Red Boat Fish Sauce New Zealand

From the owner of Red Boat Fish Sauce – Cuong Pham

The Story of Red Boat Fish Sauce

I have strong food-related nostalgia for my childhood in Saigon filled with the scents of tropical foods and herbs that dominated most dishes. But what I miss most is the aromatic rice infused with intensely fragrant nước mắm nhi (fish sauce) that beckoned us to the family table.

After leaving my homeland and coming to the U.S. I began cooking more frequently to recapture the flavors of my youth but to my disappointment the nước mắm nhi I found in Asian markets tasted flat or harsh. Nothing seemed to have the sweet rich flavor of the nước mắm nhi my family enjoyed in Vietnam.

Thus began my odyssey to create authentic and flavorful fish sauce. My uncles had often talked about the source of the best fish sauce we ate in Vietnam, the beautiful tropical Island of Phu Quoc. I set off to develop my own nước mắm nhi and in 2006, I expanded a small family owned factory on Phu Quoc. The result is Red Boat Fish Sauce.

What makes Red Boat Fish Sauce the best available?

Three exceptional standards of quality:

1. The freshest fish makes the best fish sauce.
The primary ingredient in Red Boat is select fresh wild-caught anchovy from the crystal clear waters off the Phu Quoc island archipelago. We use only black anchovy (Ca Com) to lend a unique character and superior flavor to our nước mắm nhi.

2. Artisanal not processed.
A centuries-old traditional method of slow fermentation in large tropical wood barrels to achieve the smoothest, richest, and sweetest flavor.

3. It takes two.
We bottle only pure first press “extra virgin” fish sauce so with Red Boat, you are getting an amber elixir that is made of just two all natural ingredients: fresh wild caught anchovy and sea salt.

My strong commitment to these values has enabled me to make create a traditional nước mắm nhi of the highest possible quality and unmatched taste.

Today, I am proud and delighted to share my recipe with my family, friends, and anyone with a desire for traditional all-natural nước mắm nhi fish sauce. Please join our family and taste the delicious difference.

Cuong Pham
Red Boat Fish Sauce

  1. Sarah 03/03/2016 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I thought I’d try it but the price is incredible….does anyone actually buy it at that price?
    Have you made an error?

    • William 14/03/2016 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Redboat is a premium fish sauce, if you want cheap…..plenty in the Supermarket and yes we sell to customers who appreciate quality

    • Cadi 03/07/2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Trust me, once you’ve tasted fish sauce from Phu Quoc, you can never go back to anything else!

  2. Glenise 01/04/2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Do you sell the fish sauce by the bottle or can you tell me what shops sell it. I live in Tauranga and haven’t been able to find a stockist here.
    I look forward to your reply.

    • William 03/04/2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

      We just sell online at the moment, no stores that I am aware of it carry Redboat just now. We have both bottle and carton prices


  3. Jan Edens 12/07/2016 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Hi. Any Red Boat Fish sauce stockists in christchurch. Also Vietnamese coffee. Cheerd

    • Vietnamese Coffee Plus Some 01/09/2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Hi Jan,

      Sorry for late reply. We only sell online, not sure if you can find stock in Christchurch.

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