This is a super versatile dressing and perfect for Vietnamese style salads – noodle or otherwise – and as a dipping sauce for rice paper or spring rolls. Make it up in the morning, pop it in a jar and shake it about a bit when you’re ready to use it.
What you need
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- juice of one lime
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 long red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped*
What you do with it
- Put the water, fish sauce, sugar and vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn it down and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to dissolve the sugar.
- Stir through the lime juice, garlic and chilli.
*A note on the chilli – we like things spicy so tend to leave some seeds in or include all or half of a small Thai style chilli as well. Your call.