The famous nem chua making profession in Yen Mac commune near Tam Coc Ninh Binh has a long history and has a thrilling story about the origin of delicious nem chua. The story tells that Mrs. Pham Thi Thu, whose father, Mr. Pham Than Duat, held the position of Minister in the Hue royal court, followed her father to the Hue citadel and learned from famous royal chefs to make nem chua.
Pham Than Duat (1825-1885) was a great mandarin of the Nguyen Dynasty. He and Ton That Phan, on behalf of King Tu Duc’s court, signed the 1884 Giap Than Peace Treaty (Patronot Peace). He is also a famous historian, once held the position of Deputy General of the National History Council and in charge of the Quoc Tu Giam, was the final reviewer of the National History of Kham Dinh Viet Su Thong Cuong Muc, and was a teacher for two His Royal Highness was later King Duc Duc and Dong Khanh.
After that, Mrs. Thu returned to her hometown near Tam Coc Ninh Binh to teach the profession of making fermented pork rolls to Mr. Pham Xuy, the great-grandson of Pham Than Duat. This same simple but delicious dish has spread throughout Ninh Binh province and surrounding areas such as Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh,… Currently, in Yen Mac commune near Tam Coc Ninh Binh there are many households. making sour spring rolls. Yen Mac sour spring rolls taste very delicious, the mild sour spring rolls create a feeling of not being bored when eating, very strange to eat…
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