Mắm nêm

Mắm nêm
Alternative names Mam Nem
Type Condiment
Place of origin Vietnam
Region or state Phu Quoc
Main ingredients Fermented Fish
Ingredients generally used Pineapple
Similar dishes Nước mắm
Cookbook: Mắm nêm  Media: Mắm nêm

Mắm nêm is a sauce made of fermented fish. Unlike the more familiar nước mắm (fish sauce), mắm nêm is powerfully pungent, similar to shrimp paste. Many of the regions that produce fish sauce, for example Phú Quốc, also produce mắm nêm. It is commonly mixed with sugar, pineapple, and spices to make a prepared sauce called mắm nêm pha sẵn, the key ingredient in bún mắm.


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