Vietnamese Stir Fry Sauce

There is nothing like the color, flavor, crunchy, and fresh simplicity of a Vietnamese stir fry bowl. Typical Vietnamese ingredients hit every deliciously addictive note that you can find – sweet, sour, salty, spicy, umami. The hardest part, we found, was creating the flavorful sauce without having to buy a ton of ingredients.

Vietnamese Stir Fry – What’s the Difference?

Stir fry is a quick, healthy method, and our version of Vietnamese stir fry can create an amazing flavor-filled experience any day of the week.  The Serious Foodie Vietnamese Stir Fry sauce is one of our most unique products.  The sauce is inspired by the flavors of lime/lime, garlic, and herbs that are at the core of Vietnamese cooking.  Add some of our Vietnamese Sweet Chili Sauce to bring a bit of spice to this dish.

In the Guide Vietnam description of Vietnamese cooking, one of the hallmarks of Vietnamese cooking is “Unlike the Chinese, the Vietnamese use a minimal amount of oil while cooking.”  So, you are see why Vietnamese cuisine is often considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world.  The aim of this recipe, as well as all of our Vietnamese-inspired recipes, is to preserve the freshness and natural taste of food as much as possible.

If you want to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine, check out Vicky Pham’s website about Vietnamese home cooking.  We love her simple, healthy recipes, and we especially love her easy how-to YouTube channel.

If you also crave a Vietnamese dinner, and either don’t want take-out, delivery, or don’t have a decent Vietnamese in your zip code, Serious Foodie has now made it very simple with the Serious Foodie Ginger Lime Vietnamese Stir Fry Sauce (click HERE to Buy Now), Vietnamese Sweet Chili Hot Sauce (click HERE to Buy Now), Vietnamese Set, and Pho Kit (click HERE to Buy Now).

With this recipe, you can modify it to create a fully keto dish – just add more protein and remove the soba noodles.


Check out our other Asian-inspired recipes:

Vietnamese Stir Fry

Any combination of vegetables that will stir fry (hold flavor and texture) will work in this recipe. Chicken or tofu is an easy substitute for the protein - if you use beef or pork, you might want to thin-slice and marinate in the sauce for 2-4 hours before cooking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 to 1.5 pounds large or extra large shrimp de-veined, shells removed. (You can also use any other protein - pork, chicken, beef, and tofu work well).
  • 1 bottle Serious Foodie Ginger Lime Vietnamese Stir Fry Sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil canola or safflower works best
  • 1/2 pound broccoli flowerettes (if large, cut each in half) Brussel sprouts, broccolini, or any other cruciferious vegetable will work
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots cut in half
  • 2-3 green scallions, sliced on the bias save about 1/4 of the greens to garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked Soba noodles or brown rice
  • 1 bottle Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Sauce Optional


  • After cleaning the shrimp, place in a bowl and add about 1/4 of the Ginger/Lime Vietnamese Sauce, and toss the shrimp to completely coat. Cover, then place back in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (best if overnight).
  • Place the oil in a wok or large frying pan, and put on high heat. Stir fry all the vegetables. Remove temporarily. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the shrimp to the hot pan, and stir fry until done (about 5 minutes - when the shrimp are evenly pink). Add back the vegetables, and the remaining Ginger/Lime Vietnamese Sauce. Heat evenly, and remove from heat.
  • Place noodles or rice in a bowl, then add the stir fry. Garnish with remaining scallion greens.
  • Optional: Use the Serious Foodie Vietnamese Sweet Chili Sauce to pump up the spice of this dish. You can stir it into the dish, or serve it as a dipping sauce.


Want something spicier to blend in?  How about the ASIAN SPICY CONDIMENT set.

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