Busy Ruou Can Phu Tuc orders for Tet

posted Jan 11, 2016, 12:52 AM by Danang Beach
Over recent weeks, the remaining producers of ‘ruou can’ (rice wine drunk out of a jar through pipes) in Phu Tuc Village in Hoa Vang District’s Hoa Phu Commune have been very busy producing their product ready for the Tet Festival.

In 2014, the Ruou Can Cooperative of 8 household producers was established in the village and together they make a total of 1,000 jars that year, each of between 4 and 12 litres.

However, there are now only 2 families, those of Mr Le Van Nghia and Mr Le Van Hoang, still making ‘ruou can’ due to poor sales.  Currently, no stores in Da Nang city centre sell the product and, therefore, anyone who wants to buy it has to make the long journey to Phu Tuc Village.

Selling a jar of ‘ruou can’

61-year-old Mr Nghia has spent 100 million VND on building his own facility to make ‘ruou can’, 24 million VND of which came from the district’s budget.  He has had to spend quite a lot of money buying raw and auxiliary materials, including jars which are being sourced from Ha Noi’s Bat Trang ceramics village.

Mr Nghia said that he usually sells an average of 60 jars each month.  He is now making 400 jars - 350 ordered by his customers and the remainder for sale at Tet.

35-year-old Nguyen Thanh Hung from Hai Chau District said that, on his trips to Phu Tuc Village, he usually buys ‘ruou can’ from Mr Nghia’s house for drinking or presenting it to his friends and relatives.

The Vice Chairman of the Hoa Phu Commune People’s Committee, Ms Tran Thi Ly, said that some outlets selling ‘ruou can’ would be opening soon in the Tuy Loan urban area and Han Market to increase the sales of this wine.

(Source: Danang Today)