Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce Recipe (Nước Chấm/Nước Mắm Chấm)
An simple yet delicious recipe for Vietnamese dipping sauce or nước chấm. Make sure to taste as you go and adapt to your own liking.
Servings: 3 /4 cup
- 6 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1.5 to 2 tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- Finely chopped garlic or use a garlic press
- Bird's eye / Thai chiles
Combine water and sugar in a bowl. Use warm water for easier dissolving.
Add lime or lemon juice in increments until you like how it tastes. A good guide is it should taste like lemonade/limeade.
Add fish sauce in small increments until you like how it tastes. It should be a little strong since it goes on unseasoned food.
Top with garlic and chilies and serve.
Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg