Vietnamese fish dipping sauce/dressing


During my trip to Vietnam earlier this year, I learned that the Vietnamese are crazy about their fish dipping sauce and use it in nearly all their recipes. I learned to make this dressing during a very fun and interesting cooking workshop in Ho Chi Minh city.

This sauce makes a fantastic fragrant dressing for any type of Asian salad but can also be used as a dipping sauce for vietnamese spring rolls.

This is how to make your own: (makes 1/4 of a cup)

2 tablespoons of water

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 table spoon of sugar

1 table spoon fish sauce (Nuoc Mam)

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon long deseeded and minced red chili

0.5/1 teaspoon minced garlic

In a bowl add lime juice, water, rice vinegar, sugar and fish sauce. Whisk until the sugar dissolves completely. Then add the chopped chili and the chopped garlic and mix again.

TIP: Use this sauce as a dressing for a tasty seafood glass- noodle salad.

This dressing is also used in the banana blossom salad from a previous post:…redded-chicken/