All-purpose dipping sauce

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Him (singing after Imagine): Imagine no possessions… a brotherhood of man… Imagine all the people sharing all the world…

Him: But mom, isn’t it Communist?

Me: !!!

all-purpose dipping sauce

(From Vanh Khuyen Le)

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup lime juice (about 1 lime)
Chopped garlic and red chilis (as desired)

  1. In a medium bowl, mix sugar + cold water + fish sauce until the sugar is disolved.
  2. Add lime juice and mix well.
  3. Add chopped garlic and red chilis.
  4. Use immediately or refrigerate for a month.