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Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

This recipe is adapted from a recipe with the same name on

Servings: 6


Thai Dipping Sauce


I agree with the original recipe author that this is really good with spring rolls or egg rolls.  The proportions in this recipe are highly individual. Where I disagree is "When I make it, I often do not add two Serrano's, and I also usually end up adding more sugar."  I add the pepper because it really give character to the sauce and I have increased the sugar in the recipe below.  This may taste funny if you just sip it, but try dipping an egg roll in it....heaven!!



cup fresh lime juice
cup rice vinegar
cup Thai fish sauce
cup brown sugar
1-2 Thai chilies or hot red chili pepper or Serrano chili, seeded and thinly sliced
2 clove garlic, minced

Cooking Method

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.


Let stand 10 minutes.  The longer it stands the better it gets.


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