Fish sauce is a glorious condiment that gives South Asian cuisine its distinct, delicious flavour, but if you're vegetarian (or allergic to fish) you're living your life without it, and that's very sad.
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The below vegetarian-friendly, fish-free recipe gets its funky flavour from wakame and fermented tofu. Soy sauce and a little sugar round out the sauce for a balanced, umami-packed condiment that everyone can enjoy. (If you can't find wakame at your local health food store, you can find it in at most Asian grocery stores.)
Vegan Fish Sauce [Food 52]