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Vegetarian (or just non-anchovy) fish sauce?

gezelliggirl Apr 19, 2010 10:17 AM

Despite eating it for years, I've recently developed a really severe anchovy allergy.

I've read about vegetarian fish sauce and other fish sauces made with fish besides anchovies, but I haven't found any of these after a couple of tries in various Chinatown supermarkets. I tried Hong Kong Supermarket on Elizabeth & Hester, and the Thai grocery on Mosco St, along with a couple others whose names I don't remember.

Has anyone seen anchovy-free fish sauce for sale anywhere?

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    small h Apr 19, 2010 10:48 AM

    In this thread, kobetobiko mentions a fish sauce made from (I think) a non-anchovy fish. Which may or may not help you, since she doesn't say what brand it is, nor whether it's available in Manhattan.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5973...

    The thread also contains many suggestions for where to buy fish sauce. Good luck!

    1. NuMystic Aug 18, 2013 12:23 AM

      Here's a recipe:
      http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan...

      Also for commercially produced Vegetarian Fish Sauce you'll want to try stores that specialize in Vietnamese rather than Chinese products.

       
       
       
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