Pocket specialties not to be missed when coming to ‘Noodle’

Phu Yen cuisine is the intersection of many regions on the coastal strip of Central Vietnam. If you have lost your way to the land “Yellow flowers on green grass”, do not miss the delicious specialties here!

Cake asked the pig’s heart

If you have come to “Nư” country, this is a specialty that you definitely cannot ignore. Cake asked is not too strange to many of us, this is a fairly popular dish of the southerners, often served with roasted pork, raw vegetables. However, coming to Phu Yen, the cake is eaten in a very unique way, that is eaten with pork organs.

The cake asked for the pig's heart - a specialty not to be missed when coming to Phu Yen

The cake asked for the pig’s heart – a specialty not to be missed when coming to Phu Yen

The cake here is made from non-glutinous rice, the rice after soaking overnight will be pureed and mixed into a paste, then shaped and pressed in a mold, then steamed. Thanks to that, the cake is always hot, soft and smelling rice. When eating, the cake is served with pork belly and thick sauce mixed with raw vegetables, the sweet and sour taste of the sauce and cake is soft, extremely stimulating taste.

Fish ball noodles

Phu Yen fish noodle soup is quite diverse such as pickled fish, tuna or mixed fish. Vermicelli is served with raw vegetables, seasoning sauce and chili sauce. Phu Yen fish cake noodle soup is cooked with a sweet broth, soft, chewy and sweet fish meat, not flaky. So delicious, but the price of each bowl of vermicelli has a very “chestnut” price ranging from 20 – 30k / bowl. 

Nau fish cake noodle soup is especially sweet, crispy and crispy

Nau fish cake noodle soup is especially sweet, crispy and crispy

Tuna eyes

This is an extremely famous dish when it comes to Phu Yen cuisine . Many people once said that if you come to Phu Yen but have not enjoyed the ocean tuna eyes, you have not come to the land of “Nư”. Tuna eyes are cleaned and seasoned with special spices, then water-proofed with some traditional herbs such as goji berries, red apples, vegetables … Thanks to that, the fisheye has flavor. very special, sweet, easier to eat.

Fatty fish eyes, aroma of Chinese herbs, extremely attractive to the taste buds

Fatty fish eyes, aroma of Chinese herbs, extremely attractive to the taste buds

Chives soup

Perhaps the team that hates chives will not like this, but this is a specialty that should not be missed in the land “Yellow flowers on green grass”. 

Although you hate chives, you should try this special dish of Nau land once

Although you hate chives, you should try this special dish of Nau land once

Chives soup is made from simple ingredients, typical of Phu Yen, that is fish ball, pork and quail eggs … Cake fibers are made mainly from rice flour, soft and when eaten without being broken. The broth is cooked from small sea fish, so it has a sweet taste and is not as irritating as cooking with bones. A true bowl of chives soup of “Nư” is the surface of the bowl covered with the green color of chopped chives leaves, looking extremely eye-catching. And of course when enjoying its taste is quite special, so even if the team hates shallots, give it a try when traveling to Phu Yen .

Phu Yen chicken rice

Similar to Quang Nam chicken rice, Tuy Hoa chicken rice (Phu Yen) is also cooked with chicken broth and turmeric. The rice is light yellow in color, flexible and has a greasy taste, not drying out. 

The golden rice is tender, soft, and supple to eat with our chicken

The golden rice is tender, soft, and supple to eat with our chicken

Chicken is shredded or if you like to eat whole pieces, you can tell the owner of your taste. A correct plate of chicken rice is the chicken must be chewy, uncomplicated, the skin is crispy, served with spicy sauce and soup from chicken broth. The side dishes here are usually laksa leaves, pickled onions and pickles …. The sweet and sour taste of side dishes increases the flavor of the rice dish, helping you to eat more delicious without feeling bored.

Blood cockle Dam O Loan

Because it is a coastal area, Phu Yen’s seafood is abundant. O Loan lagoon is located in Tuy An district (Phu Yen province). The characteristic of cockles in this region is that the meat is very thick and sweet, much richer than the cockles of other regions. 

And that is why, the reputation of the O Loan cockle dish is not only known by the local people but also domestic and foreign tourists who come to Phu Yen land also come here to enjoy. This specialty. Blood cockles here are processed in a variety of ways, one of the most popular choices of O Loan cockles is grilled all over, the meat after being cooked is still pink, sweet and fragrant. .

O Loan lagoon blood cockle is a specialty that many people love when coming to Phu Yen

O Loan lagoon blood cockle is a specialty that many people love when coming to Phu Yen

Cream mixed label 

If you have come to Tuy Hoa but do not enjoy the longan cream, it is a mistake. This is also one of the dishes that make up the uniqueness of  Phu Yen cuisine . The ice cream here is specially made from fresh longan, often served with flan to enhance the creamy and creamy flavor of longan. The price of these mixed longan cream plates is about 10 – 20k / plate depending on the topping you choose to mix with the longan cream. 

The ice cream here is specially made from fresh longan

The ice cream here is specially made from fresh longan

Grilled corn with fish sauce

Grilled popcorn is not unfamiliar to us, but grilled corn in this land of “Yellow Flowers on Green Grass” especially attracts tourists when arriving here. Why? Because Phu Yen grilled corn is special when eaten without using onion fat to fill as many places as usual, it is eaten with seasoning sauce.

The taste of corn mingles with the characteristic aroma of the irresistible delicious seasoning sauce

The taste of corn mingles with the characteristic aroma of the irresistible delicious seasoning sauce

Corn, when grilled over embers, will be coated with fatty onion fat, then dipped with ready-made seasoning fish sauce. The flavor of corn mingled with the characteristic aroma of the seasoning fish sauce, a little bit of fat of onion fat will give diners an unforgettable experience of this both familiar and strange dish. 

Especially on the cold end of the year, sitting on the side of the road, enjoying a bit of the warmth of embers and enjoying grilled corn with fish sauce, there is nothing like that.

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