Dried fish as gift of Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – With a labyrinth of rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta is rich in fish and other aquatic products. Therefore, local people dry fish to make it a specialty of the region, which tourists often buy as a gift for family and friends.


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Snakehead fish are dried. Dried snakehead fish cost VND110,000 (around US$5) to VND140,000 per kilo


If having a chance to travel to the delta this time of year, the dry season, tourists can see local people making dried fish. Fish used for drying range from snakehead fish to tra (pangasius) and Snakeskin gourami.

Following are some snapshots of the fish drying process captured on National Highway 62 in Dong Thap Province.

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 A woman arranges fish for drying along National Highway 62 in Dong Thap Province

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Women process fresh fish for drying. They are paid VND150,000-200,000 per day for the job.

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A snakehead fish is ready for drying. Its bones have been removed – Photos: Thanh Hoa

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