Spicy sauce used for dipping lumpia or egg rolls, or for dipping and drizzling over almost everything if you are a Pacific Islander. This sauce gets stronger the longer you keep it.

PUAHA
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the Thai chiles, soy sauce, vinegar, water, garlic, and onion together in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

6 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.1g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 361.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
This tasted like nothing more than seasoned vinegar. I can't say that we liked it but I can't give it a bad rating because I always appreciate recipes from other parts of the world and I'm sure this is more of an acquired taste based on region. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
This tasted like nothing more than seasoned vinegar. I can't say that we liked it but I can't give it a bad rating because I always appreciate recipes from other parts of the world and I'm sure this is more of an acquired taste based on region. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
Almost as good as I remember from when I was stationed on Guam. I made a few changes...used 2 hot jalapenos and some hirachi sauce (no thai chilis' at the commissary) and added a splash of rice wine vinegar and some fish sauce....if you don't bite on a jalapeno, it is the perfect heat! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
The store didn't have thai chili peppers so I used serrano peppers and used a little less garlic. It was very delicious. It says 20 servings but my husband used it in 2 days! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2012
I was pleasantly surprised by this! I was unsure if I would like it since there is no sweetness added and I like a sweet sauce for my egg rolls. I did enjoy it for about 1 egg roll then the vinegar started creeping up on me more and more. I added sugar then to balance it out. Good that way too;) Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
This sauce is an excellent blend of sweet and tart and depending on your heat preference can satisfy any and all tastebud! Thanks Puaha! I use as dipping sauce for egg rolls!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2018
Me and my bf make this a lot. We use it on rice and chicken all the time. I I use a whole onion though with a bunch of these Guam hot peppers he brought and Thai chili s with about 6 or 7 cups of soy sauce with about a cup and a half of vinigar and a single quarter cup or water and either lemon powder or a whole lemon squeezed or a whole lime squeezed. I don t have exact measurements we use. We do taste tests as we go and eyeball it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2020
This is a staple and was meant to enhance the flavors of our native dishes, not mask it. If it tastes too vinegary, then sub the vinegar with lemon and add just a splash of vinegar. I also don't like chomping on raw garlic so I use garlic powder instead and I slice my white onions thin rather than chop so it absorbs the juice better and you get a more balanced bite each time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2017
If i'm rating a recipe it will usually be a 5 if less I have no need for it! This goes well with all meats particulary grilled meats on rice dishes and just about anything you would want to dip into. My 90 year old mom loves dipping cucumber into it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2013
This is a good recipe I would add some lemon powder or lemon juice to make it even better! Read More