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 stars4 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.
- MMomoVerified BuyerI recommend this productCooking Skills BeginnerFavorite things about the spice? Versatile, Great FlavorWhich cuisines did you use your spice in mostly? AsianRated 5 out of 5 stars12 seconds agoMY NEW FAV FISH SAUCE!!! Better than the red boat hype
I’ve been on a search for the perfect fish sauce since my partner and I have been together. I am Filipina, Chinese, and Spaniard. He’s Chinese, but his parents grew up in Vietnam. This means that Three Crabs is just not dank enough for me and Rufina Patis is waaaay too dank for him. We've tried Red Boat, but it just did not excite our palettes... but the moment we opened Son?!? OMG. It’s sooooo freakin’ good!!! Just dank enough for me, and perfectly balanced for my partner’s palette. I WISH I HAD A BARREL OF THIS. If you’re on a search for the umami flavor you’ve been craving– Son is the one!!!!
- PSPeter S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productCooking Skills AdvancedFavorite things about the spice? Great FlavorRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months 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 stars3 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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