This is the Vegan version for the fish sauce commonly used for noodles and spring rolls.


-1/2 cup sugar
-3/4 cup water or coconut juice
-1 ½ tsp salt
-Thai chilies, white cabbage
-soy sauce
-lime juice

What to Do:
Chop chilies and cabbage (cabbage to imitate the looks of garlic). Mix everything together and give a taste test all flavors should be even. Finally add a few drops of soy sauce for color. The final results should look and taste somewhat like the ‘real’ fish sauce.

***Because my vegetarian dishes are prepared with “Buddhist Laws” in mind; besides not using meats and animal products, I do not use garlic, onions, leeks, chives, or any type of alcohol. However, if your main goal in being vegan cooking is to just avoid meats, feel free to add the any of the mentioned above to spice up you dishes.***

Comments (5)

On 7:50 PM , Anonymous said...

oh my BUDDHA! you even have vegan fish u know I'm been so looking for it!!!thanks!!!!

On 8:43 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

this is acutally a shortcut version of vegan fish sauce. You can make 'fish sauce' with soybeans and then use to make this and in any other recipes that calls for fish sauce.

On 7:09 PM , VegAn Grace said...

Thanks so much! We've been looking for a good recipe of vegan fish sauce. We will try it and post it on, Courtesy of Playing With My Food,
Thanks again!

On 4:49 PM , little corner of us said...

Thanks so much! I am so in need of this recipe.

On 10:48 PM , Anonymous said...

ah this is interesting. my cousin taught me how to make nước mắm chay but hers was much more complicated then yours. it had to do with squeezing the juice out of a pineapple and reducing the juice with sugar and stuff to a syrup like consistency and more that i dont even remember. yours is so simple i am definitely going to try it. thank you for posing this.