Nước Chấm (Seasoned Fish Sauce)is the staple table condiment on most Vietnamese dining tables. Most commonly used as a dressing and a dipping sauce. Its complex, yet balanced flavors [spicy,...
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Why Does Fish Sauce Stink?
Commercial Fish Sauce is smelly. Not traditional Fish Sauce. Commercial Fish Sauce stinks because it uses anchovy extracts.
What is so bad about anchovy extract?
In the case of Anchovy extract in Vietnam, it’s old anchovies that were not fresh or sold at the market. It’s decaying fish, that is dried then pulverized into a paste with additives, such as processed wheat.
How is “traditional” Fish Sauce made?
Traditional Vietnamese Fish Sauce is made from fermenting 70% fresh wild-caught anchovy and 30% sea salt for one year. Like olive oil, Fish Sauce is pressed. The first press is comparable to (what Italians consider ‘extra virgin’) a ‘top tier’ product.
- CChefsaltyVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoCan't believe I've never tried this
I've been a professional cook for over 23 yrs. Never have I tried this fish sauce! It's so smooth and light but also hits all the right notes. It's not sour or funky or over salty like the rest. A literal cut above the competition and I'm here for it.
- PSPeter S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productCooking Skills AdvancedFavorite things about the spice? Great FlavorRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoSon Fish Sauce
Delicious! And authentic! And natural!
- JLJungho L.Verified BuyerI recommend this productCooking Skills AdvancedFavorite things about the spice? Great FlavorWhich cuisines did you use your spice in mostly? AsianRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agoAbsolutely the best fish sauce you can get
The fish sauce is so clean and so bold at the same time. It’s less fishy and gives more umami to any dish!
I prefer to use it for dipping because it’s too precious to cook with. I got 1 year aged Son fish sauce for that purpose. I’m happy to know the brand Son, and those will be in my fridge all the time.
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