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Blis Fish Sauce ? Anyone tried it, or have any opinions on it ?

sonnymooks Jan 26, 2013 06:55 PM

Blis fish sauce is red boat sauce (40) but aged an additional 7 months, anyone tried this ? How does it compare to traditional red boat or any other "premium" fish sauce ?

To be honest, I don't even know any other premium fish sauces, but would be interested in what is the best ones out there.

Here is a NYT link mentioning it.


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    knucklesandwich RE: sonnymooks Jan 26, 2013 07:57 PM

    Red Boat, in its unaged state, is 3-4 times as expensive as 3 Crabs, Golden Boy, or Tiparos, and worth it.

    Blis, at its ambitious price point may go beyond the point of diminishing returns.

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      meerastvargo RE: sonnymooks Jan 27, 2013 08:51 AM

      I use Red Boat (40) fish sauce. It is pretty expensive so I probably wouldn't buy it unless I tried it and loved it (sampled or in a restaurant or something). I think Red Boat is great, though.

      1. ipsedixit RE: sonnymooks Jan 6, 2014 07:22 PM

        I received a bottle of BLiS' Barrel-Aged Fish Sauce, and it is quite spectacular in its pungency and smokiness (I think that's the word I'm looking for).

        It's quite different from regular Red Boat. Not sure "better" is the right word, but it is certainly very quite interesting.

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