Red Boat’s new bottled Kho Sauce brings this rich and flavorful braising sauce to home cooks nationwide, making it easier than ever to recreate this beloved Vietnamese classic at home in minutes. Red Boat’s Kho Sauce is based on a family recipe from Red Boat Fish Sauce founder, Cuong Pham and is destined to be a pantry stand-by for busy households everywhere. 

“Whether you were raised in a Vietnamese household or are a fan of the cuisine, you know that Kho is classic comfort food  that’s frequently in rotation at home,” shares Cuong Pham. “We’re excited to share our family recipe and introduce a sauce that everyone can use to make this delicious Vietnamese dish at home in less than 30 minutes. It’s perfect for busy parents juggling work and kids or for college students who are away at school and missing a home cooked meal.”

Made with Red Boat’s premium fish sauce and a blend of black pepper, shallots and ginger, Red Boat’s Kho Sauce is an easy and delicious way to enjoy your favorite proteins like pork, chicken, shrimp or fish. Simply add ⅓ cup of Red Boat Kho Sauce and one pound of sliced pork into pot, bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer until the sauce thickens and your protein is tender. Enjoy with a bowl of steamy rice and your favorite greens. Each bottle of Red Boat Kho Sauce retails for $8.95 each. 

“We are so excited to share this family recipe with our Red Boat community,” adds R&D Chef Diep Tran. “I’m thrilled to be helping develop and expand on Red Boat’s already stellar collection of products. Kho is a comforting and flavorful dish that is a symbol of home and childhood for so many. Being able to bring a product like this to market and celebrate Vietnamese cooking with folks nationwide is very rewarding.”

In addition to the new Red Boat Kho Sauce, The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook will be released on (out October 12th), which shares Pham’s journey to creating the world’s purest fish sauce and includes over 100 recipes. Red Boat’s Kho Sauce is available for order now online at 

About Red Boat

Ever since moving to the United States, Cuong Pham was hungry to recreate the tastes and smells of his childhood in Saigon. But not even the vibrant Asian markets of San Francisco offered the intensely fragrant first-press fish sauce, nước mắm nhi, that Cuong remembered from Vietnam. In 2006, Cuong decided that if he couldn't find it, he would make it — and started Red Boat Fish Sauce. Returning to Vietnam, Cuong expanded a small, family-run facility on the island of Phú Quốc. With its clear waters and traditional fishing communities, Phú Quốc has long been renowned for producing the world's greatest fish sauces. Cuong partnered with expert fishermen and used a centuries-old fermentation tradition. Today, the Red Boat brand is stronger than ever. In an era where transparency, traceability, and sustainability reign supreme, Red Boat is just as committed to quality ingredients and its time-honored fermentation tradition as the day it was founded. That means no additives, no preservatives, and no flavor enhancers. Just the purest fish sauce on earth.