Cookbook author and blogger Andrea Nguyen tweeted that her local Trader Joe’s (Santa Cruz) had Red Boat Fish Sauce, 40 N grade, on sale for $4.95 for an 8.45 oz. bottle. This is considered the finest grade Vietnamese fish sauce on the market, and sells for $7.95 at Sur La Table and $8.50 at the Market Hall in Rocjridge.
Has anyone spotted this product at n San Francisco or other Bay Area TJs?
I finally remembered to look for it (and I mean LOOK for it) at my North Beach TJ’s, and yes, they have it, on the bottom shelf of the little section with Asian sauces. Same price as the others, $4.49.
The reason I finally went looking for it was because I finally used up the bottle of this stuff which I had been gifted (more fish sauce cachet than I needed, actually).
Gary, that was good for a laugh (the Blis site). I read this to my husband: “Made with Red Boat 40n, we have taken this premium Fish Sauce and enhanced its natural flavors through our proprietary aging process for 7 months . . .” He said, “That’s cheating!”