Nouc Cham - Vietnamese dipping sauce Recipe

A simple but delicately flavoured sauce, a necessity for any Vietnamese meal

  • Preparation
    10mins
  • Cooking time
    5mins
  • Rest time
    10mins
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Ingredients

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  • Fish sauce : 100 ml
  • Rice wine vinegar : 100 ml
  • Caster sugar : 100 g
  • Water : 500 cl
  • Garlic clove(s) : 2 whole
  • Dried red chilli(s) : 2 Tsp
  • Carrot(s) : 1 whole
  • Lime(s) : 2 whole

Method

  • ETAPE 1

    peel and finely chop garlic. Peel and finely slice rounds of carrot

  • ETAPE 2

    Add garlic, chilli, sugar and water to pan. Gently warm to just before boiling ensuring the sugar is fully dissolved.

  • ETAPE 3

    Add carrots, fish sauce and vinegar. allow all ingredients to steep for 10- 15 mins.

  • ETAPE 4

    Add juice of limes, stir and serve.

Chef's tip

«Adjust the Fish sauce, chilli or Rice vinegar proportions to you taste. But remember your ideally looking for a nice balance of salty,sweet,sour with the kick of garlic and chilli in the background»

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