauce. Serve with fried Spring Rolls

"I LOVE it! We have tried and failed to find a recipe that compares with restaurants and this one was even BETTER than the restaurants! I actually already "made it again"...when we ran out of it because it was so good!"

- cookgirl

Ingredients

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2 cloves Garlic; minced
0.25 cup fresh lime juice
1 small shallot; minced
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 medium Chile Pepper; fresh, seeded, minced
3 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 medium carrot; finely shredded
0.25 cup fish sauce; to taste

Original recipe makes 1

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Preparation

This was developed for people who did not like the taste of fish sauce. If you like it you can increase the quantity a bit.

Combine Garlic, shallot, Chile and Sugar in mortar and pestle and pound to a paste. Stir in fish Sauce, lime juice, vinegar and Water. When Sugar is completely dissolved, stir in carrot. Or you can combine all ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid and shake until blended.

Notes

No meal is considered complete without this sauce which is used as freely as salt and pepper. It is also known as nuoc mam sauce. It will keep about one week in the refrigerator

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@ promfh: nuoc mam is a generic name for fish sauce. nuoc cham is a generic name for the various dipping sauces where nuoc-mam is a main ingredient. very nice recipe¡
ECF 4 years ago
Very tasty and easy to make! We made pot stickers tonight and I was looking for a different dipping sauce. Mine didn't come out as pretty as yours but it had great flavor. Did you use vinegar or rice-wine vinegar? I wasn't sure so I went with the rice-wine vinegar and it rocked! Thanks for sharing!
swibirun 6 years ago
I LOVE it! We have tried and failed to find a recipe that compares with restaurants and this one was even BETTER than the restaurants! I actually already 'made it again'...when we ran out of it because it was so good!
cookgirl 8 years ago
nice shot ;)
electranwn 8 years ago
No meal is considered complete without this sauce which is used as freely as salt and pepper. It is also known as nuoc mam sauce. It will keep about one week in the refrigerator [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago
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