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Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 1 cup.

Sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy, this is the classic Vietnamese dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. chile-garlic sauce (tuong ot toi)
  • 6 Tbs. fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per 1 oz. (approx. 2 Tbs.)
      Calories (kcal) : 34
      Fat Calories (kcal): 0
      Fat (g): 0
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 1043
      Carbohydrates (g): 8
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 1

Preparation

  • Combine the garlic, sugar, and chile-garlic sauce in a large mortar and mash to a paste. (Or combine them on your cutting board and mash to a coarse paste using a fork and the back of a spoon.) Scrape the paste into a small bowl and add the fish sauce, lime juice, and 6 Tbs. water. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Serve in individual bowls for dipping or refrigerate, covered, for up to a week.

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