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Prik Nam Pla - The Incredible Thai Table Condiment

Prik Nam Pla (พริกน้ำปลา) is an incredible Thai Table Condiment made with chilis, fish sauce and aromatics for spring rolls, fish and everything in between.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 6 tbsps
Calories: 7kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 3 cloves Garlic peeled and minced
  • 1-2 Thai bird chilis
    depending on how hot you like it
  • 2 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
    sugar or palm sugar (or can use sugar substitute)
  • cup Cilantro
    chopped - optional
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chives chopped - optional


  • Mix your minced garlic, Thai bird chilis, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar or sugar substitute like stevia and cilantro in a bowl. Taste test. Adjust for your desired level of spice by adding more chili, sour by adding more lime, salty by adding more fish sauce and sweet by adding more sugar or sugar alternative.
  • Enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for up to 3 days.



Thai Bird chilis might be LITTLE but they are MIGHTY. Start out with just a little and then add more according to your desired heat level. Also, you may want to wear gloves whilst cutting up your chilis or at least make sure you do not rub your eyes or any body part until you wash your hands well. You will only do that once! Feel free to use other chili peppers you have on hand as a substitute but note that each has a different Scoville heat index. 
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Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg