Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Add an extra dimension to the experience with the ever-present Vietnamese style sweet and sour fish sauce. I like my sauce a little on the extra spicy side.

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, vietnamese
Servings 2 cups


  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup fish sauce may add more if you prefer
  • ¼ cup limes 2
  • 1 cup coconut soda
  • 1-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 Thai peppers minced (optional)


  • In a small bowl mix the boiling water and sugar, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Then, add the fish sauce, coconut soda and lime. Set mixture aside until ready to use.
  • Just prior to serving, add the garlic and optional hot peppers and enjoy.
Keyword Nuoc cham, vietnamese dipping fish sauce, vietnamese dipping sauce
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