Nam pla

Nam pla is a pungent and salty Thai fish sauce that tastes a lot better than it smells! Nam pla’s potency comes from fermented fish – usually anchovies – so make sure you don’t serve it to any vegetarian guests.

Once you get past the unpleasant smell, nam pla is a wonderful ingredient to be used in marinades, as a seasoning or in dipping sauces. It’s usually added at the end of cooking in Thai dishes.

Nam pla

More to discover

Subscribe to our magazine

Food stories, skills and tested recipes, straight to your door... Enjoy 5 issues for just £5 with our special introductory offer.


Unleash your inner chef

Looking for inspiration? Receive the latest recipes with our newsletter

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.