Here are some example recipes that use Korean fish sauce: , , and

Premium Anchovy Fish Sauce Gold (2.2 Lb) By Chung-Jung-One


Good fish sauce is savory, salty, a little sweet, and full of umami

Anchovy sauce is often called as fish sauce but there is a different kind of Korean fish sauce that is not made with anchovies. Korean fish sauce and the South Eastern fish sauce (such as Thia) are slightly different. Thai fish sauce has a lot more sodium than Korean fish sauce.
I can’t say that anchovy sauce and the fish sauce are the same but you can replace the anchovy sauce with fish sauce in most recipes. Just adjust the amount accordingly.

Korean fish sauce is typically used in Kimchi making to accelerate the fermentation process. On some occasions, it is also used in Korean side dishes and soup/stew to give extra .

Korean Sauces and Marinades - All About Korean Food

  • GodLikeSuperAmericanBeing 2 years ago

    Question for you food experts. I was at a local farmer’s market and I saw a bunch of fish sauce brands but many that weren’t listed here. Like “Flying Horse On Earth” (yes, that’s the actual name. lol), a brand that just said “Nuoc Mam Phu Quoc” on it, and last but not least I saw Korean fish sauces that were being called “Anchovy Sauce”. Assi had one that said it was a “Premium” fish sauce on it and I was interested in trying it out but I was wondering what the difference was. Are the Korean fish sauces much different? The bottle said it was made from 100% anchovies and salt. The bottle wasn’t fancy schmancy glass, it was a plastic bottle. It cost about $4. Anyone?

    • Author
      Kyle Hildebrant 2 years ago

      I’d say the only way to know is to try. There are so many small producers and a few of them get imported occasionally.

  • It is used as a condiment in various cuisines

    I am not really sure if Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce are the same as Korean fish sauce. I’ve never bought any.
    I can’t guarantee the same taste if you use it. 🙂

    Hello. Although I’m not Korean but I love Korean food esp the side-dish!!! In this recipe, can I use the Thai Fish sauce (Three Crabs brand) instead? Is Korean fish sauce taste different than the other ones?