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a bowl of Thai chili dipping sauce or nam jim jaew
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5 from 19 votes

Thai Chili Dipping Sauce (Nam Jim Jaew) Recipe

This Thai chili dipping sauce or nam jim jaew is sweet, sour, a little spicy and has got that smoky flavor from a secret ingredient. It's very quick and easy to make and great with any type of grilled or fried meat, sticky rice and fresh vegetables. If you're a fan of Thai food, you're definitely going to love this flavorful jaew sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Thai
Author: Nart



  • Remove the root of the green onion and finely chop the rest.
  • Peel the shallots and thinly slice them.
  • Pour the fish sauce, lime juice, and granulated sugar into a bowl and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Add the chili flakes, toasted rice powder, chopped green onion, and sliced shallots and mix with a spoon. Enjoy the sauce with your main dish!


Depending on how spicy you want your sauce to be, you can add less or more chili flakes than suggested. If you want to increase thickness, add more toasted rice powder. For the sauce to be runnier, use less toasted rice powder.