This is a popular dipping sauce in Vietnam using nuoc mam (fish sauce) with lime juice and a hint of spice from bird’s eye chilies. It can be used in salads, noodles, spring rolls, and other fried dishes. Mixture of sweet, spicy, salty, and sour flavors in one.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons fish sauce (nuoc mam)
4 tablespoons lime juice
Pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon bird’s eye chili, chopped

Procedure

* In a small bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and bird’s eye chilies. Mix and blend well. Serve with your favorite finger foods.

You can also use lemon juice or vinegar, if lime juice is not available.

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