Infatuated with the charmed taste of Halong’s Cha muc

Each region has its own special foods that always reminds people of its image. In Vietnam, cuisine is one of the main parts in the picture describing each area. Tourists who once visit Quang Nam will never forget “Cao lau Hoi An” (yellow noodle with shrimp, pork, herb and stock) or Hai Duong with “Bun ca ro dong” (noodle with anabas). Quang Ninh as a tourist attraction also has its own special characteristic that tourist always keep in mind, it is well known as “Cha muc” (grilled squid)

Cha muc is a special food of Halong
Cha muc is a special food of Halong

Cha muc is not only an outstanding feature of Halong, it is also highly appreciate in common. The Vietnam guiness organization records Cha muc as one of the most delicious food that only Vietnam has and this food is also on the list of 50 delicacies. Tours in Indochina

Cha muc is a delicate combination of squid, peppercorn, Hoa Vang( name one kind rice’s  in Vietnam) sticky powder, scallion,. etc. However, The main ingredient of this delicious food is squid, which is mostly caught in Halong bay area. Therefore, tourists can feel fresh and find the ocean taste in each pieces of Cha muc. Squid that is used for this food is often big and fresh. Each kilogram of squid for processing is about 200.000 vnd to 300.00 vnd (US$9 to US$13). The most valuable thing that create Cha muc’s reputation is meticulosity in producing. First of all, squid is clearly clean, and then people throw away black antenna, leather and gourd. After that, it is wiped with cleaned towel until dry. People have to bray squid by hand not grind it by machine and squid cannot be too well-kneaded but sticky enough, which is the most important thing that make crispy taste of the food. During the process of braying, people drop ground peppercorn that help the scent of it adhere to squid creating special flavor tourists can never forget. Finally, people separate this mixture and shape into charming and inviting pieces.

 Squid is the main ingredient of Cha muc
Squid is the main ingredient of Cha muc

There are two choices for tourists. Tourists can enjoy Cha muc right after it is fried with yellow of colour and sweet of taste. Another option for tourists who want to self-fry this is Cha muc in package. Price for each kilogram of this is from 300.000vnd to 500.000vnd (US$13-US$22). One more suggestion for tourists is combination of Cha muc and chili sauces, sharp and hot flavor can give a strange taste that attracts anyone even the toughest. Halong bay tours Vietnam

 A great combination of Cha muc and chili
A great combination of Cha muc and chili

Squid is not so rare that people find hard to taste, but Cha muc in Halong has its own taste that nowhere can give. The fresh and sweet taste from ocean that Cha muc bring about makes everyone addicted to. Anyone who suspects the outstanding taste of this food, please give it a try and feel the flavor of it.

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