What to Eat in Halong City

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Halong is famous for not only its scenery but also numerous seafood dishes. Traveling is a good opportunity to do sightseeing and discover the local food as well. The following article provides you with some information about what to eat in Halong city.

Rice noodles with seafood

Recently, rice noodles with seafood have become quite popular in some restaurants in Hanoi. However, if eating this food in Halong, it is believed that your feeling will be completely different. Rice noodles with seafood is a perfect choice for breakfast in Halong. A bowl of rice noodles with shrimp, crab meat, mantis shrimp, fish cake and leaf mustard costs 40,000 VND. Seafood with rice vermicelli or red noodles is accompanied by raw vegetables, which creates a harmonious combination of the sweetness of the broth and the cool taste of raw vegetables. In Halong, you can easily find out seafood stalls. Some famous addresses of delicious rice noodles with seafood are Hai Van restaurant and the restaurant at Cau Trang – Ha Tu.

Rice noodles with seafood

Horseshoe crab

Previously, horseshoe crab is rarely seen in meals during the day, but gradually it becomes a specialty in Halong. Normally, when processing horseshoe crab into different dishes, the people in the sea kill a pair of horseshoe crab including a male and a female one. This fact comes from the thought that if only one horseshoe crab is made for eating, the eaters are susceptible to allergies and stomachache.

Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab is processed into quite a lot of dishes like sweet and sour horseshoe crab, horseshoe crab cakes and eggs, all of which bring special flavors. However, horseshoe crab is a kind of cold food. For this reason, you have an allergy to seafood, it is suggested that you should not eat this food or just take a little. The most popular address for the horseshoe crab in Halong is is Sam bà Tỵ in Lane Six on Cao Thang street. In the afternoon, you can go to Halong market to try sweet and sour horseshoe crab. Another famous address is Quang Yen horseshoe crab, which is located on the road from Halong to Hanoi. The price of the horseshoe crab is now quite expensive, particularly, a plate is about 150,000 VND.

Mussel congee

Mussel congee is a well-known food in Vietnam. However,  the mussel congee in Halong is rather different from that in Hanoi. Specifically, Halong mussel congee is in form of flour porridge and cooked with mussels while freshwater mussels in Hanoi are taken from rivers. Mussel congee is often eaten with green onion, chopped sawtooth herb, dried onions and fried breadstick. Regarding places to eat mussel congee, you can go to Halong 1 market. The food stall is located on the left of Vietcombank building. The Halong 2 market also has a  stall selling good mussel porridge. This food stall has existed for a long time. The price of each bowl of porridge ranges from 15,000 VND to 20,000 VND.

Mussel congee

Hope that this article will be helpful for you. There are many other delicious foods in Halong. Please regularly visit the website to get more knowledge of Vietnam travel.