Classic Vietnamese dipping sauce - it's great for dipping spring rolls, rice paper rolls and for serving with Lemongrass Beef Skewers.
I've been making this sauce for years. First of all, I would double the recipe, second combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to boil, the heat intensify the flavor, especially the garlic. I keep tasting it and adding more fish sauce, lime juice and sugar as needed until I like it. Doing it this way, you also dissolve all the sugar, so the sugar wouldn't just settle to the bottom. - 03 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
thie recipe for nuaoc cham is what i've been looking for!! i get cravings for good vietnamese cooking (something i miss since moving away from home for school) and this recipe tastes delicious with everything: rice, vermicelli noddles, spring rolls, summer rolls, and other vietnamese dishes. try it and you will love it. i guarantee it. - 22 Aug 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I'm feel bad giving this recipe such a bad rating. Vietnamese food is my favorite and this sauce did not taste right at all. The garlic over powered everything!!!! - 28 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)