Ginger Fish Sauce

November 9, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Ginger Fish Sauce

Ginger Fish Sauce, a delectable Khmer dipping sauce, adds a burst of flavor to meats, fish, and vegetables, making it a popular condiment in both Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisines. This savory dipping sauce brings together a harmonious blend of ingredients, featuring hot water, sugar, fresh lime juice, fish sauce, grated ginger root, minced garlic, and chopped hot chili peppers.

The preparation begins by dissolving sugar in hot water, creating a sweet base that serves as the foundation for the sauce. Fresh lime juice contributes a citrusy brightness, while fish sauce adds a savory umami depth to the mixture. The star of the show, fresh grated ginger root, introduces a warm and aromatic element that elevates the overall flavor profile. Additionally, minced fresh garlic and chopped hot chili peppers contribute layers of complexity and a hint of spiciness to the sauce.

This ginger-infused fish sauce is versatile and well-suited for dipping a variety of foods, including meats, fish, and vegetables. Its popularity in both Cambodia and Vietnam underscores its universal appeal, making it a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine. With its dynamic combination of sweet, savory, and spicy notes, Ginger Fish Sauce enhances the dining experience, offering a delicious accompaniment to a wide range of dishes. This simple yet flavorful recipe encapsulates the essence of Khmer culinary traditions, where the judicious use of ingredients creates a symphony of tastes.


1/4 cup of hot water
1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of fresh lime juice, approx 2 lime
1/4 cup of fish sauce
1/3 cup of fresh grated ginger root
2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
3 chopped hot chili pepper or to your taste(option)

Directions to make Ginger Fish Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix hot water with sugar till sugar dissolved.
  2. Add lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, garlic and pepper, mix well.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 125

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏30g 11%
Total Fat ‏1g 1%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏2g 4%
Sodium ‏2782mg 121%
Sugars ‏27g 54%


15 min


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