Nuoc Mam (Fish Sauce based DippingĀ Sauce)

February 11, 2022
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  • Prep time 10 hours
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

General purpose ratio our family uses for "fish sauce" (diluted/mixed fish sauce used as a dipping sauce in Viet cuisine). The ratio is a guideline as fish sauce brand, sugar type, and other factors can influence taste.

The ratio is 0.5:0.5:1:2:3! Really easy to remember and multiply by.

We use Red Boat fish sauce exclusively, and granulated and unbleached cane sugar. —yuelogy

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal oelek
  1. For 3-4 people, we use 1/4 c as our "1" value in the recipe ratio, and that is the recipe quantity supplied above. Mix all ingredients together and adjust to taste.

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