The traditional profession of making chili salt in Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam has officially become the country’s national intangible cultural heritage.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism recently signed a decision to recognize the making of chili salt in Tay Ninh Province as national intangible cultural heritage.
As of 2022, 37 facilities across Tay Ninh had registered their chili salt trademarks, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
The main ingredients to make this salt include salt, chili, garlic, monosodium glutamate, lemongrass, and dried shrimp.
|Tay Ninh chili salt is served with fruits. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre|
The chili salt is often served with various types of tropical fruits to enhance their flavors.
The profession of making chili salt is the eighth cultural heritage of Tay Ninh to be recognized as national intangible cultural heritage.
The remaining cultural heritages include Don Ca Tai Tu (Southern Folk Music), Ky Yen Festival, the making of Trang Bang dew-dried rice paper, the worship of Saint Linh Son on Ba Den Mountain, and the art of cooking vegetarian dishes, among others.