Chi Chuong Hai Phong – the famous chili sauce that makes the famous delicacies of the Port land

The delicious dishes of the port land cannot be complete without the standard Hai Phong chili sauce. A spice that adds vivid and impressive colors to the culinary map of this place that anyone should not miss the opportunity to enjoy.

Origin of the name of Hai Phong

Hai Phong is not only a city with famous tourist attractions, but the cuisine of this land also has many interesting things for you to discover when coming here. In addition to the dishes that have been “named” associated with the port land, there is a special spice present in most dishes that is equally famous, which is chili sauce.

Chi Chuong Hai Phong - chili saucePhoto: @bonappetit.rose

Chi Chuong is also known as Chi Chuong, the name-bearing the local culture of the chili sauce in Hai Phong. It originates from the transliteration of the word “Zhī jiāng”, because in the past the Chinese came to live in Hai Phong a lot, especially in the area of ​​the market, Ly Thuong Kiet street. And although Hai Phong chives and chili sauces are quite similar, they are distinguished here quite clearly, making many people wonder.

Chi Chuong Hai Phong - chili saucePhoto: @bachhoacaonguyen

Chi Chua is also red in appearance, but has a stronger consistency, bold flavor and is especially spicy than normal chili sauces. In the journey to discover Hai Phong Foodtour, don’t forget to explore and ask the locals here to know more about this port-style chili sauce!

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How to make Hai Phong magazine

How to make chicha is not difficult, but to make the famous standard chili sauce in Hai Phong cuisine like the locals here is not easy. First of all, you must choose the ingredients such as: clean salt and fresh tomatoes, chili, and garlic . Besides, there is also water, vinegar, and white wine to enhance the taste.

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First of all, you have to wash the garlic thoroughly and then grind it with a little alcohol. Chili and tomatoes are briefly boiled, then the peppers are removed and the seeds are removed, and the tomatoes are peeled. Add these 2 ingredients to the water and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Bring it out, add garlic, salt and then puree. Then, simmer on low heat until thickened, let it cool to use. 

Hai Phong magazine - featuredPhoto: @nguoiduatin

The finished product must have an eye-catching bright red color, smell the pungent smell rising to the nose, and the taste may be slightly sour. For those who have enjoyed Chi Chuan in Hai Phong once, it will be hard to forget its special taste. The deliciousness and difference compared to normal chili sauces are hard to describe in words that you can only feel for yourself.

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What’s delicious with chili sauce?

There are many delicious dishes that can be combined with chili sauce, such as: crab cake, Banh Beo, spicy bread, spicy fish vermicelli, seafood,… Hai Phong people can notice every day. When eating dishes, water often gives a lot of lice. Its flavor blends with the taste of lemon, adding to the deliciousness of the broth, making it not boring to enjoy the dish.

Hai Phong magazine - crab cakesPhoto: @quynhu.joyn

In particular, enjoying Hai Phong spicy bread is indispensable. Few people know that banh mi has the word “spicy” added to it because it is associated with lice. Every time you enjoy this dish, you have to dip it in the bowl. The crust is crispy, the spicy flavor blends with the greasy taste of the delicious pate as if converging the culinary quintessence in this dish. 

Chi Chuong Hai Phong - spicy breadPhoto: @mattysblog

The seafood in Hai Phong is famous for its freshness, and when added, the flavor is even stronger. For dishes such as oysters, tu comei, snail nails, etc., when grilled, add a little spicy chili sauce, which will make these dishes somewhat less fishy. In addition, it can also be added to hot pot dishes, stir-fries, dips with grilled skewers, fried foods, … are also quite delicious that you should try. 

Hai Phong magazine - seafoodPhoto: @tungto.ttt

The address to buy delicious chives in Hai Phong

Many of you who come to Hai Phong miss the delicious “forgot the way back” of the strange chili sauce, so remember to buy it gradually and let your loved ones try it. Where to buy Chi Chuong Hai Phong ? There are many addresses selling standard magazines, you can visit the area around Do market, China street, … there will be many shops selling Chinese people themselves.

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You can also visit supermarkets or shops selling spicy bread to buy chili sauce such as: 

– Ong Cuong’s spicy bread

  • Address: 184 Hang Kenh, Le Chan district, Hai Phong.

– Granny’s spicy bread

  • Address: 57 Le Loi, May To, Ngo Quyen, Hai Phong.

– Old man Khanh Lap’s spicy bread

  • Address: 181 Hang Kenh, Le Chan district, Hai Phong.

– Shelly Spicy Bread Fresh Ice Cream

  • Address: 56B Le Loi, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong.

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Imprinted and great pride of the people of the Port, Hai Phong is now not only known as a spice but also contributes to the promotion of the cuisine here. Enjoy as soon as you have the opportunity, the spicy taste will make you remember it forever.

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