Chili and Vinegar Sauce

chili & vinegar sauce, or ‘prik naam som’ is a primarily sour (but also spicy) condiment used to flavor noodles.



  1. Mash the garlic, chilies and salt in a stone mortar and pestle until a paste.
  2. Add the vinegar & sugar and mix well.


Be *very* careful when you mash up the chilies, bits of chilies can fly out of the mortar and are very painful if the end up in your eye. I place one hand over the top of the mortar so that things hit my hand instead of flying out.

You can store chili & vinegar sauce in the refrigerator for weeks, if not months.


4 thoughts on “Chili and Vinegar Sauce

  1. Ive tried this its really delicious.I really think it suits fish well.

    A great chilli sauce which is so easy to make.

    Thank you

  2. Thanks you have some nice recipes, but some more posts here for nam jim would be would be a great addition. nam jim talae and a recipe for pla neung manao or nam jim jaew for bbq pork. Even some recipes like nam prik num, nam prik ong and nam tok would be a great hit here.

  3. Hello again. Can I store this for? If so how long? I just tried this over some rice. I liked it. And depending how much you put on the rice. You can adjust the heat level to your taste. James

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