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Serves : Makes about 2 1/2 CUPS

This indispensable dipping sauce is served with every Vietnamese meal.    Delicious, Quick Side Dishes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small dish, soak the hot pepper in the vinegar for 2 minutes.

Step 2    

In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, lime juice, carrot, garlic and sugar. Stir in 1 1/2 cups warm water and the hot pepper-vinegar mixture. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Serve at room temperature. Store the sauce in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Nuoc mam is available at Asian markets.

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