Hung Yen is a delta province in the North, having a favorable road, waterway and railway system for social, cultural and economic exchanges and development.
Hung Yen – the origin of tuong ban
Hung Yen is also the place that celebrities including great famous physician Hai Thuong Lan Ong and general Phom Ngu Lao rose up originally…Visit Hung Yen, you can go to Pho Hien, Da Hoa, Da Trach relics correlating with Chu DongTu – Tien Dung legend…
Hung Yen People are endowed by the nature, land and river with precious specialties having rich local characteristics, of which are fruits and unique dishes including Tuong Ban (crude soy sauce)
How to make it
To Vietnamese people “soy sauce and egg-plant” are family basics. Soy sauce is a community food. Crude soy sauce is famous because it is made from large-grain sticky rice, small-grain soy bean, and in particular dinged-well water to make the sauce. There is only one well in Ban Village to supply the water to make the soy sauce, which is not used for shower and other activities. Sauce making is an art.
Soy beans must be roasted with soil; the bean is brown and then fermented with sweet potatoes and lotus leaves; mould is formed; the form must be spongy and light; the jar must be clean and soaked in water for several times; the sauce must be fermented in sunny days; then a stick (the stick type is always used for stirring the soy) is used to stir well from top to bottom of the jar for several times then the jar is covered with a china bucket; sunlight not heat is prevented; the longer the soy sauce is ripen, the better it is.