Nam O fish sauce making craft: The place to keep the flavor of King’s specialty

Nam O fish sauce craft village
Nam O fish sauce craft village is famous for its delicious spices and quintessential flavor, typical of the region. This place is also a place to preserve many cultural and historical beauties from ancient times – Source: Internet

Nam O fish sauce craft village is famous for its delicious spices and quintessential flavor, typical of the region. This place is also a place to preserve many cultural and historical beauties from ancient times.

Nam O fish sauce craft village developed hundreds of years ago. Until now, this village is still the source of the pure, delicious fish sauce of Da Nang. Discover Nam O village – “the most livable city” is the way to find out new experiences about traditional culture in Vietnam. 

Location

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Nam O fish sauce craft village is still the source of the pure, delicious fish sauce of Da Nang – Source: Internet

Address: Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.

Referring to the special gifts of Da Nang, many people think of dishes such as: One-sun squid, rim tamarind rice squid, sesame dry cake, etc. Besides, one of the typical gifts bought by many tourists As a gift, it is Nam O fish sauce.

Nam O fish sauce craft village in Da Nang is located in the south of the city, about 3km from Hai Van pass area. From the center of Da Nang, you go along Le Duan street, towards Hai Van pass. After thay, you continue to Lien Chieu district, Hoa Hiep ward.

Nam O fishery village have tried to preserve traditions from thousands of generations

how to make Nam O fish sauce craft
Even the elders in the village do not remember exactly the time that this craft village was created but since the late 19th century this village had developed and has been famous throughout the region – Source: Internet

Nam O fish sauce village is a craft village with hundreds of years old. Even the elders in the village do not remember exactly the time that this craft village was created but since the late 19th century this village had developed and has been famous throughout the region.

The fish sauce here used to select to advance to the King. In order to have a delicious batch of fish sauce, local people always try to preserve the experience to make the sausage become better and better. Every batch of fish sauce has a sweet taste, a pretty eye-catching crimson color.

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What is special about the process of making traditional fish sauce in Nam O?

Listening to the introduction of Nam O fish sauce craft village, visitors can also understand that what makes the difference of this gift is its delicious taste and aroma. To touch the success, people have spent many years creating traditional brands. 

Step 1: Marinate the fish

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The main ingredient to create Nam O fish sausage of Da Nang is anchovies – Source: Internet

The main ingredient to create Nam O fish sausage of Da Nang is anchovies. People oftens go fishing a lot in the 3rd lunar month. Fishes must be fresh with size of a little finger. According to the experience kept from many years, absolutely do not wash the fish with fresh water to get the best taste. Besides, the salt chosen to marinate fish must be Ca Na salt, each grain is white and old. Salt is not contaminated with rainwater.

Step 2: Incubate the fish

Firstly, people will put each layer of salted fish evenly than put them in crockery jars and place it in a dry and airy place. The body of the jar will be marked with the date of incubation to ensure the correct incubation time.

Step 3: Filter fish sauce

The batches of fish will be incubated for a period of 12 months to 18 months. After that, most people use a manual way of filtering fish sauce, using a bamboo squeegee (similar to a funnel), then a clean cloth is lined up, underneath a basin to catch fish sauce.

Step 4: Incubate fish sauce

After filtering fish sauce, people do not bottle it immediately, but continue to brew it in crockery jars, using cloth to cover it. This step will make the final product have a more delicious, milder taste.

Not only consider as one of the most delicious dishes of Da Nang, Nam O fish sauce but also becomes one of the famous local gifts that you should buy as a gift after your trip.

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How much does Nam O fish sauce cost?

Nam O fish sauce craft
Not only consider as one of the most delicious dishes of Da Nang, Nam O fish sauce but also becomes one of the famous local gifts that you should buy as a gift after your trip – Source: Internet

Where to buy the best traditional fish sauce is the question of many visitors. When you visit Nam O fish sauce craft village, Lily’s Travel highly recommends you buy fish  right here to get the best price and the best product.

Foods to try (part 2) in Da Nang

Da Nang filter cake

As the name suggests, filter cake is made from filtered flour, when steamed, it is clear and reveals the red and pink shrimp inside, when eaten, it is both chewy and soft. When used with fish sauce, it is delicious.

Banh Mi Da Nang

Also made from rice flour like banh beo, banh nam is rectangular in shape and wrapped in green banana leaves. You have the filling made from minced shrimp and lightly sautéed pork belly. Banh nam is delicious by the harmony between the aroma of leaves and the greasy taste in the cake, delicious and soft in the mouth.

Da Nang rice paper sandwich

Sandwiched rice paper (also known as grilled rice paper) is an attractive street food for any visitor to Da Nang city. Rice paper is poured on but attractive fillings such as: egg, pate, sausage, sausage, dried beef, fried onion, … bring greasy taste, delicious crispy gion.

Da Nang rice cake

The dough for banh beo is made from rice flour and coated in small cups and steamed. To enjoy this cake, you sprinkle on shrimp meat, onions, garlic, and fat together. 

Da Nang Nam Cake (Banh Nam)

Also made from rice flour similar to banh beo, banh nam is rectangular in shape and wrapped in green banana leaves. You have a filling made from minced shrimp and lightly fried pork belly. Banh nam is delicious by the harmony between the aroma of leaves and the greasy taste in the cake, delicious and soft in the mouth.

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