This sauce can be used for dipping veggies, meats, or egg rolls. It's also great spooned over a bowl of steaming hot pho or other rice noodle soup. For me this sauce IS the flavor of Vietnamese cooking. Enjoy! This can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

CJ

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, chile peppers, garlic, fish sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves into the liquid; remove from heat and set aside to cool completely, about 1 hour.

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  • Stir lemon juice into the cooled liquid.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 440.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Absolutely delicious! A versatile, ubber yummy sauce! So good I'd eat it off a dirty flip-flop on a dare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Absolutely delicious! A versatile, ubber yummy sauce! So good I'd eat it off a dirty flip-flop on a dare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2019
So good, just like the dipping sauce from restaurants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2020
I like the flavor and balance! I halved the recipe using 2T instead of 1/4 cup, 2 small garlic cloves. I only had a single small Serrano pepper on hand, sorry purists. I did NOT heat it - just shook it in covered container to dissolve the sugar. We used it to dip the mini egg rolls. We loved it, it’s now my go to quick sauce! Read More
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