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Nam O Fish Sauce Making as National Cultural Heritage

Nam O Fish Sauce Making as National Cultural Heritage

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    The traditional craft of making fish sauce in Nam O Village of Da Nang City has been designated a national intangible cultural heritage.

    The village reflects the local cultural identity and showcases cultural diversity and human creativity preserved down the generations. Due to that, it meets the criteria of being a national cultural heritage. 

    Located in Lien Chieu District in the central city of Da Nang approximately three kilometers from the foot of the 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.

    Located in Lien Chieu District in the central city of Da Nang approximately three kilometers from the foot of the 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.

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

    Black anchovy is their main raw material. A kilogram of the fish can produce half a liter of sauce.

    The anchovy season starts in the third lunar month. People catch and ferment the fish with salt obtained from Ca Na in the south central province of Ninh Thuan to make top-notch fish sauce.

    Fish sauce can be described as the soul of Vietnam's cuisine, and is included in cooking as a key component or used as a dipping sauce.

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