Fish sauce is a pungent and savory condiment made from fermented fish, typically anchovies or other small fish. It is a staple ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisine, particularly in Thai, Vietnamese, and Filipino dishes. It is used in marinades, stir-fries, curries, dipping sauces, and dressings. Fish sauce is known for its distinctive aroma and flavor, which mellows and enhances the taste of other ingredients. While it may have a strong scent when used on its own, its flavor becomes more subtle and complex when combined with other ingredients during cooking.