Fish vermicelli, herring salad, vermicelli, and rich shark cooked in sour soup… are specialties that should be tried when coming to the southwestern region of the country.
Kien Giang not only attracts tourists with many beautiful landscapes but also has countless typical dishes. If you have the opportunity to travel to this land, do not miss the dishes below.
Kien Giang specialty fish vermicelli dish with main ingredients from snakehead fish with fragrant, chewy meat and rimmed shrimp with flavorful broth. Vermicelli is served with bean sprouts, grated banana, laksa leaves, water spinach dipped with fish sauce with a little lemon and chili. The fish and shrimp meat combined with the rich broth… gives diners a delicious feeling. This noodle dish is popularly sold in Rach Gia city.
This is one of the must-try dishes when coming to Kien Giang, especially Phu Quoc island. The main ingredients of the dish are fresh herring, fillet with skin on, thinly sliced onion, shredded carrot, grated coconut, added minced garlic, cilantro, roasted peanuts… and dipping sauce. go up.
Herring rolls with rice paper, raw vegetables dipped with a delicious fish sauce combining chili, minced garlic, lemon, sugar, peanuts. Diners will feel each piece of fresh and crispy fish meat, the fat from the grated coconut, the smell of herbs mixed with the spicy dipping sauce. The dish is sold at many restaurants and eateries in cities under this province such as Rach Gia, Ha Tien, Phu Quoc…
Rich shark cooked with lemongrass and turmeric soup
The rich shark has a delicious taste and high nutritional value. Due to the influence of the culinary culture of the Khmer, this sour soup is often cooked with minced lemongrass and turmeric. According to Kien Giang people, this method is to eliminate the fishy smell of sea fish and create eye-catching colors for the soup pot.
Clean fish meat cooked with tamarind juice or fresh lemon juice combined with vegetables as you like. The dish scores thanks to the rich fatty shark meat combined with the sweet and sour soup and the aroma of lemongrass and turmeric.
Bun trumpet has a rather sophisticated way of processing. The broth of this dish is made from fish such as barracuda, scorpion or yellow lep… boiled, a small portion of it is chopped, a part of it is stir-fried with onions, garlic, curry, cloves, cinnamon… Then , add the stir-fry mixture to the broth, season with spices and coconut milk.
Put vermicelli in a bowl, add papaya and grated cucumber, raw bean sprouts, herbs, then pour hot broth on top and a little fish sauce. The bowl of vermicelli noodles has both the aromatic, fatty taste of fish, and the pungent taste of many typical spices. The dish is sold a lot in Ha Tien and Phu Quoc.
Ca Xiu is loved by many diners and is one of the dishes worth trying. Outward appearance is like two pieces of green carp, adding long whiskers, soft and sweet flesh. When cleaned and dried, Ca Xiu is salted with Phu Quoc fish sauce, garlic, chili, white sugar or jaggery.
Fatty eggplant meat, crispy beard mixed with a mixture of salted-sweet, moderately sweet, chili, garlic… served with steamed white rice is very flavorful.
Steamed rice noodles
The ingredients of the dish include noodles, spring rolls, pre-cut fried pork, coconut milk, mixed skin, grilled meat, sweet and sour fish sauce, etc. This dish usually has herbs, cucumber fibers. , bean sprouts, roasted peanuts to add delicious flavor.
The noodles are steamed in water, so they are soft and chewy mixed with thick coconut milk, crispy spring rolls, fragrant grilled meat, rich fish sauce… stimulating the taste.
Delicious dishes from sticky rice
Coming to Kien Giang, especially Ha Tien city, diners can enjoy many delicious sticky rice dishes such as Siamese sticky rice, mango, coconut sticky rice, chicken seed sticky rice, dried shrimp sticky rice… Sticky rice here is made from fragrant sticky sticky rice. Steamed with coconut milk creates a unique flavor.
photo: Khanh Thien