15 Reviews

Excellent! Very authentic.

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Mikecanmore August 10, 2009

Needs some lime juice, otherwise good! THanks for posting (^o^)

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Mellowpuff July 11, 2009

The best sauce for dipping my Lumpia in. This was better than the restaurant sauce Thank you for posting recipe

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Lola 15 February 06, 2009

This is a great recipe-my favorite I have made so far. I did make one change. I added the juice of a small lime along with the fish sauce.

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Cookin' in MN June 25, 2007

I don't have a reference point for this stuff, because I've never eaten it before, but I think I could drink this stuff! I used this as the dressing for Beck D's Bun Bo (Grilled Lemongrass Beef Noodle Salad) #151139, and it was perfect together! Thanks for posting!

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Muffin Goddess July 20, 2006

Finally, a nuoc cham recipe I'm happy with! This really does taste just like the ones at our favourite Vietnamese restaurants and was so easy to make too. I cut my thai chilli into long thin strips and also added some shredded white raddish and carrot to the mix - thank you so much for posting this great recipe!

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currybunny January 03, 2006

Tastes just like the nuoc mam cham in vietnamese restaurants. I prefer to add shallots with the garlic to give the sauce some kick.

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Cornypuff April 04, 2005

I have a friend that immigrated to the US from Vietnam over 40 years ago. I got to visit him and his new wife a few years ago, and got to make and consume authentic summer rolls, with nuoc mam. This was super, super close to as good as hers (I can't say it was as good because I'm biased). :) Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.

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Mike McCartney June 14, 2014

Mellowpuff knows her Nuoc Mam,,you cannot make any Nuoc Mam without lime..if not lemon. Other than that the recipe is 90% there. I like that it's very simple for anyone. If you have good authentic egg rolls, the ones with the rice paper you find in Vietnamese/Pho restaurants a small bowl of this is a MUST to dip in when wrapped in some red leaf or butter lettuce. You be amazed how much a simple egg roll could be transformed with some simple lettuce and some fish sauce and lime.

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PaxRomana February 13, 2013

Very easy to make! I added more fish sauce to taste! =)

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STACIEMLA1818 December 17, 2011
Nuoc Mam Cham - Dipping Fish Sauce