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Thai Chili Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


A sweet, sour, salty and spicy Thai chili dipping sauce used to dip unripe crispy and tart fruits like mangoes, sour plums, and apples.



1/3 cup Sugar

1/3 cup Lime juice

1/3 cup Fish Sauce

1/2 cup Shallots sliced thin but leave about 2/3 inch in length.

1-3 table spoon Chili Flakes (as Preferred.)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, stir well until the sugar is as dissolved as it can be. Let it sit for 5 minutes for the shallots to soften and sugar dissolved.  Up to 30 minutes (if you can wait!).  Stir well  before serving.
  2. Cut up the tart apples into thin but wide slices. Think using the slices to scoop up the sauce into your mouth.
  3. Dip the apple slices and scoop in to enjoy all the flavor explosions in your mouth! Share this with a friend or family members and have some ice water ready to cool off your mouth.


* You can adjust the spiciness level as needed with this recipe.

* To keep the tart fruit from turning brown, soak it in salt water. Just add a table spoon of salt to a 3-4 cups of water.

  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: Thai chili dipping sauce, Spicy thai dipping sauce, Thai chili sauce, mango dipping sauce