Must-try breakfast dishes in Ha Long

QUANG NINH – Visitors can experience a sea-flavored breakfast with vermicelli, squid ink rolls, and porridge when coming to Ha Long.

Ha Long people start their day with familiar rustic dishes. It’s a bowl of vermicelli noodles, hot and smoky, or batches of fried squid ink rolls to eat right away. If you have the opportunity to visit the most vibrant coastal city in the North this summer, try one of the dishes below.

Surface vermicelli

The surface was caught in the local waters from the night before. The meat is fresh, firm, and with a sweet broth that is the highlight of the dish. To add more flavor, locals often add fried beans, shrimp, herbs, and herbs.

The noodle broth is cooked from seafood but has no fishy taste.
The noodle broth is cooked from seafood but has no fishy taste.

The price of a vermicelli sale ranges from 30,000 to 40,000 VND. Visitors can easily find these stalls selling this dish in local markets and coastal seafood markets.

Noodles with period

The name Cu Ky vermicelli may sound strange to many tourists, but this is a familiar breakfast dish for Ha Long people. This dish was created by the fishermen of the fishing village. The bowl of vermicelli is made entirely of meat, the body is pureed for the broth and the bricks are for cooking.

Bun Cu Ky is often served with sweet and sour pickled bamboo shoots and raw vegetables.  Photo: Sang Dang
Bun Cu Ky is usually served with sweet and sour pickled bamboo shoots and raw vegetables. Photo: Sang Dang

Some famous noodle shops have been praised by foreign tourists for the first time. The price of a bowl of vermicelli varies from 35,000 VND to 50,000 VND

Squid roll cake, squid ink sticky rice

Banh Cuon still uses the traditional filling with ground meat and wood ear, but the Ha Long people eat it with squid rolls instead of fried rolls or cinnamon rolls like in other regions. A plate of standard squid ink rolls will be dipped with Ca Cuong essential oil and a plate of raw vegetables. In addition, visitors can choose white sticky rice served with squid rolls.

Squid roll cake is a familiar dish of Ha Long people.  Photo: Nguyen Chi
Squid roll cake is a familiar dish of Ha Long people. Photo: Nguyen Chi

The price of this dish ranges from 35,000 to 55,000 VND a piece. Places such as Mrs. Yen’s restaurant at 36 Doan Thi Diem, Goc Bang restaurant in Bach Dang ward, and Minh Hoa’s sticky rice with squid ink at 18 Trade have long been known to diners.

Bored fried vermicelli, bored porridge

Ngan belongs to the Clam family with the size of a palm. Fried pork belly with wood ear, and mushrooms are the main ingredients to make many dishes. Visitors will start their day full of energy with nutritious dishes made from Ngan in fishing villages of Ha Long such as Cua Van, Vieng…

Ha Long people process Ngan into many different dishes from steaming, and baking to stir-frying, soup, and porridge.

Noodles fried with boredom served with dried onion, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms.  Photo: Quang Ninh Newspaper
Noodles fried with boredom served with dried onions, wood ear mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms. Photo: Quang Ninh Newspaper

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