Top specialties not to be missed when travelling in Ha Long

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Referring to Ha Long, everyone immediately thought that this is a very famous tourist destination in Vietnam with thousands of magnificent islands and beautiful natural scenery. But have you ever wondered what you will eat when you come to Ha Long? Today, I will introduce to you the top 10 extremely special and attractive dishes of Ha Long cuisine.

1. Grilled squid (Squid rolls/ Cha muc)

Ha Long Squid Rolls cuisine
Ha Long Squid Rolls cuisine

In the top 10 of the ranking of the best Asian dishes, it is a proud specialty of the people here. Arriving in Ha Long, even if I go to any restaurant, I will introduce this dish to the owner. From a distance, you can smell the aroma of patties right from the frying pan. When you enjoy each piece of natural yellow patties, you will see crispness, toughness and juicy taste of fresh squid. Not only that, but the “pomegranates” being cut from the fins and the squid are brittle in the mouth, creating a quite interesting and strange feeling.

Squid Rolls is a proud specialty of the people here. Sticky rice blends with the flavor, creating a very attractive flavor.
Squid Rolls is a proud specialty of the people here. Sticky rice blends with the flavor, creating a very attractive flavor.

Squid rolls served with white sticky rice is the best. The scent of the new flavors blended with the smell creates an extremely attractive flavor.

2. Stuffed pancake with squid rolls

Stuffed pancake with squid roll is a rustic but extremely unique dish of Ha Long cuisine
Stuffed pancake with squid roll is a rustic but extremely unique dish of Ha Long cuisine

Still being thin mourning stuffed pancakes that are cleverly coated with minced meat with mushrooms and atrium inside. However, when eaten with squid, it really creates a very special flavor. The scent of stuffed pancakes, scallops, and onions blends with the fresh taste of squid and dipping sauce to create an amazing combination!

3. Portulaca king-crab dishes (“Sam”)

Portulaca king-crab along with the crab family, with the crab family, also tomorrow and more but bigger. The interesting thing is that a portulaca king-crab usually go into pairs. The female carries the male on his back so when caught, one pair is often captured. Sam can be processed into various dishes such as steamed sam, stir-fried sam vermicelli, grilled sam cartilage, sam salad, stir-fried sam chili with chili, crispy fried egg …

Sam is also a dish that you cannot ignore when traveling to Ha Long
Sam is also a dish that you cannot ignore when traveling to Ha Long

4. Sipunculus nudus dishes (“Sa Sung”)

Sa Sung is also known as ginseng or seaworms. Although the price is a bit high, the Sa Sung is popular with many people in the list of certain delicacies to try in Ha Long cuisine.

You can enjoy fresh Sa Sung at the restaurant. A lot of dry Sa Sung is also bought by many tourists as gifts for friends and relatives
You can enjoy fresh Sa Sung at the restaurant. A lot of dry Sa Sung is also bought by many tourists as gifts for friends and relatives

At first, perhaps we will not dare to eat because the peanut looks exactly like the worms, the pink and pink worms are scary. But after a desperate attempt, you will surely understand why this dish is so famous. The Sa Sung is very sweet and fresh, and when it is fried with garlic, it rises so the aroma of the sea is very attractive.

5. Nodding Cake (Gat Gu Cake)

The type of cake with this strange name has a controversial shape, people think that nodding like a noodle cake, others think it is a wet cake. The cake is curled up into a long roll, when picked up, keep nodding, nodding down so it is called nodding cake. The cake is served with chicken fat sauce and onion, there is also a shop that sells cakes with carefully stocked marinated meat.

Softness, along with the sweet, aromatic and sweet taste of the cake will surely make you want to eat nostalgic until you are full of stomach.
Softness, along with the sweet, aromatic and sweet taste of the cake will surely make you want to eat nostalgic until you are full of stomach.

6. Mantis Shrimp Noodles (Bun Be Be)

Again a very strange name contributed to the list of delicious dishes of Ha Long cuisine. The  Mantis Shrimp is a species of the Shrimp family. Fresh and superficial Mantis Shrimp is taken from the waters of Quang Ninh. After preliminary processing, people take its shell to cook together with the bone tube as a broth. In a bowl of Bún Suối, there are other ingredients such as choysum, tomatoes, iron shrimp and other herbs to enhance the flavor of the dish.

The flesh of the Mantis Shrimp is tough and firm, the taste is hard to resist.
The flesh of the Mantis Shrimp is tough and firm, the taste is hard to resist.

7. “Tai Long Ep” Cake

This cake is a specialty made from the skillful hand of San Diu people. At first glance, you will see that the cake is quite similar to the jaggery beefcake in the West, only the color is a bit darker. Although the appearance is extremely simple, the way to make this cake is quite elaborate and thorough. The aroma, sweetness, fleshy of Tai Long Ep Cake will surely make you nostalgic forever when remembering Ha Long.

Tai Long Ep Cake has the main material sticky flour, alum sugar, ground peanut, sesame seeds, and ginger.
Tai Long Ep Cake has the main material sticky flour, alum sugar, ground peanut, sesame seeds, and ginger.

8. Tien Yen Hill Chicken

Chickens in Tien Yen are released on hillsides to feed themselves. Every day, they have to “walk” wandering so the meat is very tough, firm, sweet and aromatic, but not bored.

Tien Yen chicken culinary festival in Ha Long
Tien Yen chicken culinary festival in Ha Long

9. Pearl yogurt

This dish deserves the specialties of Ha Long that you cannot miss. When calling pearl yogurt, the owner will bring you a bottle of cool little yogurt and a bowl of hot coconut milk with pearls inside. Mix and try a spoonful of cold yogurt mixed with coconut water and hot pearls, you will have an interesting experience with this dish.

With 09 dishes above, we hope to help you less “puzzled” when choosing what to eat in the list of specialties of Ha Long cuisine. Do not hesitate anymore, please take your backpack quickly and come to Ha Long to enjoy the delicious food.

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