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nuoc cham

Nuoc cham is the sauce that unlocks so much Vietnamese cooking. Super easy and crazy delicious.
Cook Time10 days
10 minutes
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: nuoc cham, vietnamese dipping sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 221kcal
Author: romain | glebekitchen


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice - the juice of one good size lime
  • thai red chilies to taste


  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Stir to fully dissolve the sugar. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Add the fish sauce and lime juice to the cooled sugar water syrup. Stir to combine. Add Thai chili slices
  • Yes. That's it. Told you there's nothing to it...


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4563mg | Potassium: 167mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg