In the past, “oceanic floodlights” were just a “variation” during the fishing season of Phu Yen fishermen, but now they have become a delicacy on the table that every visitor to Nau wants to taste.
“Ocean floodlights” is the beautiful name that Phu Yen people give to ocean tuna eyes. The name of the headlight comes from the fact that tuna eyes can see very far, weighing 200-300 grams/eye, as big as a hand-held flashlight.
At first glance, many visitors feel a bit scared, but once they have tasted it, they will remember it later.
To create accents and enhance the taste of tuna eyes, many restaurants put alcohol around the crockery, then light it on fire to create a new and beautiful feeling. Fire keeps fish eyes hot, enjoy more delicious.
Mr. Nguyen Tan Sy – a chef in Tuy Hoa city revealed that Phu Yen is the cradle, the origin of tuna fishing, which annually catches thousands of tons of tuna. Previously, fish eyes were too many, so fishermen often abandoned them, but seeing that it was a waste, local people researched and created attractive dishes.
Initially, the tuna eye dish was mainly seasoned with a few common spices and then boiled for 15-20 minutes. Later, in order to increase the value of the dish, many restaurants have marinated the fish’s eyes with traditional medicines such as jujube, goji berries, shiitake, ginseng, ba nut, ginger… These side dishes are not not only creates a strange taste, has anti-weld effect, good digestion, but also keeps the dish from being fishy.
When the tuna eyes are finished processing, diners will see the hot smoke carrying the aroma of fish, hot spices awakening the taste buds. This dish is served with some spicy vegetables, perilla, chopped herbs and a few roasted peanuts. The price for each bowl of “headlights” ranges from 45-50 thousand VND.
“Enjoying the specialty of “ocean floodlights” in Phu Yen is not only new, but also nutritious for the body after an energy-intensive multi-day trip” – chef Nguyen Tan Sy shared .
In addition to the “headlight”, tuna fillet with mustard is also a dish that diners should not miss when visiting and traveling in Phu Yen.
Tuna is cut into bite-sized pieces, then placed on ice-cold plates to keep the fish fresh. This dish is served with spicy cabbage leaves, perilla, peanuts … dipped in soy sauce (soy sauce) dissolved with mustard. Currently, tuna fillet is sold for 250-350 thousand VND/kg.($1=24,000 VND)
Good news for the tourism industry
According to statistics of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, from the 1st to the 5th of the Lunar New Year (January 22 – January 26), the total number of tourists to the locality reached nearly 95,000; 2.2 times higher than the same period in 2022. Revenue reached more than 130 billion dong; 2.6 times higher than the same period in 2022.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Thai – Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Phu Yen province said that tourists to Phu Yen are mainly domestic tourists such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and the Central Highlands provinces.
The places that attract the most visitors include special national monuments such as Ganh Da Dia, Nhan Tower and the scenic Bai Mon – Dai Lanh Cape.
With the good news at the beginning of the new year, tourism in Phu Yen province is expected to create a new breakthrough with the goal of welcoming 2.4 million visitors in 2023; in which, there were 15,000 international visitors, revenue reached 3,100 billion.
According (Dan Tri)