1 tb Garlic, finely chopped
2 tb Brown bean paste
1/4 c Ginger, finely chopped
1 ea Serrano chili, stemmed & finely chopped
2 tb White vinegar
1 tb Sugar
1 tb Soy sauce
3 ea Cilantro sprigs, chopped
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Use immediately or at least within 6 hours of preparation as the flavours will get stronger the longer the sauce sits.
This thick, dark, rich & spicy sauce goes well with as a dipping sauce with bland foods such as tofu.
William Crawford & Kamolmal Pootaraksa, "Thai Home-Cooking"