Definition of nuoc mam in English:

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nuoc mam

Pronunciation: /nwɒk ˈmɑːm/

noun

[mass noun]
A spicy Vietnamese fish sauce.
Example sentences
  • He wants to try a sorbet made of nuoc mam, the Vietnamese fermented fish sauce that is a staple in most dishes, though not an obvious ingredient in desserts.
  • All dishes were accompanied by a tasty dipping sauce, which I'm suspecting was some sort of diluted nuoc mam (fermented fish sauce, but much nicer than you think).
  • 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.

Origin

Vietnamese.

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