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Nam Jim Wan
(Sweet Dipping Sauce – Thai)


This is a simple dipping sauce usually used with deep fried items such as spring rolls and stuffed chicken wings.


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar (preferably rice vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese pickled plums
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced prik ki nu daeng (red birdseye chiles)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, julienned or grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Boil the water, and add the pickled plums (sometimes sold as 'salted plums'), and simmer for five minutes.
  2. Remove the plums to a food processor and puree them.
  3. Continue to boil the water, adding and dissolving the sugar, then adding the vinegar and salt. If any sugar is still undissolved, add a little more water until it dissolves.
  4. Return the plums to the mixture, and then pour over the other ingredients in a sterilized preserving jar, and keep in a cool place for at least a week before using.

Posted by WingsFan91 at Recipe Goldmine 11/15/2001 4:51 pm.

Special thanks to Muoi Khuntilanont.


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