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: Mr.Ba Loc “Chao” fermented Java barb

Name of the business: Ba Loc Household Business

Address: 550 Tran Phu, Long Chau Hamlet, Long Chau Ward, Tan Chau Town, An Giang Province, Vietnam

Contact information: (+84) 0376.628.305



It has been a long time since “chao fermented fish” first gained popularity. “Chao” is the action of mixing fresh fish with palm sugar, rice powder, and Vietnamese rice wine dessert. Particularly in chao-fermented cooking recipes, a distinctive component known as “Vietnamese rice wine dessert” is added after the fish has been dipped in salt, giving a smooth and appealing fish flavor.

Mr.Ba Loc Chao fermented Java barb has made by inheriting the traditional recipe since 1955. Ba Loc household business enterprise consistently picks fresh and high-quality Java barb, mixed with the traditional fermented recipe to make great fermented fish. Along with the passion for the hometown’s fermented fish making, Ba Loc’s products are not only a common dish in family meals but also a culinary gift imbued with An Giang province’s cultural qualities for international travelers.

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.