Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Chili Sauce for Dipping)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Recipe from Foods from Asia for Vietnam, This goes with Green Onion Rice


  1. Mince chilies and garlic finely and place in a mortar. Mash with the heel of a cleaver or pestle. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add fish sauce, vinegar and lemon juice, stirring between each addition.


Most Helpful

This had a beautiful balance of flavor and was a great dipping sauce for some mini spring rolls. Only change I made was to use fresh chilies rather than dried.

Peter J March 01, 2014

Great blend of flavors - this has everything - spicy, sweet, tangy, salty! Very flavorful and packs a punch. Thanks for sharing! ZWT9

Starrynews August 20, 2013

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