Every good Vietnamese cook needs to master this dipping sauce. It's used in many dishes to bring all the elements together. However, it can be easily botched, especially if your taste buds are not well versed in balancing subtle nuances between sour, sweet, salty and spicy. Check out this oriental hearty recipe that will met your heart away!
1. Peel carrot lengthwise with a vegetable peeler. Stack carrot slices and cut into very fine long julienne strips.
2. In a bowl, mash the garlic with the sugar. Add remaining ingredients and carrot slices and mix well and serve.