Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce

Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce
The sweet-savory-spicy dipping sauce known as “nuoc cham” in Vietnamese is a popular condiment used throughout Southeast Asia. One of the key ingredients is the pungent decoction commonly called fish sauce. Don't let the intense aroma put you off - the flavor is immediately addictive, complementing everything from seafood to grilled poultry & meats to vegetables. Try it once and you'll be hooked for life!

4 garlic cloves
1 – 2 serrano or Thai bird chiles, according to taste
1 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp fish sauce
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
6 – 8 Tbsp water



Place the garlic, chiles and sugar in a small food processor and whirl until the garlic and chiles are well-chopped, but still slightly chunky.


Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the fish sauce & lime juice and add water to taste.


Serve in individual small bowls for dipping (may be strained if desired).

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