Place the shrimp shells and water in a small pan. Bring to a boil, the reduce heat and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
Strain and discard the shrimp shells and set aside to cool.
Measure 1 cup shrimp broth and place in a bowl. Add the fish sauce, sugar, vinegar and chilies and stir well.
This Vietnamese Light Dipping Sauce will keep up to 2 weeks refrigerated in an airtight container.
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