Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc cham)

Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc cham)

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bird’s-eye chillies, finely sliced
  • 2 t caster sugar
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 3 T fish sauce
  • 3 T rice vinegar

Cooking Instructions

Mix together all the ingredients and stir until the caster sugar has fully dissolved. Divide the mixture into two halves, adding 1 T cold water to one of the portions to make a dipping sauce. Keep the other portion to use as a dressing for the prawn salad.

TASTE’s take:
Nuoc cham is the classic dipping sauce found on every Vietnamese table – it also makes the most perfect salad dressing. Add chopped shallot, cucumber and some shredded ginger if you want more of a relish.

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