Crying Tiger Sauce

Crying Tiger Sauce


  • 1 dried bird chile
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (2 or 3 juicy limes)
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 2 dried chili pequin, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro stems and/or leaves
  • 1 teaspoon toasted rice powder


Mix all ingredients; let sit for several minutes before serving.

Toasted Rice:

In a dry skillet, stirring often, toast a little rice until golden brown over medium-low. Take your time moving it off heat and shaking if it gets too hot, then returning to heat. Cool. Pulverize (but not quite to a powder) in a mortar and pestle, spice grinder or food processor. Alternatively, add to a Ziploc and crush. Any excess keeps in a tightly sealed jar for weeks.

Keywords: Chile Pequin, Condiments, Fish Sauce, Hot Peppers, Lime, Thai, thai chiles, Toasted Rice

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