6 dishes should try when coming to Phan Thiet

BINH THUAN – Teeth of squid, fish cake soup, or chicken rice are suggestions for visitors to Phan Thiet.

Banh Canh (Vietnamese Thick Noodle Soup)

Vietnamese Thick Noodle Soup in Phan Thiet

Although Banh Canh in Phan Thiet is a common recipe that is easy to prepare, it is highly nutritious for people at any age. You can have bread soaked in the broth while savoring this must-try food of Phan Thiet as it is considered as an interesting way to get a sense of the quintessence inside it. Taking a Vietnam beach break in Phan Thiet will blow your mind to different sorts of thick noodle soup of this land, some of which are the soup with fried fish cakes and the soup with steamed fish cakes. Especially, the food is seemingly sweeter and more unique than itself in other places. Remember to give it a try during your trip to Phan Thiet.

Address: Banh Canh Xiu stall – No. 1, Kim Dong Street.

Opening hours: 2:00 PM-10 PM

Banh Can (Mini-Pancakes)

Mini-Pancakes is one of the must-try food in Phan Thiet

Perhaps, to those people who have fallen in love with Vietnamese cuisine, Banh Can (also mini-pancakes) is not by means strange as it is spreading through many regions of Vietnam. One of the places where you easily find it is Phan Thiet; it is possible to claim that getting Banh Can enjoy is absolutely not hard since plenty of small food booths serving this food are located along the streets here. The best time to find the one is in the afternoon and evening.

Highly recommended addresses: Hai Phong Street and around Phan Thiet market.

Banh Quai Vac

Banh Quai Vac in Phan Thiet

In Phan Thiet and other lands of Vietnam, Banh Quai Vac is essentially not in line with the luxurious culinary delights; instead, it is listed street food sold every corner by vendors. One point distinguishing the food with sumptuous menus at the dazzling restaurants is the way to experience it. There is no perspective in which you sit in a spacious air-conditioning room and sip a drink to wait for the food; instead, you will use a tiny plastic chair on the sidewalk and sit around the vendor. It is a great experience to savor the food in such a special style. Hence, it is put in the must-try food in Phan Thiet

Rang Muc Nuong (Grilled Squid Teeth)

Grilled Squid Teeth in Phan Thiet

It is probable to assert that squid teeth are one of the typical examples of Vietnamese cooking style in which the locals are prone to make good use of available resources. Due to this resourcefulness, foreigners get a chance to know about Grilled Squid Teeth (Rang Muc Nuong) – a delicacy with squid teeth most easily found in Phan Thiet. Squid teeth looking like marble-sized balls will be marinated in some spices, and thanks to their shapes, they are easily skewed and grilled as kebabs. It will not be a liar that the flavor is extremely tantalizing without imagination.

Addresses: around Phan Thiet railway station or Nguyen Tat Thanh Street.

Lau Tha (Special Fish Hotpot)

Special Fish Hotpot in Phan Thiet

Also included in the must-try food list in Phan Thiet is Lau Tha (or special fish hotpot). This specialty will stun anyone who is on a Vietnam beach holiday in the Phan Thiet coastal city. Fish used for the hotpot varied; it may be gudgeon or spade-fish. While there are suggestions for tasting the cuisine of Phan Thiet, you must surely try this kind of hotpot. The reason for this recommendation is that the philosophy and essence of the Vietnamese culinary art are hidden behind the food’s flavor, which is based on five chief elements of Buddhism: fire, wood, water, earth, and metal, and certainly you will be eager to uncover it.

Muc Mot Nang (Once Sun Dried Squid)

Once Sun Dried Squid in Phan Thiet

Another specialty which is also the must-try food in Phan Thiet is once dried squid in the sun. How to savor this type of dried squid is very simple; you just grill it on coal until it becomes pale yellow and its flavor spreads everywhere. It is better to have a small bowl of fish sauce with chili which well goes with the food.

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