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Patis Seasoned Chili Pepper Water

A take on the popular condiment. I once worked with several Filipino workers in our kitchen and this was a favorite condiment of ours with the addition of Patis. We used it on everything!
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time10 mins
Ready In: Allow to Sit Overnight0 mins
Course: Marinades
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: popular condiment, favorite condiment, patis, seasoned chili pepper water
Yield: 1 Quart.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 3-4 Hawaiian chili peppers, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 TB Hawaiian salt
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c. patis (fish sauce)


  • In a saucepan over medium high heat; boil water and salt.
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Add vinegar, patis and peppers.
  • Allow to sit overnight.
  • Transfer into bottles.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • Makes 1 quart.