Vietnamese Dipping Sauce


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 pint


  • 1 cup fish sauce

  • ¾ cup rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 dried red chile pepper, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

30 Calories
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 30
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1094mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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