Guide to Authenticity
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    "CARAT"
    Standard

    As a renowned Premium Fish Sauce Brand, Viet Huong has developed a standard for fish sauce grading based on the "CARAT" criteria: Color, Aroma, Raw Material, Authenticity and Taste.

    COLOR: TRANSPARENT RED AMBER
    Premium Fish Sauce has a beautiful, natural transparent red amber color. If the color is too dark, the fish sauce is likely to be either a lower grade, or has not been properly or naturally fermented.

    AROMA: PLEASANT
    Processed with a traditional technique using advanced modern equipment, Viet Huong Premium Fish Sauce has a pleasant aroma, while the lower-grade fish sauce has a foul fishy smell because it is likely to have been fermented without sufficient time or a type of bacterial agent has been used to speed up the fermentation process. Improper technique and a poor-quality container can cause a plastic smell.

    RAW MATERIALS: FRESH
    The key to producing Premium Fish Sauce is in the raw materials of anchovies. Viet Huong's plants are all located near the ports so that the anchovies can be delivered to our factories as soon as possible, ensuring that the Viet Huong Premium Fish Sauces use the finest and freshest anchovies.

    AUTHENTICITY: ORIGIN FROM TEO-CHEW, THEN VIETNAM AND THAILAND
    Fish Sauce is initially invented in Southern China by Teo-Chew People during Qing Dynasty. And the formula of this all-round seasoning sauce is then handed down to Vietnam due to the First World War as many Teo-Chew People migrated here. Meanwhile, as anchovies are abundant in the Gulf of Thailand and are the best for producing fish sauce, it is then widely made and used in daily live. Viet Huong has two plants strategically located at the Gulf of Thailand and enjoys the region's abundant anchovy haul and its long tradition of making fish sauce.

    TASTE: SAVORY AND ALL-ROUND
    The true taste of Premium Fish Sauce is a savory, all-round taste. When used purely as a dipping sauce, Viet Huong Premium Fish Sauce is a bit salty with a hint of sweetness. The great depth of its flavor adds a delicious dimension to varieties of dishes.





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