Nuoc Cham (spring roll sauce)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by canarygirl

A delicious dipping sauce for spring rolls! I like to put it on pork chops or shrimp too, served over rice. Please Note: The sauce will be very thin. I recommend serving it in individual dishes for each person to dip their spring roll in.

Top Review by Sackville

The taste of this was perfect. A little salty, a little spicy, a little garlicky and generally just plain good! It was a bit runny though so watch out if you pour it over your spring rolls, because the sauce quickly runs into everything else on the plate. I'd also suggest halving this recipe, unless you have A LOT of spring rolls. I still have most of mine left. Guess I'll just have to make more spring rolls :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, mash garlic and cayenne peppers together with the powdered sugar.
  2. Add fish sauce, water and lime (or lemon) and mix well.
  3. This recipe can easily be doubled.
  4. Add finely shredded carrot and thinly sliced cilantro and green onion for garnish.

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