Guide to Vietnamese Food and Dining

Recipe for Dipping Fish Sauce


Nuoc Mam Cham is used on a wide variety of Vitnamese dishes. Rolls are dipped in it and it is drizzled on rice noodle (vermicelli) dishes.


1 cup of water
4 tablespoons of rice vinegar
4 tablespoons of sugar

5 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of garlic, finely chopped
2 fresh small chili peppers


Boil water with vinegar and sugar; allow it to cool. Combine garlic, peppers, and add to mixture. Stir in the fish sauce.

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