There are numerous Nouc Cham sauces on this site. This one is really good. A big difference is simmering the first set of ingredients. I went to a local Vietnamese restaurant and they confirmed how important the cooking is to the flavor development. I found this recipe on Youtube. If you want to watch 2 guys make it, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJvNEUFtyHk I indicate my preference and added the shredded carrots for serving.