This Thai-style dipping sauce is very similar to the Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc mam cham). It’s sweet, spicy, sour and savory. The main difference is the use of cilantro in the Thai version. I love this dipping sauce with seafood, but like the Vietnamese dipping sauce, you can eat this with just about anything that needs a Southeast Asian flair.
Scallion oil (mo hanh) is a delicious Vietnamese condiment to brush over grilled anything, particularly grilled corn and grilled pork chops. This oil is also delicious lightly brushed over grilled seafood and rice noodles to prevent them from drying out and provide amazing aroma. Lastly, the vibrant green color makes for a beautiful garnish. Just don’t mind the extra calories!
This Vietnamese green seafood sauce has one ingredient that you wouldn’t expect: sweetened condensed milk. The taste is surprisingly delicious with so many different flavors: sweet, sour, spicy savory and the newest of them all, rich from the condensed milk. This sauce is perfect for any seafood lover. Simply boil, grill, or steam your seafood and serve this sauce on the side.
Vietnamese ginger fish sauce (Nuoc Mam Gung) is made from mixing together fish sauce, sugar, lemon/lime juice, garlic and ginger. It’s sweet, sour and spicy with a nice zing from freshly grated ginger, making it the perfect dipping sauce for poached chicken, duck and grilled seafood.