Coming to Hai Phong, visitors can go from early morning to late night to enjoy a variety of food and drinks.
In recent years, food tour has been associated with Hai Phong tourism and has been upgraded to a promotional campaign. Hai Phong Department of Tourism has released the Hai Phong food tour map with dishes and addresses for tourists and residents to easily find information to enjoy. On the photo is Cat Bi market, one of the destinations on the Hai Phong food tour map.
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Duy Tung (28 years old), born and raised in Hai Phong, is passionate about port cuisine. Tung often experiences and explores famous eating places in the city to introduce to people far away.
“Come to Hai Phong, even in a small alley or a roadside market, visitors can also find places to eat and drink. Hai Phong people in addition to the main meals, they also have the habit of snacking, eating snacks, and snacks. “, Tung said.
According to Tung’s advice, to start the food tour, in the morning, you can choose a true Hai Phong-style dinner with a bowl of crab cakes. Crab cakes are sold all over the city, at the beginning of every alley or in restaurants such as Bao Yen restaurant – 29/31 Nguyen Binh Khiem – Lach Tray, shop at 48 Lach Tray, lane 195 Cau Dat.
According to Tung, the crab cakes at the beginning of each alley have the most Hai Phong characteristics, sold by Hai Phong people to the people with flexible red rice noodles cooked in sweet crab-brick broth, served with shrimp and meat. , bacon , bacon . Restaurants usually cater to more tourists. “But even as a tourist, try the shops at the beginning of every small alley, you will feel the traditional taste, cheap price, only about 25,000 to 30,000 VND,” Tung said. ($1=25,000 VND)
If you don’t like to eat water, you can choose bread sticks with fatty pate filled with spicy chili sauce (a kind of Hai Phong chili sauce), while eating and sipping and then drinking a sip of coconut coffee to calm down. spicy taste
Some places to enjoy: spicy bread of old lady 57A Le Loi, shop 37 Dinh Tien Hoang. However, visitors need to queue and buy before 8 am because these shops are quite famous in the gourmet world and only sell a limited number of breads per day. “If you come from another place and want to buy a lot of bread sticks as a gift, you have to order 1 to 2 hours in advance because the cake will be sold wherever you go, no pre-made pate,” Tung noted.
The dishes sold in the afternoon are usually snacks, so that people can continue to eat dinner. You can choose a plate of hot banh beo with minced meat mixed with pepper, onions served with sweet and sour fish sauce.
These dishes visitors can go to Cat Bi market, Dong Quoc Binh market, Luong Van Can market. These are the famous markets of the city with a variety of cuisines, reasonable prices and places to eat in separate areas, allowing visitors to enjoy many dishes without having to move. lots of. In addition, wandering on the street, you can enjoy these snacks.
Effervescent is a dish suitable for cold weather. This is a cake made with a shell of glutinous rice flour, inside is green bean or black sesame cooked with hot ginger water, sprinkled with a few grated coconut fibers. Famous shops include Co Ut 163 Cau Dat, 49 Dinh Tien Hoang, 34 Ky Dong. “These effervescent shops are sidewalk shops, but they are always full of customers, especially on cold days,” Duy Tung said.
In the evening, there are many delicious dishes, the most prominent of which are dishes from snails. This is the choice for travelers who like hybrid. Hai Phong snails have many varieties such as snails, snails, snails, snails, etc., which are processed almost like Saigon but less sweet to suit the taste of the North.
Some famous snail shops such as: Tuyet snail in the alley next to 27 Le Loi street, snail Online 52 Dan Lap, snail Huong – 274 Hang Kenh. “These snail shops are always my group’s favorite place on the weekend because there are all kinds of fresh snails that are processed into many dishes with strong seasoning and strong spices just like the character of Hai Phong people.” Tung commented.
There are also many dishes that can be used at any time of the day such as chrysanthemum tea. Chrysanthemum tea is a bit bitter on the tip of the tongue but sweet when it comes down to the throat because it is mixed with licorice and fresh kumquat. Chrysanthemum tea shops are concentrated on Phan Boi Chau and Minh Khai streets.
The price of the tank is stir-fried with vinegar, fish sauce, turmeric powder and paste. The price of the tank has a flat oval shape with 2 thin shells, the meat in the middle is similar to clams, mussels and mussels.
“Enjoying this species requires patience. If you want to eat the shelled part, you need to separate the shell of each one, and eat it with a piece of leg sprouts, this dish is just for fun, not to eat full,” Tung said.
Coconut milk coffee is made from coffee powder mixed with coconut milk and condensed milk, then whisked to form a paste. Depending on the preferences of the customer, add a variety of toppings such as dew, pearls, fresh grated coconut, and desiccated coconut.
According to Duy Tung, this drink has a slight bitter taste of coffee combined with the sweetness of coconut milk and the aroma of condensed milk, not bitter and difficult to drink and not too sweet and sick. In Hai Phong, the most famous is Co Hanh Coconut Coffee at 148 Luong Khanh Thien and many branches across the city, in addition to Ms. Hang’s shop.
The old lady is firm, crispy, usually a bowl of two spring rolls and fish sauce and vinegar. A special feature of the dish is also a large accompanying vegetable basket. Dishes are sold at the intersection of Ton That Thuyet and Phan Boi Chau, can be bought and taken away.
Dumplings are a dish of Chinese origin, now a popular snack in Hai Phong. The white cake is cut into small pieces, adding toppings such as papaya or kohlrabi, shrimp, bacon…
Talking more about Hai Phong cuisine, Tung said: “Hai Phong cuisine is diverse and rare to find anywhere. Hai Phong is a city that has both ethnic dishes and borders the sea, so it has seafood sources. Thanks to Hai Phong port, people have the opportunity to access many strange dishes from other places and through the process of changing and renovating flavors to suit, has become a specialty of Hai Phong such as: The current”.
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