Sa Tế 
Chili Lemongrass Hot Sauce


Recipe and video by Dora Lê

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Sa tế is a rich, umami, and fragrant chili sauce that is commonly made with lemongrass. You're most likely to find it as the sauce that accompanies bún bò Huế (Huế style beef noodle soup). Use it as a dipping sauce by itself or mix with hoisin sauce. Add it to your marinades to elevate the dish. Sa tế is even delicious over a bowl of warm rice. It really is a universal condiment that goes with anything.

40 grams Northern Mountain Garlic, minced
60 grams Heaven Facing Chili (use less for a milder sauce)
30 grams Delta Lemongrass
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 to 3 teaspoon sugar (adjust based on desired sweetness)
384 grams (or 2 cups) vegetable oil or any other neutral oil

Vân Vân in use

Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Delta Lemongrass
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili
Heaven Facing Chili