A dipping sauce for rice rolls and for barbecued chicken, beef, pork or fish. Perfect for salads as is, or mix with a little vegetable oil. Make smaller quantities with lime or lemon juice but refrigerate as this will not last as the rice vinegar version does.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the fish sauce, rice vinegar, water, sugar, garlic powder and chile pepper. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Taste to make sure the sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors are balanced and adjust if necessary. Pour into bottles and seal with lids.

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Nutrition Facts

29.5 calories; 0.7 g protein; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1094.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2008
Oh soooooo good! I did add a little soy sauce(hence the 4 stars) and then dipped pork dumplings in it. mmmmm Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2011
nothing close to what they serve at the restaurants. Poured it out. sorry Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2008
Oh soooooo good! I did add a little soy sauce(hence the 4 stars) and then dipped pork dumplings in it. mmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
We used this for dipping sauce for lumpias. My husband loved it. Scaled to make servings for only 1/2 the amount of the recipe. We used red peper flakes instead of chili Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2008
Oh soooooo good! I did add a little soy sauce(hence the 4 stars) and then dipped pork dumplings in it. mmmmm Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2007
Very yummy alongside the homemade Vietnamese Spring Rolls recipe from this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
Just like in the restaurant:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2008
With a little bit of tweaking plus a little splash of soy sauce this turned out really great. We had with some generic boxed spring rolls and they were actually really good. It would also make a good base for an Asian-style salad dressing. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2009
Excellent if a bit salty. Used it as a base for a salad tonight but have also used it with spring rolls. Very good stuff. Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2011
nothing close to what they serve at the restaurants. Poured it out. sorry Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2008
This was pretty good and very similar to the dipping sauce at my favorite restaurant. I think it might be better if it were a little sweeter though. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2011
I'm not sure what the "restaurant" version tastes like but if it is similar to this I won't like it...Too vinegary....IF I make this again I will be tweaking a LOT...Less vinegar brown instead of white sugar and chili paste to mix better...and I heated it up while everything else cooked. Read More
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