The Vietnam Records Organization has formally proposed to the World Records Institute (WorldMark) and the USA Records Organization (USKings) beginning the Journey to nominate TOP 100 best-selling OCOP-certified items in Vietnam 2023 with the purpose of enhancing the image of the nation and the Vietnamese people not only through record values but also through other distinctive qualities. Due to this journey, foreign buyers will have comprehensive and close access to Vietnam’s distinctive values.
Name of the product: Cassava noodles
Name of the business: Caromi Joint Stock Company
Address: Hon Tau Street, Thuan An Residential Group, Dong Phu Town, Que Son District, Quang Nam Province
Contact information: (+84) 988 846 044
Fanpage: Phở Sắn Caromi
There used to be several manufacturers in Que Son that produced cassava noodles, but they all had to close down during the time of war. Mr. Duong Ngoc Anh then formed the Caromi Joint Stock Company to continue his family’s heritage of trading cassava items, notably cassava noodles.
The light yellow cassava noodles have a hammock-shaped grid made of cassava flour. Before being ground into flour, cassava tubers are washed and peeled. Cassava flour is steeped in water for three days and three nights before being cooked into a paste to make cassava noodles in order to completely remove toxins and aid in the retention of fiber and other nutrients.
The company makes 200 kg of cassava noodles on average each year, delivering it to numerous Quang Nam restaurants and eateries as well as large supermarkets like VinMart, Co.op Mart, etc. In 2020, Caromi cassava noodles were marketed in Thailand. At the same time, the company also works with local tour operators to organize excursions that allow tourists to experience how to make cassava noodles in Hoi An City. As a result of the efforts of improving products and preserving the craft village, Caromi cassava noodles were recognized by the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee as meeting the 4-star OCOP standard in 2021.
The journey to nominate and promote the TOP-BEST best-selling OCOP-certified products in 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam is one of the projects implemented under the strategic alliance between the Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings), the USA Records Organization (USKings) and the World Records Institute (WorldMark), with the goal of propagating and promoting the record values of countries worldwide.