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chili garlic fish sauce dipping sauce

Chili Garlic Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce

A back-to-basic fish sauce recipe that can be paired with almost every vinaigrette base Asian style salad, and every type of spring roll.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 10 oz


  • 3 oz fish sauce 33N (see notes above)
  • 6 oz warm water
  • 3 oz granulated sugar
  • 1.5 oz lime juice
  • 2 bulb garlic smashed or finely minced (keep the juice)
  • 3 Thai chili finely minced


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together (except garlic and chili) and whisk until everything is combined.
  • Add garlic and its juice (if any) and chili afterward.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.


If you're using 40N fish sauce, reduce 25% the amount of fish sauce. It means only use 2.25 oz of fish sauce instead.