Crying Tiger Sauce | Recipe

Nam Jim Jaew Sauce (Crying Tiger Sauce)

As an homage to the Netflix shows keeping us entertained as we stay at home, we created a Thai-style Crying Tiger dish in response to all the Tiger Kings and Queens out there. On a serious note, treat animals right. Treat people right. Treat all with love and respect.


  • 3 tsp Fish sauce
  • 2 tsp Tamarind paste/sauce (if you can find this ingredient)
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp sugar cane (substitute with brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 1 tsp toasted rice (crushed)

Mix all ingredients together and adjust the flavor to your liking.

Then top the sauce with..

  • Toasted rice
  • Shallots
  • Cilantro
  • Scallion or Green onion

Best to grill steak, otherwise pan fried. 

Marinated with fish sauce and watered down cane sugar for about 30 minutes before grill or pan fry. Serve as salad, appetizers or as a meal with sticky rice/steam rice.