Thai Crack Sauce

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Introducing Thai Crack Sauce: The Versatile and Addictive Thai Dipping Sauce!

If you’re a fan of Thai cuisine, then you’re in for a treat with Thai Crack Sauce. This Southeast Asian dipping sauce is my absolute favorite and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Whether you use it as a marinade, dipping sauce, or even a delectable salad dressing, Thai Crack Sauce is a must-try!

This sauce, also known as Nam jim jaew, is a popular dipping sauce that pairs perfectly with spring rolls, egg rolls, and a variety of breaded or sautéed foods like chicken fingers, fish sticks, and fries. Its addictive flavor is simply irresistible. If you’re like me and love recreating your favorite dishes from your travels abroad, making your own Thai Crack Sauce is a rewarding endeavor. Let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to make this mouthwatering Thai Dipping Sauce!

To create this incredible sauce, we start with a classic combination of Asian fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. But we don’t stop there! We enhance the flavors with fresh cilantro, raw garlic, and hot chili flakes, resulting in a sauce that effortlessly complements a variety of dishes. From dressing salads to marinating steaks, and of course, coating dumplings, Thai Crack Sauce adds a delightful twist to your meals.

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This sauce shares similarities with the spicy and sour dipping sauce Nam jim jaew, originating from the Northeast of Thailand. With countless variations of the perfect jaew recipe within families, it can be a challenge to identify the exact one. Nonetheless, this flavorful sauce is a fantastic addition to grills and barbecues, tantalizing your taste buds with every bite.

Prepare to be hooked on Thai Crack Sauce! Once you try it, you’ll understand why it deserves a 12-star rating. It’s the sauce you love from Thai restaurants, only better! Whether enjoyed with egg rolls, drizzled over romaine leaves, or used to create an incredible Asian slaw with cabbage, this sauce is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with Crack Sauce – it’s simply irresistible!

Serve this with some crispy Ragoons, Soybean Sprout Soup or some crunchy Mushroom Spring Rolls.


Thai Crack Sauce

Thai Crack Sauce

  • Author: Northern Coast
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Total Time: 1:00
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: Asian


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  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. chili pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lukewarm water


  1. Combine all ingredients, and refrigerate. After about one hour, all of the dry ingredients will have penetrated the fish sauce, lime, and water, and your sauce will be ready to serve. Warning: VERY ADDICTIVE.


  • Serving Size: 2
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