Can I ask some experts what they think of as good brands of this stuff?
I get a "Vietnamese Salad" at my favorite place - and I've tried to recreate this at home. It's just basically a cole slaw with shrimp and chicken, some basil. Obviously, it's the dressing that makes it so great.
I've tried fish sauce with a litle sugar and rice vinegar - I've tried 2 brands of fish sauce. They are both overwhelming - both in saltiness and the strength of the fish flavor. Even a small amount tastes stronger than what I get from the restaurant.
Anybody have any recommendations?