Lemon Grass Sauce

November 9, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Lemon Grass Sauce

Lemon Grass Sauce, a popular element of Khmer country cuisine, is a delightful combination of sweetness, sourness, and spiciness, primarily designed for dipping meat or fish. This homemade sauce encapsulates the essence of Khmer flavors and is celebrated for its delicious simplicity. The straightforward recipe makes it easily accessible, allowing enthusiasts to recreate this delectable sauce in the comfort of their homes.

To prepare the Lemon Grass Sauce, one simply needs to start by dissolving sugar in hot water, creating a sweet foundation for the sauce. Lime juice contributes a refreshing tang, while fish sauce adds a savory depth to the mixture. The aromatic blend is further enhanced with the addition of garlic, lending a subtle pungency, and the distinctive flavor of lemongrass, which imparts a citrusy and herbal note. The concoction is then stirred well, ensuring that all the ingredients meld seamlessly to create a harmonious balance of flavors.

This sauce, with its sweet, sour, and spicy profile, serves as a versatile and delicious accompaniment for various meats and fish. The simplicity of the recipe makes it an easy and quick option for those looking to enhance their meals with authentic Khmer flavors. The Lemon Grass Sauce embodies the spirit of Khmer country food, where the art of combining simple ingredients results in a dish that is not only flavorful but also reflective of the culinary heritage of the region. Enjoy this easy-to-make sauce that adds a burst of taste to your favorite meats and fish.


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

Directions to make Lemon Grass Sauce

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

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 158

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏39g 14%
Total Fat ‏1g 1%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏3g 6%
Sodium ‏3708mg 161%
Sugars ‏35g 70%


15 min


10 min




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