Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Nuoc cham is a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce that is salty, tart, spicy and a bit sweet all at the same time. Adjust the flavors according to your own taste preferences.
Photography By Judy Allen | May 01, 2015


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust flavors to taste.

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  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and finely minced (optional)
  • 1 Thai chile, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water
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