Definition of fish sauce in US English:

fish sauce


  • A Thai and Vietnamese sauce used as a flavoring or condiment, prepared from fermented anchovies and salt.

    • ‘Add the red pepper, peanuts, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste.’
    • ‘The most commonly sold commodities are foodstuffs and household items such as salt, sugar, fish sauce, soaps, clothing, fabric, tableware, and cooking implements.’
    • ‘Then add the water, potatoes, remaining soy sauce and fish sauce.’
    • ‘Dining in a Vietnamese restaurant, you must try its fish sauce, a specialty of the country.’
    • ‘Mix together the fish sauce, lime juice, chilli sauce and sesame seeds.’