Fish sauce is as ubiquitous to Vietnamese cuisine as salt is to western cuisine and soy sauce is to Chinese cooking. Here it is seasoned with other ingredients to give a sweet and sour flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup fish sauce
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon red chili paste, as desired
- Thinly sliced carrot, optional
Finely mince the garlic. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients until the sugar dissolves. Yields about 2 cups.