What to eat in Dong Thap?
When visiting Thap Muoi land, you not only enjoy the beauty but the nature favored for this Sen land, but you must definitely enjoy the rustic dishes of the region. The country-flavored dishes from the skillful hands of the hospitable people will make your visit more complete.
Here are the specialties of Dong Thap province, let's take a look!
1. Crazy fish hot pot
In the year when you want to eat river snakes, you have to go in the right month, the months with the season of flexible fish usually fall from September to November each year. When the river water rises, when people pour into the river to prepare for fishing nets, this is also the biggest and best season for snake fish.
Linh fish dish is considered a specialty of floating waters, besides the floating water season, there are also crazy cotton blooms eagerly throughout the river. Flexible fish cooked with hot pot and fresh yellow cotton will give you the feeling of a homeland. The classic gingko hotpot is a normal dish, but it is the pride of the Western people of our country when the flood season comes.
People in the West often eat Linh Linh hotpot with vermicelli or white rice along with wild vegetables such as spinach, spinach, bean sprouts, etc., which are dipped with traditional fish sauce.
2. Noodles in Sa Dec
Sa Dec town belongs to part of Dong Thap province which is the region with the culinary origin of the Southern region. The cultural features formed from the past create a unique tradition that is still retained for future descendants to remember.
In Sa Dec, there are many dishes that make diners from all directions such as beef hotpot, pork rolls, sour rolls, ... but the top favorite dish still has to mention Sa Dec noodle dish. The tough, unruly noodles have the aroma of rice mixed with a pot of broth made from pork bones to taste with traditional secrets of the locals.
The ingredients to create a delicious bowl of noodles include lean meat, minced meat, liver, ... all the ingredients must be fresh, Besides the hot bowl of hot noodles is a plate of raw vegetables including bean sprouts, chives, celery, horn peppers to eat with the noodles
3. Mouse fried in Dong Thap fish sauce
If you have come to Dong Thap, you must try this fried fish sauce. The hamster season falls around October to March in the lunar calendar every year, and people keep watch from the night to catch the big, firm, cleanest rats in the fields.
4. Sa Giang shrimp chips
This idyllic dish has a high position in the hearts of visitors. Dong Thap shrimp crackers are famous for their abundant fish and shrimp resources from the Tien River flowing through the hands of local people who have skillfully processed and created their own specialty.
On Tet holidays, celebrations, etc., people have a plate of shrimp chips as an appetizer on every table when guests wait for the main course. This dish is also popularly eaten with chicken salad, duck salad to enhance the deliciousness of the main salad.
5. Grilled snakehead fish rolled with lotus leaf
Grilled snakehead fish is familiar to Vietnamese people, but if you come to Dong Thap, this dish will be very different to enjoy. Characteristics of the province are the fragrant lotus lakes, so people have made this grilled snakehead fish more sophisticated when the water with fresh lotus leaves, the taste of snakehead fish will increase greatly when mixed with the aroma of gill again.
This grilled snakehead fish rolled with lotus leaf is served with sour tamarind sauce. Fresh snakehead fish is caught in a heavy pond, sweet meat, less bone is baked with firewood so the taste is more intact than coal. Tamarind dipping sauce mixed with a little garlic, chilli concentrate when putting fish into mouth will have the sweetness of fish mixed with sourness of tamarind.
6. Dong Thap snake hill
Every time the snake season comes, Dong Thap area is bustling by people bustling with fresh snakes. Snakes are not always available to eat, only until the season comes to enjoy them.
Floating season is the time of snakes, the types of snakes often found in Dong Thap such as cobras, elephant snakes, water snake snakes, ... delicious rich food dishes are made from water snakes and water lilies. Snake shells are steamed, baked or fried are delicious.
7. Steamed rice with lotus leaf
Preparing to make this elaborate rice dish takes a lot of time. People often buy small, long grain rice with a little salt and MSG to roast before cooking.
This dish includes ingredients such as shrimp, carrots, Chinese sausages, lotus seeds together complete to create a warm flavor when used. The rice is wrapped in attractive aromatic lotus leaves making diners feel the homeland through each hot com.