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nuoc cham Syllabification: nu·oc cham
Pronunciation: /nəˈwäk ˈCHäm/

Definition of nuoc cham in English:


A dipping sauce made from nuoc mam, chilies, garlic, sugar, lime juice, and rice vinegar.
Example sentences
  • A filet mignon salad contains romaine dressed in a lime vinaigrette spiked with extra-spicy Vietnamese nuoc cham fish sauce.
  • This type of fish sauce can be the basis of a sauce incorporating other ingredients, for example the nuoc cham of Vietnam, made with nuoc mam, garlic, chilli, and lime juice.



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