haha, that's hilarious. that's what i had to do when I bought that fish sauce. maybe you should switch to three crabs. :D
I think they do that because it's a surefire seal on the sauce, and it allows you to shape your own opening, assuming you've opened that kind of sauce before. Cut off a bit for a small spout, cut it all off for some real fish sauce action.
@JL, do you like the three crabs brand better? I'm a bit of a newbie (obviously) when it comes to fish sauce actually. @B, surely there must have been a more intuitive design that could achieve the same thing. Then again, maybe it is intuitive in other countries and my American upbringing has just dulled any abilities I have in opening a simple bottle. :P
The The bottle of Cock fish sauce completely baffled me. How was I to open it? I was sure that it would be an easy find on Goggle. I can't believe that I had to go to the 3rd or 4th page before I came to this solution.
This is great! First google link for 'how to open a bottle of fish sauce'. Like the previous poster I was completely baffled and feeling really stupid!Thanks for the help :)
I can't believe I had to google to get instructions
hah... It's so helpful, thx. The way to open the bottle is so cool lol...
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS
I just about tossed this exact bottle out because I was completely stumped. Thanks so much for posting this for all of us slow white people :)
I bought a different brand to ran into the same issue! It would have taken me a while to figure out to cut open that top nipple!
I couldn't figure it out either. I kept trying to pry off the entire white area, until I realized that I was more likely to stab myself than get it off. But isn't the internet wonderful! You can find answers to everything!!
I left the kitchen thinking, "of course it won't be on the internet, this will be a waste of time..." But here's my answer, under the headline "I can't believe I had to turn to Google!"
Lifesave, thanks for your post! I'm pinning this for the world! (if it hasn't been already)
From another happy user thanking you for posting this: I used scissors and cut clean across the top of it.
Oh, thanks so much for your post! First I tried prying off the white stopper-looking part, then I tried cutting the top bit but it's too short for my scissors to cut, so I tried piecing it... no joy! So, thanks for this page. You post is still serving greater good after 3 years and 12 days! :-)
Gonna find another pair of scissors that will do the job...
Don't have pair of scissors that would work. A fork didn't really work either, but a corkscrew wine bottle opener worked. The tip pierced a perfect size opening.
Thanks! I was baffled and knew I couldn't be the only one. :)
I felt so silly googling this.. but man...at least I am not alone. What a baffling bottle hahaha THANK YOU ALL!
I knew I was not alone .....
And yet another person you helped....
My brother just got a bottle, and after a few fumbling desperate moments, I turned to google. You would think they would add pictoral instructions or something.
My people! Thank you!! I was baffled, but thanks to Bing, found this thread. It's much easier to access the fish sauce when the waiter brings it to the table in a little bowl.
My faith that an earlier explorer in the realm of fish sauce bottles would kindly share their experience has been justified. Thank you.
Glad to see I wasn't alone....boy, I really felt stupid!
I've been using fish sauce for years . . . most notably Three Crabs and Flying Lion. I have NEVER had a problem opening up a bottle until I decided to give Golden Boy a try. I kept muttering under my breath, "Stupid bottle!" Thanks for the help!! :)
Five years on, still of assistance! Why don't the change the stupid cap?!
Please never take down this page. Thank you.