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Fish Sauce??

GatoGato Posts: 766
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
The only brand I have seen is Thai kitchens, premium fish sauce, extra virgin. Anyone have any experience with it. Haven't seen three crabs.
Geaux Tigers!!!

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  • prattpratt Posts: 9
    Luckily, I live right outside of a major city that has a chinatown, so I can get the real deal - but I've used Thai kitchen in a pinch (I ran out last year and needed it quick!) and it's fine...
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Go to an Asian market and grab a bottle of Tiparos brand, it's all I've used for 16 years and it's carried in every Asian market I've been in.
  • Gato - where do you live?  As FxLynch said, an Asian market (where I live, they are called "Ranch 99") should have it. 

    The kind my GF (who is Filippina & also has Vietnamese family) gets is called "Nuoc Mam" (pronounced "nook mum") and she swears by it!!  (it's Vietnamese).  She uses it in sour soup, w/ mangos (gross), w/ rice...

    BTW, this is off to the side, but while we're talking about Asian condiments & sauces, if you're in an Asian market - pick up some Jufran - it's called "banana ketchup" or "banana sauce" but it doesn't taste anything like bananas (it's from the Philippines). 

    It tastes like ketchup w/ a "kick" and I like to use it anywhere I'd use regular ketchup, and it's ESPECIALLY good on eggs (just used some this morning when I did an Egg Muffin sandwich for breakfast)!!!! mmmmmmm mmmmmm gooooood stuff!!


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,952
    HH,

    What you are calling Nuoc Mam (which I'm sure is the proper name), everybody else calls "Three Crabs".  That is what I use.  I originally bought it because Grace Young (author of Breath Of A Wok and Stir Fry To The Sky's Edge) recommended it.
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  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited March 2012
    VI - hahahahahaa... you're right!!!!

    After reading your post, I looked @ the bottle, and sure enough, it's got a graphic of three crabs w/ the words "three crabs brand" below it!! 

    I've never noticed that b4, and my GF always calls it "Nuoc Mam" so I never really paid any attention & always thought that's just what it was. 

    BTW, the pronunciation of "Nuoc Mam" as "Nook Mum" isn't 100% accurate, as there are slight inflections in the words because of the Vietnamese language.  Those inflections are extremely hard to describe via written word - they need to be heard.  But, in writing, "Nook Mum" is close enough ;)

    P.S.  give that Jufran a try some time - I think you'll like it, I really do!!
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,952
    I might try the Jufran.  We also have a 99 Market.  It is so clean, you could eat off the floor.
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Thanks all. I will see if there is an Asian market. Just asking about this brand as I would never know if it was good or not having never used fish sauce.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • LitLit Posts: 5,646
    In Georgia h mart has like 15 different choices for fish sauce. The only bad thing is all the bottles are about a liter.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,148
    In Georgia h mart has like 15 different choices for fish sauce. The only bad thing is all the bottles are about a liter.
    the good thing is fish sauce already went bad, you can leave it out on the counter for years and its still good, i mean it cant go badder
    :))
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,237
    edited March 2012
    In Georgia h mart has like 15 different choices for fish sauce. The only bad thing is all the bottles are about a liter.
    the good thing is fish sauce already went bad, you can leave it out on the counter for years and its still good, i mean it cant go badder
    :))
    Um, yeah it can.  I didn't read the label of my first bottle, you are NOT supposed to keep it in the refrigerator, but I did.
    I think it was an earlier thread on this forum that explained the non-frig feature, and I pulled my bottle out of the frig but noticed it had partially frozen, you could hear chunks sloshing around.
    The next morning, I picked up the bottle, and 
    and
    and the chunks were still in there!  
    :O 
    I gingerly carried it out to the trash can, and bought a fresh bottle.  
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  • gamera06gamera06 Posts: 80
    These are salt crystals...
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,148
    was probably just  salt crystals, if they just put it in brown bottles
    like worcestershire one would never know, oh and rename it steak sauce
    :-\"
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