Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

1 cup

This dipping sauce is rich with such classic Vietnamese flavors as rice-wine vingar, fish sauce, garlic, and chile peppers.


  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes)

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • ¼ cup rice-wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 green chile pepper, very thinly sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, fish sauce, rice-wine vinegar, sugar, and chile. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Cook's Notes

Offer this zesty condiment with spoons so people can dish it onto their plates and politely get some on every bite.

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