Vegetarian Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam)

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings

An easy-to-make fish sauce to use in all your Southeast Asian dishes.


2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons mirin
1 tablespoon water
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all the ingredients well. Makes about 1/3 cup.