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“I enclose a recipe for Nuoc Mam Gung, a Thai sauce which can be used for dipping or as a kind of salad dressing (in small amounts; it's HOT!). At home we often have it with prawns grilled with garlic and chilis and a salad made from lettuce, finely sliced onion and coriander (cilantro in the States?). Nuoc Mam Gung”
1 batch

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 piece ginger, peeled (5 cm piece)
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 birds eye chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 12 lime, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 tablespoons nam pla (fish sauce, available from oriental supermarkets)


  1. Put the lot in a food processor and whizz until liquid.
  2. Taste, and add more lime/Nam Pla if you think it needs it. Thanks, Liz Ling

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