Minh Phu: Processed shrimp for Japanese market
Hot & Spicy Shrimp
Minh Phu did not fail to live up to its position as the largest shrimp exporter of Viet Nam during the exhibition. Its booth was extremely eye-catching with a wide range of shrimp products beautifully exhibited in the display case. In addition to the traditional products, which are particularly well-known in US and Japanese markets, Minh Phu also introduced many new, ready-to-eat items prepared in Japanese style. They are Hot & Spicy Shrimp, Tatsutaage, Cheery Shrimp Pop, Ebi Katsu, citronella breaded shrimp. These products are still in their trial production to sound out the Japanese customers’ respond but the company has already received some small orders.
Quoc Viet: Marinated shrimp products
Marinated Wet Garlic Shrimp
“Apart from high-graded shrimp products such as Nobashi, EZ-peel, PDTO and breaded shrimp, Quoc Viet also offered a new series called Marinated Black Tiger Shrimp, including Marinated Garlic, Marinated Lemon, Marinated Red Thai, and Marinated Mexican. They are mainly processed from shrimp 21/23 count”, told Deputy General Director Ngo Quoc Viet.
These products are particularly appeal to Australian and European buyers and Quoc Viet has recently shipped a big volume of these items.
SEAPRODEX Hanoi: Ready-to-eat octopus
Nguyen Xuan Hang, Director of Xuan Thuy Processing and Exporting Factory (SEAPRODEX HANOI) said the company had traveled a long distance to bring their numerous best-selling products from vannamei, black tiger shrimp and marine fishes to the exhibition. At present, they have two ranges of unique and high value products from squid, i.e. ready- to-eat product such as sushi dane, sushi sugata; and whole clean squid fillet. These products are sold mainly to Japan. There were also IQF clam (IQF) and whole clam (vacuumed package) consumed locally and exported to Japan. At present, the enterprise is supplying clam products to Noi Bai Catering Service Joint Stock Company (NASCO) for serving on international flights.
Binh An: Breaded fish served locally
Binh An is a big Pangasius exporter but it also focus on domestic market. In the Vietfish 2011, the company presented its new products of breaded Pangasius and Collagen drink. The former is packed in colorful and small-size retail paper box that has same style as those in developed countries. Now, this product is put on sales in local supermarkets.
Hai Nam: Ready-to-eat marine fish
Sea fishes from Binh Thuan
Hai Nam is famous for its dried seafood, grape seaweed, and swallow nest. This year, the customers are even more impressed with their demonstration of many kinds of marine fish from Binh Thuan sea such as grouper, tuna, mahi-mahi, red snapper, and swordfish.
The company also has many ready-to-cook marine fish to offer such as fillet, cubes, sticks, steak and loin. These items are mainly shipped to Japanese, EU, Korean, and the US. In peak season, the company can export 30-40 containers/month.
Thanh Ha: prepared fish sauce
Prepared vegeterian fish sauce in small bottles
Thanh Ha is the only fish sauce company showcased at Vietfish 2011. Its products are plentiful, bringing unforgettable taste to customers. In this fair, Thanh Ha introduced some new prepared fish sauces which already contain lemon, garlic and chili. These products are quite convenient (packed in the small bottle) and available in Big C and Corp Mart supermarket chains as well as the stores in big cities.
Thaimex and half shell scallop
Frozen half-shelf scallop
From Phan Thiet, the coastal province rich in seafood, Thaimex introduced their specialties such as dried skinless squid, half-dried broad squid, mackerel, silver sillago and various shellfish. However, the most impressive one is half shell scallop. The product is offered in small quantity at rather high price with clients mainly coming from Asian countries like Singapore.
Quang Minh Seafood: Pangasius by-products
Pangasius fin and swim bladder
Many people outside the sector may be surprised to hear that Pangasius fin, swim bladder, and skin are offered as food. Quang Minh Seafood produced these products from the leftover of Pangasius fillet. The company said they attracted many Chinese customers. Despite a small volume of Pangasius by-products, the company can still ship 1-2 containers/month.
An Chau: Export marine fish
Various marine fishes
An Chau specializes in processing and exporting a variety of frozen seafood from farmed, marine fish to crab and swimming crab. This year, the company added to the exhibiting list many kinds of high- value fishes such as round grouper, red grouper, queen snapper, seabream and mackerel.
An Chau’s raw fishes are caught from waters of Kien Giang, Vung Tau and Nha Trang. The products are mainly exported to Australia, US, Singapore,
Hung Ca and frozen pangasius fillet with seasoning
Frozen Pangasius Fillet with Seasoning
As usual, Hung Ca mainly exports raw Pangasius fillet, Pangasius block, Pangasius stick and Pangasius cube. In this show, Hung Ca presented a new product called Frozen Pangasius Fillet with Seasoning. The company has exported a big volume of this product to European, US and Asian markets.
Trung Mai (Complied by Hang Van)