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What is fish sauce and how is it used?
Bold, briny, and bursting with umami flavor, fish sauce is a beloved ingredient in many Asian countries. Considered particularly essential in Thai, Vietnamese, and Filipino kitchens, fish sauce is employed so frequently in cooking that it is akin to how salt and pepper are used in Western cuisines.
What is Thai fish sauce?
Thai fish sauce is one of the basic ingredients in Thai cooking, along with much of Asian cuisine. It has a rich, translucent reddish-golden brown color and is added liberally to nearly all Thai dishes.
What are the ingredients of fish sauce?
The basic ingredients of a good fish sauce are fish, water, and salt. Sometimes sugars such as caramel or molasses are added, or roasted rice, but it isn’t necessary. Fish sauce is referred to as nam pla in Thailand, teuk trei in Cambodia, nam pa in Laos, patis in the Philippines, and ngan bya yay in Burma.
What does fish sauce taste like?
Although not overly fishy in flavour, fish sauce has a distinctly pungent smell and strong salty flavour. Thai fish sauce is widely available in Asian shops and supermarkets but Vietnamese fish sauce can be more difficult to find. The colour ranges from light to very dark, but generally lighter-coloured sauces are regarded as better quality.