Taking tours to the mighty Mekong Delta in Vietnam, there is a destination that you should never miss, that’s Nam Du island, one of main reasons of many people who choose to make tours to Vietnam, especially to the Southern part of the country.
The perfect beauty of Nam Du island
Nam Du is a famous archipelago that is located in the Southwest of Vietnam. The romantic landscape of this attraction definitely takes your breath away. However, the best part of Nam Du lies in its unique cuisines. Take your bucket list now because you will need it to write down these 9 highlighting dishes of Nam Du in a minute.
1. Sea urchin
Sea urchin can be cooked into many dishes, but the most popular one is sea urchin soup. This soup of Nam Du is never the same with any soup you have tried before. It is a mouth-watering harmony of the slight sweetness of oysters, the smoothing taste of shrimps and crabs. All make this spicy food a precious gift of the sea. You will miss this food every time you think about Nam Du. Another way to enjoy sea urchin is to split its shell, grill on charcoal fire until the meat shrinks then add a little bit fried onion. Now the dish is ready, eat it with lemon-peppered salt.
Eating garfish with rice-paper rolls or rice is awe-inspiring. The cooks choose the freshest garfish of the sea, clean them. Next, fish are tightly wrapped in banana leaves and grilled in firing wood. Fish are ready to serve when the banana leaves get dried. You will be eager to opening the wrapping leaves and waiting for the smell of grilled fish starts to wake up your appetite. The local people eat garfish with some special forest herbs that bring up a great treat for your food soul.
Cobia is a common type of fish raised in the underwater fish cage of Western Kien Giang fishermen. It has a thin, long body with black color like the snakehead. The fish meat is white, soft yet not scattered, naturally spicy. It is possible to make many dishes with this type of fish such as grill, soup, hot pot. Maybe the most favorite one is cobia soup that features fresh tamarind, minced lemongrass and turmeric. Bamboo shoots are also added to make the meal much more delicious. When it comes to cobia hot pot, the sensible additives are bamboo flower buds, split spinach, bean sprouts and a tiny bowl of pepper and fish sauce.
4. Flower crabs
Like many other seaside areas, Nam Du people often boil flower crabs in order to keep its taste and nutrient. One thing to know is that flower crabs here are very cheap, only 160-180 thousand VND/kilogram, much cheaper than that in any other areas. If you do not feel like buying them in the fish market, consider getting local fishermen to dive into the sea and catch some fresh crabs. They are usually hospital and happy to give you a meal. This way is even shockingly cheaper. Sometimes, you are lucky enough to be served rock oysters fried with garlic too.
Sounds very interesting, right! So what are you still waiting for but not booking a tour with this travel agency immediately to enjoy joyful Vietnam tours!
And these seafoods are just a half of the list of top seafoods that you can’t ignore while traveling to Nam Du. To get the other half of this list, you can read it in the NEXT article.