Well- Known Dipping Sauces Along Vietnam

Dipping sauce is not only familiar dish in a daily meal but also famous specialties of many parts of the country such as Phu Quoc, Hue, Tra Vinh.

Fish Sauce

mam ca

Fish sauce is most famous in Cat Ba (Hai Phong), Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang). Each place has its own secret to make its specialty more delicious and characteristic.

Shrimp Paste

ma tom

In northern, maybe most people know this kind of sauce which is described as color of ripen sim fruit, strong taste. Most famous place for this sauce is Hau Loc district, Thanh Hoa province which was issued certificate in 2010 by Intellectual Property Department.

Fiddler Crab Sauce

mam cay

Fiddler crab sauce is a specialty of Thai Binh. It is made of fiddler crab’s meat, a kind of crab live in coastal area. Fiddler crab will be processed, ground and mixed with salt, then incubated in jars 7 to 10 days and then exposed under sun and frost. Finally, mixed with roasted ground rice and wine yeast to eliminate odor and create fragrance.

Fermented Shrimp Paste

mam tom chua

Fermented shrimp paste in Hue is served with rice or noodle, in which always with boiled pork meat and vegetable. If you want to buy it, you can drop into Dong Ba market, it costs VND 65,000-85,000/ box.

Fermented Anchovy Dipping Sauce

mam nem

If you fall in love with coated cake rolled with pork meat in Da Nang, surely you will never forget the favor of fermented anchovy dipping sauce. You can drop into Con market or Han market to but this kind of cake, just VND 50,000/ bottle.

Crab sauce (“còng” sauce)

mam cong

Còng sauce is popular in the South West region and is famous specialty of Long An, Ben Tre, Tien Giang. The sauce is made ​​from a kind of small crabs.

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