Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

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    Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)


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    This is the classic Vietnamese dipping sauce called Nuoc cham, often used with spring rolls or other fried foods. It doesn't keep well, so make it fresh every day.

    Serves: 4 

    • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
    • juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
    • 1/2 water
    • 2-3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1-2 Thai chilis, finely sliced (optional)
    • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced (optional)

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mix all the ingredients well. The sauce should taste balanced, not too sweet, sour or salty.
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    So easy, so delicious, and so authentic  -  27 Jul 2014


    he lime juice over powered the dish. The red chili was optional and I didn't have any on hand so I used chili flakes instead. If you cut back on the lime I think this would be delicious but as written it was just okay.  -  25 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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