The 400-year-old Nam Ô fish sauce craft village in Nam Ô Village in Đà Nẵng. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The 400-year-old Nam Ô fish sauce craft village in Nam Ô Village is one of the must-visit places in the central city of Đà Nẵng, besides Bà Nà Hill and Sơn Trà Peninsula.
The village, located in Liên Chiểu District, was designated a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism late last year.
Located three kilometers 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 Việt Nam's cuisine, and is included during cooking as a key component or used as a dipping sauce. — VNS