nuoc cham

Pronunciation: [noo-ahk CHAHM]

A Vietnamese condiment that's based on nuoc nam (fish sauce) combined with various seasonings that can include red chiles, garlic, lime juice, ginger and sugar.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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