Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (a.k.a. Nuoc Mam)
1 1/2 cup fresh coconut juice or water
8 Tbsp fish sauce
6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
6 tsp rice vinegar
6 Tbsp sugar
1 deseeded and finely chopped fresh red chili
4 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup finely sliced carrots (optional)
Combine the coconut juice or water, rice vinegar and sugar in a saucepan, and gently bring this to a boil. Allow this mixture to cool down.
Add the fish sauce, lime juice, chili, garlic and carrots into the mixture. This delicious dipping sauce is ready to be served.
Note: If you have any leftovers, just put it into a container and freeze it for another meal.