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Chile-Vinegar Sauce
(Nam-som - Thailand)

Serve with stir-fried noodle dishes such as Pad Thai.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 mild chile (such as Cubanelle, Hungarian wax or banana chile), sliced into rings

Instructions

  1. Put the vinegar in a small bowl and stir in the sugar until it is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the chile rings.
  3. Serve with a small spoon so guests can spoon a little onto their noodles.
  4. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator; this will keep 4 to 5 days.

Makes about 1/2 cup sauce.