Nuoc Cham Sauce Recipe

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Gladys Vasquez Modified: March 24, 2022
Nuoc Cham Sauce Recipe

How To Make Nuoc Cham Sauce

Sweet, spicy, and sour, this nuoc cham sauce is a Vietnamese dip that adds layers of flavors to any dish with its mix of chiles, fish sauce, and lime juice.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 2red thai chiles,or 1 medium jalapeño
  • 2medium garlic cloves
  • 2tbspsugar
  • 2tbspAsian fish sauce
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 2tbspwater


  1. In a mortar, pound the chiles, garlic, and sugar to a paste.

  2. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice, and water.

  3. Use as desired and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Make Ahead: The sauce can be refrigerated overnight.


  • Calories: 54.00kcal
  • Fat: 0.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.94g
  • Fiber: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 10.54g
  • Protein: 1.34g
  • Sodium: 945.84mg
  • Calcium: 14.80mg
  • Potassium: 151.36mg
  • Iron: 0.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 46.87mg
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