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Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production

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Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper’s reporters have recently been present in trade villages where locals have made fish sauce for a century in Nha Trang of Khanh Hoa province, Ganh Do of Phu Yen province, Phan Thiet of Binh Thuan in the central region; Phu Quoc in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang and Cat Hai in the northern city of Hai Phong.

Phan Thiet produces over 20 million liters of fish sauce a year, mostly sold to companies to make fish sauce products (Photo: SGGP)

Phan Thiet produces over 20 million liters of fish sauce a year, mostly sold to companies to make fish sauce products (Photo: SGGP)

The common point of the above trade villages is that their fish sauce is made from fish and salt with natural fermentation without any additive. Their fish sauce is salty and red brown or bright yellow with the aroma of fish.

Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 1 The man is mixing fish with salt (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 2 The traditional fish sauce village in Cai Rong town, Van Don district, Quang Ninh province (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 3 Fishermen catching anchovy, fish sauce material (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 4 The women washing tiny shrimp to make shrimp paste in Phu Thuan village, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien-Hue province (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 5 A modern phase of traditional fish sauce  production (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 6 The man checks fish sauce quality in Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city (Photo: SGGP)
Trade villages with century history of fish sauce production ảnh 7 Mr. Tran Ngoc Vinh, chairman of Nam O fish sauce village association, in Da Nang city with thousands of liters of fish sauce in stock (Photo: SGGP)

By staff writers – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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