Fragrant Thai Table Condiments (Prik Nam Pla and Prik Ong)

Prik Nam Pla and Prik Dong are likely to be on every Thai household’s table along with small bowls of plain white sugar and ground chili powder. A spoonful of each are added to foods to suit each diner’s individual tastes.

Nam Prik Pla and Prik Dong (Thai Table Condiments)

Prik Nam Pla and Prik Dong (Thai Table Condiments)

Every Thai family has their own version of these popular sauces. They are always on the table…think the west's salt and pepper or Vietnam's nuoc cham. Prik Nam Pla is added to most any dish to perk it up. Prik dong is a chili vinegar that is a crucial seasoning for well-known Thai noodle dishes, including noodle soups, but can also enliven salad dressings, marinades, stir fries, and even mac and cheese.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Thailand
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Jars with lids


Nam Pla Prik

  • 3 small Shallots, sliced thin
  • 4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 25 whole Fresh Thai chili, stemmed and sliced thin
  • ¾ cup Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • ½ cup Lime juice

Prik Dong

  • cup Thai chili peppers (fresh or dried)
  • 1⅓ cup Seasoned rice wine Vinegar


  • Both: Place all ingredients each in separate pint jars, tighten lids. Refrigerate for the flavors to develop. Sauces may also be used right away.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 6845mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 126mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg

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