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Old 02-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Red Boat 40N Fish Sauce

I use fish sauce a lot. A big bottle will last me 3-5 months and I've always used 3 Crabs brand. I'd heard some good things about Red Boat 40N being "first pressed virgin," only containing salt and anchovies, having a higher Nitrogen content, etc. but being over 3x the price of my usual for a smaller bottle (At Whole Foods, where everything's more expensive than it needs to be) I was on the fence. Then yesterday I went into my usual Vietnamese grocer and there it was for only a couple bucks more than my usual fish sauce so I had to see what all the fuss was about with it.

Oh man was I missing some good fish sauce. Night and day difference in flavor, complexity, the whole nine yards. Blows away Lucky, 3 Crabs, Tiparos, Squid, etc. I'm officially a convert and Red Boat 40N gets the No Mayo Stamp of Approval (NMSA). If any of you cook SE Asian dishes on a regular basis I'd recommend tracking some of this stuff down and trying it.


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Old 02-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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I'm interested, sounds great! Will look for it at the Oriental grocery store next time I'm up that way.

Thanks for the review, NM!

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hmmmm... I'm intrigued. I've done fish sauce taste tests right out of the bottle.

Next time I'm at the Asian market I'll look for it !

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Any chance of a picture?

I get so confuesed at my oriental mkt.

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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oops, just found it on google...

The site says, "use in Ceasar Salad"..

I do that all the time!

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