Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
Nam Jim Gai
Nam Jim or Nam Chim is Thai for "Dipping Sauce". It's a generic term that can refer to many different kinds of dipping sauces in Thai cuisine. Most are a combination of spicy, salty, sweet, and sour flavors. This popular brand is a sweet and spicy version called Nam Jim Gai, or Dipping Sauce for Chicken, although it can be seen served on the side with many kinds of meats and snack foods. It's easy to make your own with just some chilies, garlic, and sugar. See our component recipe section.