Sweet chili sauce is a thick, sweet, sour, and spicy vegan condiment from Thailand. Use it as a marinade, to season grilled and fried foods, and for dipping.
Thai sweet chili sauce is known as nam chim kai in Thai. It’s commonly made with red chili peppers (Fresno chile, Thai, or red jalapeños), rice wine vinegar, garlic, fish sauce, and sugar. It’s used as a seasoning and dipping sauce.
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What Is Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Thai sweet chili sauce is a thick, sweet-spicy sauce used to season, glaze, and dip. It’s a versatile and classic condiment used in Asian cuisine, featuring chili flakes, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger. The spice levels can differ by brand.
What Does It Taste Like
It’s simultaneously sweet, savory, tangy and spicy.
How To Use
Use as a marinade for beef, chicken, and fish, as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, egg rolls, and non-Asian dishes like chicken wings. You can slather on burgers or sandwiches for some heat and flavor.
Where To Buy
It’s sold in bottles or jars. You can find the commercial variety at Asian grocery stores and big supermarkets.
How To Store
Keep unopened bottles in a pantry and store opened bottles in the fridge.