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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

A simple recipe for the sauce that is used in pretty much every Vietnamese dish. This nuoc cham recipe is simple and tasty.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: nuoc cham, Vietnamese dipping sauce
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, red garlic sauce, sugar, and water in a small bowl. Mix well and pour into a jar for safe keeping.


Add more or less of the sugar to adjust the sweetness of the sauce to your liking. You can also omit the red garlic sauce if you don't want a spicy sauce. Add more water if the sauce is too strong for you.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg