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Mam Tom/Mam Ruot Sauce by Diem Tran

December 19, 2016

What is the difference between Mam Ruot and Mam Tom?

 

Mam Tom is made from shrimp and comes from Northern Viet Nam , Mam Ruot is from South and Central Viet Nam.  Mam Ruot is made from small shrimps.  It takes at least 5-6 months to make so the smell is stronger and salter. :-) 

 

Ingredients:

 

Sugar

Lemon

Mam Ruot

 

Directions:

 

Add sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of water, a few drop of lemon and mix them up

Depending on how much Mam Ruot you have in a bowl, add sugar and lemon as desired (for my sauce, I added 4-5 teaspoon of Mam Ruot and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar)

 

Mam Ruot is really salty so it's up to you to adjust the sugar and lemon accordingly.

 

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