Nuoc Cham, otherwise known as Vietnamese dipping sauce is made with fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and water. As an addition, sometimes garlic and Thai bird chilies are added to give it that extra oomph. Sweet, sour, and spicy – it’s the perfect compliment to grilled meats or spring rolls, as the acid cuts through some of those richer flavors to create a complex balance to a dish.
- 4 tablespoons fish sauce
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 small garlic clove, finely minced
- 2 Thai chilies, thinly sliced
- In a small bowl – combine all of the ingredients. Stir well, being sure to dissolve the sugar. Serve and enjoy!