The traditional craft of making fish sauce at Nam Ô Village in Đà Nẵng City’s Liên Chiểu District has been designated a national intangible cultural heritage. VNA/VNS Photo
ĐÀ NẴNG – Besides beautiful beaches and the famous Sơn Trà Peninsula, Đà Nẵng City also has a 400-year-old traditional craft of making fish sauce at Nam Ô Village.
The village, located in Đà Nẵng City’s Liên Chiểu District, was designated a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism late last year.
Located three kilometres from the foot of Hải Vân Pass, Nam Ô is one of Việt Nam’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. – VNS