Spring Roll Dipping Sauce / Nuoc Mam

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Kim Son Restaurant in Sugarland, TX and altered to make it even better. They spelled it Muoc Mam. I used to CRAVE this sauce on spring rolls and salads. It is so yum! I do not know how many servings this would make. See Kimson.com for more of their recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, vinegar and sugar and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and add fish sauce.
  3. Add shredded carrots and mint.
  4. Taste and add more fish sauce and cayenne to taste.
  5. Cool before serving.
  6. Chopped chili peppers and finely chopped peanuts may also be added to warm sauce and then allowed to cool.
Most Helpful

Delicious. Made with the Vietnamese Cold Spring rolls on this site. Was hoping this sauce would be much thicker but maybe I didn't cook it long enough or maybe it's supposed to be this way. It's still great and easy to make although it does make a ton. For two people I would scale to .25 or .5 serving.

mybirdzone December 04, 2009

This was wonderful! A perfect dipping sauce for the packaged potstickers I was serving for dinner. I added another tablespoon of fish sauce in step 4, as it was a little too sweet without the extra sauce. This is a definite make again. Made for the Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens, ZWT6.

IngridH May 23, 2010

Perfect flavor. Just what I was looking for. Thank you for posting.....Stephanie

mommyoffour April 18, 2008