Sweet and sour peanut dipping sauce (Tuk Trey)

Preparation time: 15 mins
Complexity:  easy
Serves: 2


  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 clove of garlic minced finely
  • ½ cup of roasted peanuts crushed finely
  • 2 tsp chilli paste or 1 chopped red chilli (optional)


  1. Combine sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, water, garlic, and chilli in a mixing bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Taste and adjust the sweet and sour balance.
  2. Add roasted crushed peanuts when serving.


  • Store in a jar for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • A modern technique adapted this recipe to use white vinegar (instead of lime juice) for making this sauce in bulk and keeping it refrigerated for several months.


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