Vietnamese Chili Sauce (Dip)
red chilis, dried
Mince chilies and garlic finely and place in a mortar.
Mash with the heel of a cleaver or pestle.
Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
Add fish sauce, vinegar and lemon juice, stirring between each addition.
This is a basic chili sauce used for a dip for chicken or whatever.
Note: Fish sauce is a liquid made with anchovies and salt.
It's not really fishy tasting.
Look for it in the oriental section of supermarkets or at markets catering to Asian clientele.