Thai Fish Sauce: A Traditional Fermented Sauce

  • Wunwiboon Garnjanagoonchorn
Part of the Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain book series (ISEKI-Food, volume 11)


Fish sauce or “Nam Pla” in Thai, the clear aqueous product of prolonged salting fish fermentation, requires 9–12 months natural fermentation. It is made from either freshwater or saltwater fish. Fish sauce is used as a flavoring ingredient in Thai cooking as well as other Asian cooking.


Nam Pla Fish sauce Fermentation Flavoring ingredient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-IndustryKasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand

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