Sand worm omelette has been acclaimed in international newspapers

HA NOI –  A diner who traveled 10 km to enjoy the dish is considered “delicious and unique”.

As the chilly autumn winds flood the Vietnamese capital, food lovers increasingly expect a rare delicacy: fried sand worm omelette, according to SCMP. At a roadside stall in the bustling old quarter of Hanoi, a popular tourist spot and famous for the markets and eateries scattered along the old streets, diners sit together on plastic chairs. small. Beneath the metal counter was a container full of wiggling creatures.

Nguyen Thi Lan, a customer who traveled more than 10km with friends to go to the old town to enjoy this dish.  Lan's impression is that the food is delicious and unique.  Her group of 8 paid VND 700,000 for a meal of 8 people.  Photo: DPA
Fried sand worm omelette can be served with coin vermicelli, sweet and sour fish sauce. Photo: DPA

Foreign tourists may shiver at first glance at the dish made of worm-like or worm-like vinegar, but they are important ingredients to make a unique specialty. The mugs are mixed with minced meat, eggs, tangerine peel and herbs and fried in gold. The spring rolls are crispy on the outside, soft and fragrant on the inside. This snack is mainly sold in Hanoi, and only has a few locations in the city center.

The most popular time of the bar is at noon. Customers crowded each other, quickly filled the vacant seats and even flooded the neighboring cafes to enjoy this Hanoi specialty. People often eat with a plate of vermicelli, a bowl of sweet and sour fish sauce, and a meal costs a few dollars. Many people also order more iced tea to quench their thirst.

Nguyen Thi Lan, a customer, traveled more than 10km with friends to go to the old town to enjoy this dish. Lan’s impression is that the food is delicious and unique. Her group of 8 paid VND 700,000 for a meal of 8 people.

Cha lua is a high protein dish.  Photo: DPA
Cha lua is a high protein dish. Photo: DPA

Bui Thi Nga, a 40-year-old chef of a restaurant on the street, said his family has been in the business of this dish for more than 30 years. She is the third generation of women who sell and run the restaurant. Nga quit her office job, where she joined after graduating from college and became the shop owner, replacing her mother.

“I sell this dish because I want to keep a traditional Hanoi dish for the next generations. Jujube is special because it is made from rare ingredients. Roi appears only at certain times of the year. , and according to the lunar calendar, “she said.

In September and October of the lunar calendar, the water reappears.  This is also the harvest season of the year.  Image:
In September and October of the lunar calendar, the water reappears. This is also the harvest season of the year. Image:

This traditional scrambled egg dish is not unique in Vietnam. There is a list of unique dishes of the S-shaped strip of land called by SCMP such as silkworm salad, fried cricket, flipped duck eggs …

Anh Minh (Theo SCMP)