Hoisin Peanut Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Leo)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a simplified version of the classic Vietnamese dipping sauce, usually made with fresh peanuts. This version uses peanut butter to make it simpler. Of course, hoisin sauce is a bottled Chinese condiment that will keep fresh in your refrigerator for a year. From Jim Fobel's Big Flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, blend together the hoisin sauce and peanut butter.
  2. Stir in the oil, garlic, and cayenne.
  3. Gradually stir in the stock and fish sauce.
  4. Cover and chill until needed.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.
  6. Serve cold.
Most Helpful

Really tasty and very close to what you would be served with fresh rolls in a Vietnamese restaurant. The peanut butter was a nice quick way to add that flavor. I could see this being great over lots of things, especially noodles.

Maito March 08, 2014

This was a saving grace recipe - I had made another sauce that was coconut milk with a few additions, and wasn't very good, so I strained out the veggies and used this recipe and added the coconut milk so as not to waste it and it saved my dinner! Made for ZWT 9 SE Asia by one of Mike and the Appliance Killers

momaphet August 24, 2013