Definition of nuoc cham in English:

nuoc cham

noun

  • A dipping sauce made from nuoc mam, chilies, garlic, sugar, lime juice, and rice vinegar.

    • ‘A filet mignon salad contains romaine dressed in a lime vinaigrette spiked with extra-spicy Vietnamese nuoc cham fish sauce.’
    • ‘This type of fish sauce can be the basis of a sauce incorporating other ingredients, for example the nuoc cham of Vietnam, made with nuoc mam, garlic, chilli, and lime juice.’

Origin

Vietnamese.

Pronunciation:

nuoc cham

/nəˈwäk ˈCHäm/