Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce

November 7, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce

Cambodian loves Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce. Authentic Khmer shrimp paste sauce is very popular in Cambodia. It has strong fishy odor but very yummy for dipping with vegetables, fruits, meat or fish.


1/4 cup of hot water
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 tablespoons of shrimp paste( kapik)
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Sambal Olekek chili paste
4 chopped hot chili pepper or to your taste (option)
1/2 cup of crushed unsalted roasted peanut(option)

Directions to make Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix water with sugar, stirs till sugar dissolved.
  2. Add shrimp paste, garlic, lime juice and chili paste,stirs well.
  3. Top with chopped fresh hot chili pepper and crushed peanut before serve.
  4. Note: For sweeter sauce add more sugar, or saltier sauce add more shrimp paste, adjust to your taste.

Enjoy it


Related Recipe: Shrimp and Tiny Green Egg Plant

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 258

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏36g 13%
Cholesterol ‏2mg 1%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏14g 28%
Sodium ‏4276mg 186%
Sugars ‏24g 48%


30 min


30 min




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