<p>So why make vegan fish sauce? Well, if you like to make your own vegan Thai or Vietnamese food, fish sauce is a very common ingredient and gives these cuisines a nice flavor. I used this vegan fish sauce recipe in Nuoc Cham (the sauce used for Bun Chay aka vermercelli salad bowls) and you can also use it to season fresh Thai papaya salad. (It’s made with green unripe papaya and is more like a raw squash).</p>
Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese dipping sauce) Keeps in the fridge for a month or more. Makes 1-1/2 cups (approx.). Ingredients: 1/2 tsp chili paste with garlic (Lan Chi brand is best) 2/3 cup hot water 1/4 cup sugar (or less, to taste) 1/4 cup fish sauce (use Three Crabs brand with pink label to achieve best flavor) Juice of 1/2 lime Directions: Place all ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake! (via The Perfect Pantry®)
Chef-owner Andy Ricker, who takes annual trips to Southeast Asia, first tried fish sauce wings at a roadside stand in Saigon seven years ago. He scribbled down his guess at the ingredients on a paper napkin, which he carried with him until Pok Pok opened.
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