Honey Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Just a few ingredients whisked together–it doesn’t get any easier than this!  This sweet, savory and tangy sauce makes an amazing dipping sauce for spring rolls and lettuce wraps, a tasty marinade for meats or a wonderful condiment for rice or other foods.  It’s a great alternative to the sauces made with fish sauce if you’re looking for a vegetarian option.  Try it as a salad dressing.  It’s delish!

This sauce goes perfectly with the Vegetarian Spring Rolls.

Watch the video below for instructions.


1/4 cup water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp sesame oil
toasted sesame seed


Whisk the first five ingredients together combining well.  When serving, give it a quick stir and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Refrigerate any remaining sauce and consume within the week.

Yields: 1 cup

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2 Responses to Honey Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

  1. rubin December 26, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I love your neat and well chosen favorites. Would like to know more about collected festive meals for big celebrations. So far I haven’t had the chance to host at my house because don’t have a clear idea of how to.

    Thanks for your great website.


    • Trang December 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Hi Rubin,
      Lunar New Year is coming up, a big festive occasion with lots of good eats. I’ll be sharing many of the traditional dishes in January so please stay tuned. Also, take a look at the postings over the last two months. They are my favorite holiday recipes and great for entertaining. I hope you find a recipe you like and please let me know if you have any questions. Happy Cooking and thanks for stopping by.

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