I'm new to the board and I have a question that has nagged me for a long time. Growing up I had a Vietnamese friend who's father used to make us bowls of rice and either chicken or pork. It was delicious and he would never tell me what the sauce was.
It was clear, not amber colored at all like most fish sauces and I don't remember any kind of fishy or overly salty taste like most fish sauces I've tried has.
Any help in uncovering this mystery would be greatly appreciated.