Bottle of Patis Malabon (Product of Thailand)… Photo by Mildred Cruz.
“A Protein-Rich Food Seasoning” / “Fish Sauce”
Patis is a brown, watery sauce that comes from fermented fish. It is widely used in Philippine cooking to flavor soups and broths, as well as a dipping sauce for meat in place of salt.
The Thais have nam pla fish sauce; Filipinos have patis.
Popular brands of patis: Rufina, Datu Puti, Marca Piña, Tentay, Silver Swan
The Philippine company Jufran has a “Thai Fish Sauce” that’s made in Thailand.