The Original Thai Crack Sauce Recipe

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If you’re looking for a sweet and spicy sauce for your steak or grilled meat, look no further! I’m here with my original Thai Crack Sauce recipe. Make your steak even more delicious with this amazing and mouth-watering umami-packed Asian sauces.

thai crack sauce recipe
Thai crack sauce recipe

It is a combination of spiciness and sweetness in a sauce that uses fish sauce as its main ingredient, and adds some other ingredients like lemon juice, sugar, shallots(onion), chili peppers, garlic and cilantro. It is so simple that you can make it in no time and you will definitely get addicted to its taste. It is fantastic and makes it a good Asian cracker sauce.

why you’ll love this recipe

✔️ It is super easy to make

✔️ It is budget friendly

✔️ It is the best choice of sauce for seafood, steak, grilled meat.

How to make thai style crack sauce:

To make Thai Style Crack Sauce or simply Steak Sauce recipe, all you need to do is mix fish sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. The brown sugar will immediately mix into the sauce, making it more liquid.
Now finely chop other ingredients like shallots(onion), garlic, chili and cilantro and add to the mixture. Mix it well, and yippee, your sauce is ready to serve!

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The Original Thai Crack Sauce Recipe

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: dipsCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Easy


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Spice up your dishes with our zesty Thai crack Sauce recipe. Quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Perfect for any meal! It is super easy to make using simple ingredients like fish sauce, fresh lime juice, and other spices!


  • 1-½ tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 or 2 red Thai chili peppers (thinly sliced )

  • 1 small shallot (finely dice)

  • 1 large garlic clove (finely dice)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (loosely packed)


  • Take your favorite bowl and add fish sauce, fresh lime juice and brown sugar. Mix it well, the brown sugar will dissolve faster in the liquid making it more liquid.
  • Now add minced shallot (onion), garlic clove, coriander and Thai chilli to this liquid.
  • Mix all the ingredients well to combine everything well.
  • Your Thai Style Crack Sauce is ready to enjoy.
  • Serve it as a dip or side with your favorite food and make your life happier.

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Pro Tips:

🔗 Consider using fresh lime juice or cilantro to get the best flavor of the sauce.

🔗 If you like the mild flavor of onion, wash and drain the onion in cold water before adding it to the chutney.

🔗 You can adjust the spiciness of the sauce by adjusting the number of chilies. If you want it less spicy, use only one chili or remove the seeds from one or both chilies.

🔗 Letting the sauce sit for 15-20 minutes helps the flavors mingle.

🔗 It is best to make the sauce in advance and refrigerate it for some time before serving.

🔗 You can also use it as a marinade for chicken, shrimp or tofu before baking or grilling.

How to store the leftover sauce:

You can keep the remaining sauce in the fridge, it can be easily stored in the fridge for 6 to 7 days. However, it is best to use the sauce within 3 days of making it to get the full fresh flavor of the sauce.
To store the sauce longer, simply mix fish sauce, lemon juice, and sugar. Keep onions, garlic, shallots, chillies and coriander leaves for adding at the last moment just before serving.

What other foods can be used with this sauce?

Asian Cracker Sauce is originally served with steaks and grilled meats, but you can also try this wonderful sauce for seafood, fried spring rolls, or egg rolls. You can also drizzle it over eggs for extra flavor.

your queries got answered

What is crack sauce made of?

Original crack sauce is a sweet and spicy sauce made with fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, shallot, garlic, cilantro and spicy Thai chilies.

What is the traditional sauce of Thailand?

Nam pla prik is the most traditional and iconic sauce in Thailand, a versatile chili sauce made with a combination of chilies, fish sauce, garlic, lime juice, brown sugar and sometimes other ingredients like herbs or shrimp paste for extra flavor. 

how to make lotus crack sauce recipe?

Lotus Crack Sauce is a famous crack sauce from Lotus Restaurant. As delicious as it is, it is equally easy to make. It requires just a few simple ingredients like butter, heavy cream, onion, garlic, Cajun seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, dried parsley, and for a tangy touch, add a little lime juice.

What is the spicy sauce in Thailand?

Nam Jim Jaew ( Isaan style Thai Chili Sauce) is a spicy Thai dipping sauce. Nam Jim Jaew – is spicy, smokey and sweet sauce, typically made with fish sauce, lime juice, roasted ground rice, chili flakes, sugar, garlic and cilantro. It is everything you love about Thai food in a bowl. 


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