Food tour around Halong

Halong is widely known as a wonderful land of tourism because of its beautiful sites. It is fortunate for Halong when it is given a lot of special treatment. Halong is not only popular for its impressive scene but also for its diversified and delicious foods.

Delicious foods in Halong
Delicious foods in Halong

The most popular food that tourists like to try is fried squid. Squid in Halong has specific taste that cannot be found in any other place. People will fry squids in a pan full of boiling oil after carefully cleaning it. Tourists can feel the crispy as well as leathery taste of squid when try fried squid here. The process of making fried squid is highly required in detail and patient. To produce fresh and delicious fried squid, people here have to bray squid by hand not to grind by machine as others. Therefore, the taste is natural crispy and charming. Tourists cannot find cloy when enjoy the squid which attracts them most. The combination of fried squid and belostomatid sauce with a little bit peppercorn will be a great choice that tourists should try. Some other suggestions is combination with white sticky rice and coconut map or steamed rolls rice pancake. The price of this food is rather high, it is in the gap between 300.000 and 450.000 vnd (from $13 to $20) per kilogram. Despite of high price, tourists always choose fried squid to be the top list food that they have to buy when arriving Halong. An addressee for tourists to try squid is dining area next to Cay Thap stress ( the tower stress). Indochina tours in Vietnam

 Fried squid with tasty colour and smell
Fried squid with tasty colour and smell

Sa Sung (peanut worms) is the next choice that tourists should not dissemble. Tourists can try Sa Sung on the spot or buy it as a gift for friends or relatives. Sa Sung is a kind of molluscs seafood and the appearance is similar with worm. Sa Sung can be cooked in many ways such as frying with onion, pineapple or vegetable. It is extremely splendid that tourists can feel complete ocean tastes when try these dishes, which is an unforgettable tastes in their life. For tourists who want to buy Sa Sung as a gift, dried Sa Sung is the best choice. Dried Sa Sung can be a great choice when it is grilled and enjoyed with beer. Another choice for this is roasted Sa Sung, this food will give a color of yellow and smell of hot, rich and charming. This can be combined with chili sauce, houttuynia, dill and beer. Sa Sung is scarce, it only can be found at Quan Lan  (Van Don). Price for tourists to consult is from 1-3 million vnd ( $45- $136) per kilogram. Halong bay tours in Vietnam

Grilled Sa Sung with chili sauce, houttuynia and dill
Grilled Sa Sung with chili sauce, houttuynia and dill

If the above choices give tourists the tastes of hot and rich, Barnacle soup will bring tourists to a fresh and cool world. Barnacle is smaller than oyster and has tough, sharp coat. They live sticking to rock, so people have to use hammer pointed beak to extract it and the coat will be striken for kernel. Barnacle can be cook with tomato, scallion, tamarind or pineapple which will cool down the summer. Another choice for tourists is fried breaded barnacle, which will humor anyone even the toughest.  To have the best experience, tourist should try barnacle at Chanh river if have chance. Tourists should feel easy because barnacle is available all time. Therefore, people can try this delicious food any time they visit here.

Barnacle soup is a cool choice for tourists
Barnacle soup is a cool choice for tourists

Besides, Halong is also a famous place for a great numbers of delicious foods such as “nod pie”, “Quang Yen sour meatball or Van Don Snout, etc. A heaven of fresh and delicious food is waiting for tourists, so please come here to experience a dynamic taste of food here.

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