Sometimes, salt isn’t enough. When your recipes need a more complex kick of saltiness and umami, you should be reaching for fish sauce. This fermented sauce packs an irresistible combination of briny, earth, and umami flavors that has become one of the prominent taste profiles in Southeast Asian cuisine.
But what is it exactly? How is fish sauce made and how does it differ from other briny sauces? In this blog, we answer all your questions on fish sauce, share recipes that use this ember-colored umami bomb, and list down alternatives that you can use in case it’s hard to get your hands on this sauce.
Pro-tip: You can always get the best fish sauce at Karman Foods!