400-year-old fish sauce craft village in Da Nang

Update: 15:55 | 08/04/2020

Besides beautiful beaches and the famous Son Tra Peninsula, the central city of Da Nang also has a 400-year-old traditional craft of making fish sauce at Nam O village.

The village, located in Da Nang city’s Lien Chieu district, was designated a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism late last year.

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An aerial view of Nam O fishing village in Lien Chieu district in Da Nang.

Located three kilometres from the foot of Hai Van Pass, Nam O is one of Vietnam’s oldest and most famous fish-sauce making villages, with a history of more than 400 years.

The fish sauce village has met the criteria related to local cultural identity as well as cultural diversity and human creativity preserved by generations.

More than 100 households make 50,000 litres of the sauce every year.

Black anchovies are their main raw materials. A kilo of the fish can produce half a litre of sauce.

Fish sauce is considered the soul of Vietnam's cuisine, and is included during cooking as a key component or used as a dipping sauce.

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Source: NDO

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