Authentic Nuoc Cham Sauce
Simple and delicious 5-minute recipe for authentic Vietnamese nuoc cham sauce. Made with fish sauce, lime juice, water, sugar and garlic. It's a great base that you can adjust to your taste. Pour it over your favorite Vietnamese dishes or use as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or egg rolls!
Add sugar to a bowl. Add water and stir with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Add the fish sauce, lime and garlic, mix well. Optional: add chili pepper a little bit at a time, taste for spice level preference. Taste and adjust the sauce to your liking.
*Nu tritional facts provided are only an estimate, accuracy is not guaranteed.
The taste of Vietnamese dipping sauce should be a balance of sweet, sour, garlic and umami-ness.
This recipe is a great base and can be adjusted to your taste.
Make sure to add the chili in small increments, it gets spicy fast! Thai chili is much spicier than jalapeno or serrano peppers.
Store in an airtight container, like a small mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Serving: 6 people Calories: 22 kcal Carbohydrates: 5 g Protein: 1 g Fat: 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 943 mg Potassium: 42 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 5 g Vitamin A: 4 IU Vitamin C: 2 mg Calcium: 7 mg Iron: 1 mg