Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Shake'n'Cake

This is the best recipe I've found for this particular dipping sauce, from Tauntons Fine Cooking website. If you prefer it spicier, add half a teaspoon of ground chili paste.

Top Review by Not-2-Sweet

Excellent dipping sauce! I used it for pork potstickers. Also would be great on noodles like another reviewer said. I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and fresh chilies to a paste. (Or mince them together with a knife.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine this garlic and chili mixture with the chili paste, hot water, and sugar. Stir well.
  3. Add the fish sauce and lime juice and combine.
  4. Float the carrots on top. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before using.
  5. *Dipping sauce will keep in the refrigerator for a month.

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