Fish sauce provides the essential savory flavor found in traditional Thai cuisine. Our Premium Fish Sauce is made only from the careful first pressing of salted anchovies. Its complex flavor blends smoothly with the sweet, tangy and spicy flavors of … see full wiki
I can purchase this locally from a number of sources, including the dominant supermarket chain in Central Florida. Therefore my review will focus on this fish sauce and not address price or shipping.
Not all fish sauces are created equal. I spent a lot of my life in Asia and was first introduced to this in the Philippines where it's called patis. This is identical to a high quality patis in all respects. Do be aware that this, like patis or other Thai brands, is extremely high in sodium. A single gram of this sauce contains 890mg. That means that a teaspoon contains a whopping 4450mg, so use it very sparingly if you have sodium restrictions.
My main use is to chop fresh bird's eye peppers and make a combination dipping sauce and condiment that is called phrik nam pla in Thai. It's also delicious by itself on on grilled eggplant and zucchini, and especially pork (which I have not eaten in decades but did enjoy with this sauce when I did consume it.) Actually, this is perfect on mixed grilled or fried vegetables and will enhance many dishes if used in lieu of salt or soy sauce.
Bottom line: this is a quality fish sauce that is identical to patis and the equal of any brand I have used.
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