The Story

The Red Boat Story

After moving to the United States, Cuong Pham was hungry to recreate the tastes and smells of his childhood in Saigon. But not even the vibrant Asian markets of San Francisco offered the intensely fragrant nước mắm nhi that Cuong remembered from Vietnam. So in 2006, Cuong decided that if he couldn't find it, he would make it — and started Red Boat Fish Sauce. Returning to Vietnam, Cuong expanded a small, family-run facility on the tropical island of Phu Quoc. With its clear waters and traditional fishing communities, Phu Quoc has long been renown for producing the world's greatest fish sauces. Cuong got to work, partnering with expert fishermen and breathing new life into his family's centuries-old fermentation tradition.

Today, the Red Boat brand is stronger than ever. In an era where transparency, traceability, and sustainability reign supreme, Red Boat is just as committed to quality ingredients and its time-honored fermentation tradition as the day it was founded. That means no additives, no preservatives, and no flavor enhancers. Just the purest fish sauce on earth.  



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