Archive | Sauces & Pickles

Ginger Fish Sauce: Zesty and Tangy this Dipping Sauce is bursting with fresh flavors! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Ginger Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam Gung)

Ginger Fish Sauce is a tangy and sweet dipping sauce made of fresh ginger, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice. A bit thicker than the traditional fish sauce dipping sauce, this zesty sauce is often served with chicken and duck. Bites of poultry are dipped into this amazing sauce for a flavor explosion that is […]

Continue Reading
Easy Refrigerator Jalapenos Pickles | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pickled Jalapenos (Ot Ngam Giam)

Crunchy, tart and slightly sweet, these Pickled Jalapenos are delicious condiments accompanying many Asian dishes. If you can’t seem to get enough of these tasty tidbits, it’s time to make some at home so there’s always plenty on-hand. This recipe is as easy as it gets with just a few ingredients. Use this versatile pickling solution to pickle any other foods […]

Continue Reading
A very unique-tasting condiment that is similar to a soft and creamy cheese.

Fermented Chili Tofu (Chao)

This Fermented Chili Tofu is a favorite with vegetarians but you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it.  This deliciously briny and creamy tofu, which has been equated to a soft bleu cheese, is often served as a dip for fresh vegetables or simply a flavoring for rice in place of soy sauce or fish sauce.  Use it as […]

Continue Reading
Enjoy these refreshing spring rolls with a sweet and savory dipping sauce!

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper.  My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

Continue Reading
Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me) - this unique Vietnamese dipping sauce is perfect combination of tart, spicy and sweet. It's goes perfectly with fish and seafood!

Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me)

If you’ve had this tangy, spicy and slightly sweet sauce, just the thought of it should start you salivating.  Made of tamarind, garlic, red chilies, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce this sauce is a unique combination of tart and sweet.  A tantalizing concoction, this sauce is typically served with baked fish wrapped in rice paper and […]

Continue Reading
Satay Chili Paste

Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te)

Everyone who knows me knows that I love spicy foods.  I am so addicted and crave the spice so much that I often carry my favorite hot sauce around in my handbag so it’s always handy.  This chili paste is my favorite not because it’s super spicy but because it has lots of flavor.  The name should […]

Continue Reading
Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Mustard greens are sturdy vegetables and so are really great for pickling. When pickled just right they are crispy and satisfyingly tart.  My Mom use to make jars and jars of these delicious mustard greens around Vietnamese New Year/Tet for our family.  It wasn’t until I tried making them for myself that I quickly learned there is […]

Continue Reading
Savory and Delicious Dried Carrot Radish Pickles (Dua Mon) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles (Dua Mon)

Although I could eat these Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles year-round, I only indulge in these savory, slightly sweet and crunchy pickles during Lunar New Year.  That’s because they are always served along-side New Year’s Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung or Banh Tet).  These pickles are salty good, thanks to the liberal use of […]

Continue Reading
Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Sweet and Salty Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Toasted sesame seeds, crushed roasted peanuts, a little sugar and a bit of salt–a simple combination that just excites my taste buds.  This delicious topping is commonly enjoyed on various sticky rice (xoi, a staple in the Viet diet) dishes and desserts.  I always have this sweet and savory mixture handy in my cupboard.  2 […]

Continue Reading
Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

We’ve all seen these chopped scallions cooked in oil atop rice plates and as garnishes for noodles, meats and fish.  It adds a fresh onion flavor and a vibrant pop of color to any dish or meal.  This simple condiment is the easiest thing to make and one of the essential recipes every good cook should […]

Continue Reading

Affiliate Disclaimer - This website contains advertisements for
products and services. When you click on a link I recommend,
I may receive a commission. For more information go here.