Some of the best dishes in Halong Bay, Quang Ninh.
Pork-stuffed Fried Tofu with tomato sauce
Pork-stuffed fried tofu with tomato sauce is a popular Vietnamese dish which is perfect for dinner or lunch. It’s a plain food but it also offers a great flavor that suits all taste buds. If you love eating various versions of tofu dishes, pork-stuffed fried tofu in tomato sauce is worth a try. This Vietnamese-styled dish made of fried tofu with pork filling dipped with tomato sauce and some extra seasonings.
This dish is topped with freshly cut spring onions, eating with rice. Sometimes, it is served in a hot bowl with stir-fried sprout beans on top. Left-overs can be saved in the refrigerator for one week. Reheat in the microwave. Pork-stuffed fried tofu is a perfect dish for those who want to amp up nutrition at home!
Braised fish in Clay Pot (Cá kho tộ)
Braised fish is a traditional food in a clay pot – a quintessential bite of Vietnamese food. Its exotic flavor and fragrances will surely make you mouth-watering. Visually, it looks simple but actually, the cooking method requests lots of skills and techniques. Thanks to its delicious flavor, braised fish in clay pot remains among the best of Vietnamese cuisine.
Tộ refers a clay pot which can be found only in Vietnam and its cost quite much. It is difficult to find a clay pot in the resident market or you may get cheated by sellers. Fish cooking in clay pot offers stunning tenderness and exceptional flavor. And a perfect combination of seasoning is the key thing that makes braized fish too special. Seasonings include citronella, ginger, pepper, turmeric, fish sauce, green tea. Fish is cooked in a clay pot under weak heat for quite a long time until both fish’s flesh and bone are tender.
Ca lóc (snakehead fish), cá rô phi (tilapia) and cá trê (catfish) are the popular choices for braised fish because they are pretty priced and the flesh is very lean. Those fishes are all rich in calcium and vitamins which are good for health. Vietnamese tend to eat both flesh and bone of fishes. Those fishes can be easily found in market or freezer sections of supermarket.
Grilled salt and pepper prawns
Vietnamese cuisine holds a special place in the international culinary panorama thanks to its exquisite combination of flavor and seasonings. With long seaside, Vietnam is famous for seafood. Vietnamese recipes are renewed from popularity so that it suits for every taste bud. If you are looking for an authentic seafood dish, grilled salt and pepper prawn is an excuse to start with.
Grilled salt and pepper prawns are served on a large dish with slices of tomatoes and lettuce aside. The combination of salt, pepper and original taste of prawns offers a delightful flavor. When eating, try some beer! These prawns are perfect for daily dinner or party.
Hope you enjoy these dishes in Halong Bay!
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