Nuoc Cham



Serving size

about 2 tablespoons
30 minutes

This recipe may be multiplied and keeps well.

Nuoc Cham


1/2 cup Water (warm)
6 tsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp Lime juice, raw
1 Tbsp. Fish sauce
1 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 pepper Peppers, hot chili, red, raw (bird's eye or Thai chile)(minced)


Gather all ingredients and equipment.

In a small bowl, whisk water and sugar together until sugar dissolves.

Add the lime juice, fish sauce, minced garlic, and minced chili. Stir to combine.

Serve as dipping sauce with summer rolls.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers, and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the fish sauce is gluten-free.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

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