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Quick Nuoc Cham Sauce: a side view of a mason jar full of sauce sitting in front of a platter of herbs, lime wedges, and sliced scallions and jalapenos.

Quick Nuoc Cham Sauce

Quick Nuoc Cham Sauce is a simplified version of the classic Vietnamese condiment. My recipe also includes options for a veganized version of nuoc cham sauce.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Nuoc Cham, Nuoc Cham dipping sauce, Vietnamese dipping sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Add all ingredients to a screw-top jar. Lid tightly and shake. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Substitutions for Vegan Nuoc Cham Sauce

  1. Instead of fish sauce, use 3 tbsp of liquid aminos (see "Related Products" below the recipe).
  2. Use beet sugar, coconut sugar, or USDA-certified organic sugar.