12 Thai Tastes of Dipping Sauce and their Matches You Might Never Know

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Many of people from other countries would love to experience Thailand’s local dishes while many of the dishes will be tastier with dipping sauces. Ketchup is the one for fried dishes like the other dipping sauces are when they find good matches for tasty foods.

Thai dipping sauces can be pronounced in Thai as naam-chim literally means something wet for dipping. To match the right dish with the right naam-chim is worth knowing. Check this out to see what taste they are and what dishes they are for.

MThai English has listed 12 Thai Tastes of Dipping Sauce and their Matches You Might Never Know.

#1 Naam pla phrik : Thai Chili Fish Sauce  (Thai : น้ำปลาพริก)

Taste : Salty and sour taste together with the spicy or hot from the chili
For : Omelette or stir fried dishes

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2 Naam chim saty  : Satay peanut sauce
(Thai : น้ำจิ้มสะเต๊ะ )

Taste : Flavorful with peanut sauce
For : Thai satay

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#3  Naam chim kai  : Thai sweet chili sauce (Thai : น้ำจิ้มไก่ )

Taste : Medium spicy and very sweet
For : Grilled chicken (Kai yang)

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#4 Naam chim thot man  : Thai sweet chili sauce
(Thai : น้ำจิ้มทอดมัน )

Taste : Medium spicy and very sweet
For : Dipping sauce for deep-fried fish cakes

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#5 Naam chim taochiao : Yellow bean sauce (Thai : น้ำจิ้มเต้าเจี้ยว)

Taste : Containing yellow soybean paste (taochiao)

For : Khao man kai (Hainanese chicken rice)

 

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#6 Achat : Condiment or salad  (Thai : อาจาด)

Taste : Containning fresh chopped cucumber, spring onion and chili, mixed with vinegar

For : It is usually served with naam chim saty as a dip for satay.

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#7 Naam chim suki  : Spicy suki sauce  (Thai : น้ำจิ้มสุกี้)

Taste :  Containing sesame oil and oyster sauce
For :  Thai suki (the Thai version of the Chinese hot pot)

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#8 Naam chim chaeo  : Thai chilli dip  (Thai: น้ำจิ้มแจ่ว)

Taste : Containning ground dry-roasted glutinous rice, fish sauce and
dried red pepper flakes
For : Grilled pork or grilled chicken

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#9 Naam chim thale : Thai seafood sauce  (Thai: น้ำจิ้มทะเล)

Taste : Containning arlic, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and chilis
For : Grilled or steamed seafood

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#10 Naam chim Mu kratha :  Spicy barbecue sauce (Thai : น้ำจิ้มหมูกระทะ)

 Taste : Spicy
 For :  Thai barbecue

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#11   Naam chim  buai  : Plum sauce (Thai : น้ำจิ้มบ๊วย)

Taste : Sweet and sour
For : Deep fried crab roll cake

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#12 Naam chim look chin :Thai spicy sauce for grilled meatballs

(Thai : น้ำจิ้มลูกชิ้น)

Taste : Sweet, sour  and spicy

For :  Grilled meatballs

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