Prik Nam Pla – Spicy Thai Fish Sauce

By February 11, 2022Sauce

This dipping sauce is on every Thai table. It’s quick and easy to make and adds a salty-spicy addition to any meal. I do love it, especially on fried eggs for breakfast. Enjoy!



Prep time

6 Minutes

Cooking time


Adapted from Hot Thai Kitchen


  • 15ml fish sauce
  • 10ml lime juice
  • pinch sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon torn coriander leaves
  • 1 red birds-eye chilli, (deseed to reduce heat)
  • 1 green birds-eye chilli, (deseed to reduce heat)


  • Add fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, onion, coriander, and chillies, stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Place bowl on the table and spoon over any meal, rice, or soup for extra spice. 

   Season to taste. 

  • Add more fish sauce for more salt
  • Add lime juice if too salty
  • Add sugar if too bitter or spicy.

Note: This sauce is always on the Thai tables served as a seasoning to any food that needs a little extra spice. (It’s known as their salt and pepper) 

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