Vietnamese Egg Roll Dipping Sauce Cheap Easy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My family has been making this for years since they immigrated from Vietnam. It's really good and LIGHT, as opposed to the strong flavor of uncut fish sauce. It can also be used as dressings for cabbage salads and any other dishes that needs a light wake-me-up of flavor. You can substitute 'cups' or 'parts'. If you make big batches, you can refrigerate the in a sealed bottle and take it out whenever you need. It stores really well in the refrigerator. I found this sauce is best with egg rolls that are made with pork, but it can be used with any other egg rolls. Please, Enjoy!


  1. Pour ALL ingredients (except for the Chillies) in a sauce pan.
  2. Heat on medium heat until sugar has disolved.
  3. If desired, add thin slices of fresh red chillies to desired tast.
  4. Serve in dipping dish with egg rolls.
Most Helpful

FAB, I love this sauce, it makes a great cabbage salad dressing.

RENO911 December 07, 2008

Excellent!!! Just like our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. I added some shredded carrots to the sauce.

Dave of Tucson February 10, 2013