10 famous traditional fish-sauce brands in Vietnam

Traditional fish sauces made from natural materials are preserved and developed in many large fish sauce villages in Vietnam, such as Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet Binh Thuan, Cat Hai…

fish sauce in vietnam

Here are 10 brands of traditional Vietnamese fish sauce on the local and international markets.

  1. Cat Hai fish sauce
  2. Hai Non Ca Na Fish Sauce
  3. Ba Lang – Tinh Gia fish sauce
  4. 584 Nha Trang fish sauce
  5. Nha Trang fish sauce
  6. Phan Thiet – Mui Ne fish sauce
  7. Ong Ky fish sauce
  8. Lien Thanh fish sauce
  9. Van Phan fish sauce
  10. Thanh Ha fish sauce

1. Cat Hai fish sauce

  • Cat Hai Seafood Processing Service Joint Stock Company
  • Address: Cat Hai Town, Hai Phong City, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0225 388 6258
  • Website: http://www.thuysancathai.com.vn
cat hai fish sauce

Cat Hai fish sauce is one of the most famous products of Cat Hai island (used to be called Van Van), which is an island district of Hai Phong City, Vietnam.

Cat Hai fish sauce is processed traditionally through the technique of selecting raw fresh fishes, typically round scad.

Cat Hai fish sauce products number up to 30 products with the following brands: Ong Sao, Cao Dam, Ca Muc (Cuttlefish), Ca Quan…

Cat Hai fish sauce has a high quality, a slightly typical aroma, and a salty taste than some other fish sauce in Vietnam.

Plenty of diners choose Cat Hai fish sauce for their meals, and currently, it is available in the markets of Eastern Europe, the United States, China, Philippines … The price of 1 bottle of 450ml fish sauce is 60,000 VND on average.

2. Hai Non Ca Na Fish Sauce

  • Address: Highway 1A, Ca Na Village, THuan Nam District, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0936 384 369
hai non ca na fish sauce
Photo: Hai Non Ca Na Fish Sauce

Hai Non Ca Na Ninh Thuan is a famous brand of famous fish sauce throughout Vietnam.

Established in the early years of the 20th century, over 100 years of development, Hai Non Ca Na fish sauce has become an essential and luxurious spice in the family of Vietnamese people.

The anchovy is the main material of Hai Non Ca Na fish sauce. Ca Na anchovy fish sauce with light yellow color is a well-known brand as the others in Phan Thiet or Phu Quoc.

The local people in Ca Na use stainless steel barrels to contain the anchovies with salt, and dry them in the sun to get high temperatures, which create lean and good hygiene, and tasty fish sauce.

The selling price of a 500ml bottle of Hai Non Ca Na fish sauce is only around 40,000 VND.

3. Ba Lang fish sauce

  • Thanh Hiep Fish Sauce Ba Lang-Tinh Gia
  • Address: Ba Lang, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
  • Phone: 096 452 35 37
ba lang fish sauce

Ba Lang, Tinh Gia is a coastal district of Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. In that place, there are traditional fishing villages with famous products of anchovy fish sauce, shrimp sauce, shrimp paste, and Ba Lang sour fish sauce.

With a favorable geographical position on the beach, the caught seafood is transferred immediately to the fishing wharf, classified and processed, creating the high quality of Ba Lang fish sauce.

Typically, raw materials to make Ba Lang – Tinh Gia sauce must select the type of fresh fish. It is because if you choose spoiled fish to make fish sauce, it will rot, losing the characteristic sweetness.

Ba Lang – Tinh Gia fish sauce is made according to an heirloom method that helps fish meat completely break down into amino protein.

The selling price of a bottle of Ba Lang-Tinh Gia fish sauce is 120,000 VND.

4. 584 Nha Trang fish sauce

  • 584 Nha Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company
  • Address: 1210 Le Hong Phong, Phuoc Long Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0258 3881176 – 3882677
  • Web: http://584nhatrang.vn
584 nha trang fish sauce

584 Nha Trang fish sauce is a well-known traditional fish sauce brand that is widely consumed in all provinces and cities nationwide: Thai Nguyen, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Vung Tau, An Giang, Can Tho, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau …

584 Nha Trang fish sauce provides 10 million liters per year. Also, it has become one of the leading fish sauce manufacturers in Vietnam, which has been exported to several countries, such as Japan, Korea, Australia, Cambodia, Laos…

The price of a bottle of 510ml of fish sauce 60-degree protein is from 120,000vnd.

5. Chau Son Nha Trang fish sauce

  • Address: 48 Tan Hai, Binh Tan ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
  • Tel: 036 440 7385 and 0914 047 385
chau son nha trang fish sauce

When visiting Dam Market in Nha Trang, you will see a lot of bottles of fish sauce with the name Nuoc Mam Chau Son Nha Trang (Chau Son Nha Trang Fish Sauce).

These sauce products are processed by traditional methods to ensure the taste of the natural fish sauce.

Compared with other brands of fish sauce in Phu Quoc, Nha Trang fish sauce is saltier, so when used, it must be mixed with spices and a little sugar to suit the taste.

Protein is over 10 degrees of protein, delicious taste with no preservatives.

The selling price of Chau Son Nha Trang fish sauce from the popular to the highest quality is 50,000 VND to 130,000 VND/bottle.

6. Phan Thiet – Mui Ne fish sauce

  • Address: 47 – 48 – A8 Fish sauce processing area, Phu Hai Ward, City. Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0252 3813 156 and 0937 326 969
  • Web: https://nuocmamphanthietmuine.com
phan thiet mui ne fish sauce

Phan Thiet – Mui Ne fish sauce is a brand of pure one with high protein, produced by traditional methods, the main raw material from anchovies and scad, reaching quality and hygiene and food safety.

Phan Thiet – Mui Ne fish sauce has been tested and certified by Binh Thuan Department of Health to meet the standard of fish sauce with a protein of 30%.

The selling price of this fish sauce is from 30,000 VND/1 bottle, depending on the size and quality.

7. Ong Ky fish sauce

  • Address: Group 3, Hung Vuong Street, Quarter 1, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
  • Address: 213 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Ward 1, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Phone: 0943 911 144 and 0933 288 668
  • Web: https://nuocmamongky.vn
ong ky phu quoc fish sauce

Ong Ky fish sauce is a high-quality product processed from natural raw materials in Phu Quoc.

Ong Ky fish sauce meets the standards for great taste and eye-catching appearance.

There is a mild sweet taste of the fish sauce, Ong Ky fish sauce can be used without adding any other ingredients such as chili, sugar, water…

The price of a bottle of 500ml is from 100,000 VND, which is a little higher than normal fish sauce, but Ong Ky fish sauce is a choice for great taste.

8. Lien Thanh fish sauce

Lien Thanh fish sauce is also a brand of fish sauce made from anchovies in Phu Quoc.

This fish sauce has been present nationwide with different types: Lien Thanh Green Label, Lien Thanh Nhan Silver Label, and Lien Thanh Nhan Coper Label.

The main ingredients are just anchovies, salt, water with the date to use lasts for 2 years.

Lien Thanh products are formulated with strong original sauce, forming a light aroma and a mild aftertaste.

The selling price of Lien Thanh fish sauce 1000ml is about 25,000 – 30,000 VND.

9. Van Phan fish sauce

  • Factory address: Dien Ngoc commune – Dien Chau district – Nghe An province
  • Representative office: 15th floor, Diamond Flower Tower, 1 Hoang Dao Thuy, Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
  • Phone: 0936 729 936(Mr. Ngoc Anh)
  • Web: https://www.vanphan.com
van phan fish sauce
@ Van Phan Fish Sauce

Van Phan Fish Sauce belongs to Van Phan Seafood Company (Dien Chau district, Nghe An Province, Vietnam). Each year the company produces more than 3 million liters.

Over 70 years in the profession, the brand of Van Phan fish sauce has maintained the traditional way of making great taste.

The fish sauce is made of transparent color, from light yellow to dark brown, with no fishy smell, but it has a typical aroma.

Up to now, Van Phan fish sauce has been known to consumers all over the country and has been present in a number of foreign markets, such as Korea, Russia, Laos …

The price of Van Phan fish sauce 500ml for a strong level is 100,000VND.

10. Thanh Ha fish sauce

  • Address: 11/18 Nguyen Hue Street, Quarter 11, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
  • Phone: (+84) 28.3765 2193
  • Website: www.thanhhaco.vn
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuocmamnhithanhha
thanh ha fish sauce phu quoc
@ Thanh Ha Fish Sauce

From traditional products, many fish-sauce factories in Phu Quoc have constantly invested in equipment, technology, and production scale in accordance with the trend of industrialization, including the Seafood Exploitation & Processing Fish Sauce Company Thanh Ha.

The formation of the Thanh Ha brand has a long history of hundreds of years. From the traditional work of the family, Thanh Ha has developed to become a big factory making typical fish sauce.

In addition to traditional production, Thanh Ha Company also ensures compliance with food hygiene and safety standards, as well as applies modern technologies, constructing workshops according to European standards.

The price of Thanh Ha fish sauce 500ml is around 90,000 VND.

Frequently asked questions about fish-sauce brands in Vietnam

Where can I buy one of these fish-sauce brands?

It is easy to find one of the fish sauce bands in the local markets in Vietnam when you travel to this beautiful country.

So, you should take note of the names of these fish sauces or save this link to use when you want to ask the sellers in markets.

Can I use the fish sauce directly from the bottle?

Most of the fish sauces need to be prepare before eating, so please check the guide or the way to prepare the fish sauce carefully. Unless, the company has mixed other ingredients, such as garlic, chili, sugar… in the fish-sauce bottle in advance.

Should I drink fish sauce?

You should not drink fish sauce although some fish-sauce bands in Vietnam show that you can use it directly.

Using directly means that you do not need to add other ingredients, such as garlic, lemon, chili, sugar… in the sauce.

But, the fish sauce is just an addictive part used with other Vietnamese food during your meals to help your taste feel better.

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