Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is Thai cuisine‘s main salting agent. It’s made from fermenting anchovies with salt to create an umami-filled salty seasoning that is used in everything from salads and dips to stir-fries and curries. We also use it as an all-purpose tableside seasoning, much like salt and pepper are used in the West.

When it comes to choosing a brand, look for a fish sauce with few ingredients. The label should list no more than these three: anchovies, salt and sugar. A high protein content also indicates higher concentration of fish.

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