Six dishes put Quang Nam on the national culinary map

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Six signature dishes from central Quang Nam Province have been included in the top 100 delicacies of Vietnam by the national record association.

The Quang noodles have a distinct flavor. A bowl of this delicious dish contains noodles, broth, pork and fresh vegetables topped with scallion, cilantro and peanuts. The broth has the sweetness of finely crushed shrimp and the elements on this dish complement each other so well.

The Mi Quang, or Quang noodles, has a distinct flavor and texture – the sweetness of finely crushed shrimp in the broth, saltiness of the pork and freshness of vegetables topped with scallion, cilantro and peanuts.

The Cau Mong smoked calf has been famous for half a century in Quang Nam. Cau Mong calves are delicious because in Go Noi area of Dien Ban district, the grass is green and premium, which is suitable for the calves to grow. When smoking the calf with charcoal fire, it must be turned evenly for the tender meat. The smoked calf is served a signature sauce, fresh vegetables and rice paper.

The Cau Mong smoked calf has been a famous dish in Quang Nam for around 50 years now. The meat is said to be delicious because of the quality of grass in Go Noi area of Dien Ban District.
Care is taken in smoking the meat over a charcoal fire, turning it evenly and getting it tender. The smoked calf is served with a special sauce, fresh vegetables and rice paper.

Hoi An chicken rice is known for its dry and broken texture. It’s topped with shredded chicken and salad with onion, scallion, salt, lemon and coriander. Some old and famous chicken rice shops that have won the hearts of food lovers are Buoi’s, Thuan’s, Nga’s and Lam’s.

The Hoi An chicken rice is favored for its dry and broken texture. The rice is topped with shredded chicken, onions, scallion, salt, lemon and coriander.
Some famous and old eateries in Quang Nam’s Hoi An Town that have won the hearts of food lovers are Buoi’s, Thuan’s, Nga’s and Lam’s chicken rice shops.

Quang Nam’s squids are mainly caught near the shore of sea areas in Dien Ban, Hoi An, Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh. The squid is only the size of two fingers, but the meat is thick and the taste is amazing. It can be stir-fried with pineapple, fried with ginger and fish sauce or stuffed with ground meat. But the most delicious dish is steamed squid with ginger, fish sauce and Tra Que herbs.

The squid served in Quang Nam are mostly caught near the shore in Dien Ban, Hoi An, Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts. It is small-sized – just two fingers long, but the meat is thick and tasty.
The squid can be stir-fried with pineapple, fried with ginger and fish sauce, or stuffed with ground meat. But the most delicious dish is steamed squid with ginger, fish sauce and Tra Que Village herbs.

Dong Phu cassava pho is a popular dish here. This dish is easy to make and fits well with many fish-based broths from snakehead fish, eel, mackerel scad and tuna, In addition, there is a cassava pho dish mixed with chrysalis and banana. Visitors can enjoy the dish in many restaurants on Road 611 near Que Son District.

Dong Phu cassava pho is a popular dish. This dish, with noodles made of cassava, fits well with many fish based broths from snakehead fish, eel, mackerel scad and tuna. In addition, there is a cassava pho dish mixed with chrysalis and banana.
Visitors can enjoy cassava pho in many restaurants along Road 611 near Que Son District.

Bamboo chicken in Le Pass is smaller than those in the lower lands. Their meat is firm and its taste is very signature due to living in the mountainous areas. At several restaurants in Le Pass, visitors can choose a chicken then ask the owner to grill it and enjoy the dish.                                                                                                                           Photos by Ma Lum, Serena Huyen Le, Di Vy, Quang Nam Tourism.

Bamboo chicken in Le Pass is smaller than those in the lower lands. Their meat is firm and its taste is very signature due to living in the mountainous areas.
At several restaurants in Le Pass, visitors can choose a chicken then ask the owner to grill it and enjoy the dish.

Photos courtesy of Ma Lum, Serena Huyen Le, Di Vy, Quang Nam Tourism.

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