Has anyone ever had that nasty "fish sauce" they sell in Vietnamese restaurants and other places? It smells like the crotch of a swamp alligator in
heat, like rotten, fermented ass, and it's like the worst stuff imaginable, right? How could anyone ever eat that S#???
I had someone once ask my if I wanted that "S#" on a pizza I had ordered. I warned them I'd stab them in the face with "spurtle" if they ever asked
me that again!!
Fish Sauce haters of the world...UNITE!! **HOO-AHH**
Well, hang on a second...the stuff is actually called "Nam Pla" (at least the Vietnamese kind is), and it's actually some FANTASTIC stuff! Yes, much
of it smells like a rotten jock strap wrapped in a fermented marinated dead cat-fish, but you don't use too much of this stuff because it's really
salty. When you do use it, it imparts a flavor unlike any other (and nothing like dead marinated cats and jock straps). In fact, it doesn't even
taste like fish at all.
Now, most people think of foods like Thai food as being hot (most don't know of Vietnamese food other than "Pho"), but many of these foods are
absolutely delicious. They're not hot; they're very fresh and they're fantastic. AND, there's always this flavor in them you just cant figure
Wanna know what it is????
LOL..yep, you guessed it...fish sauce.
So, everyone on the planet thinks they like Thai food because they like "Pad-Thai", right? Honestly, can anyone name any other Vietnamese dish???
Well, even Pad-Thai has fish sauce in it! Yep, stinky rotten socks, fermented rotten cat...fish and a whiff of jockstrap.
I jest, but fish sauce is a really fantastic thing, and anyone who likes any kind of Asian cooking should get past the **gack** reflex initially and
actually start using this stuff!!
There are different varieties based on location and culture. There are Vietnamese varieties, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese, and even Japan is now
getting into it (albeit mixed with shoyu, or soy sauce).
My brand? Well, it's one of the saltiest and fishiest of all, but one of the best..."Red Boat"
So go get ya some fish sauce, you can get it in most grocery stores (not Red Boat, but others). You can add it to anything and it will make
everything better. Doesn't taste like fish, and doesn't taste like Asian...just good. Hell, you could put this stuff on lasagna even, and it would
edit on 12/6/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)