Nuoc cham (Vietnamese dipping sauce)
'Nuoc Cham' is a common name for a variety of Vietnamese sweeten 'dipping sauces' that are served quite frequently as condiments.
4 tbsp hot water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 chilli finely chopped
1. Dissolve sugar in hot water, followed by the fish sauce and white vinegar. Taste for balance, add a little more fish sauce or vinegar to your liking.
2. Add the garlic and chilli and stir and set aside until needed.