Rice Noodle Soup, which is a very popular dish in Vietnam, can easily be found in many restaurants in tourist cities. However, with a special flavor which is totally different from others, Rice Noodle Soup with Fish – a food specialty of Chau Doc province in the Mekong Delta will definitely leave an impressive memory by its stunning taste. The origin of this kind of soup is unknown but there is no one hating this dish. Both the Mekong Delta people and the guests going to this region have fallen in love with this awesome rice noodle soup.
What are the main ingredients to make Chau Doc Rice Noodle Soup?
There is an abundance of fishes and shrimps, which are the main ingredients to make Chau Doc rice noodle soup with fish in the Mekong Delta. It is the broth which is cooked from tiny shrimp saturated paste and fish bone in a few hours that makes the taste outstanding. Ocean fishes are used to make rice noodle soup with fish in central style while fish which lives in lake or rice fields is used to cook rice noodle soup with fish in the Mekong Delta. And one of the most popular ingredients to make Chau Doc Rice Noodle Soup with Fish is Snake fish. Eating natural foods and swimming all days in the mighty Mekong River, not only Snake fish have firm muscles but also their meat is very tasty. After choosing the best snake fish, they will ground the fish meat and mix it with several kinds of spices to make fish pies, which will be used as toppings of this noodle soup.
How is Chau Doc Rice Noodle Soup with Fish served?
After cooking process, they will serve Chau Doc rice noodle soup in a big bowl. Diners will use chopsticks and spoon to eat when this bowl is still very hot. Firstly, put into the bowl is the rice noodles, fish pies, toasted pork, fried tiny onion and chopped green onion. After that, the broth is poured onto the bowl. Besides, vegetables are also an integral part. Served with this food is a wide variety of fresh veggies such as thin sliced water spinach, water mimosa, bean sprouts, banana flower and common sesban. Only available in the high water season, common sesban is typical ingredient of the Mekong Delta. And the best way to enjoy this rice noodle soup is to eating it with common sesban. In addition, set beside the bowl of rice noodle is always a small bowl or plate of some slices of lime, chili and salt.
Where to go for Chau Doc Rice Noodle Soup with Fish?
Whenever you have a chance to go to the Mekong Delta, especially Chau Doc province, Chau Doc Rice Noodle Soup with Fish is what you should not miss. The savor of this noodle soup, which is not only the taste but also the soul of the Mekong Delta region, will stay in your mind even when you have come back home. It is no doubt that Chau Doc Province is the best place to have this rice noodle soup, but if you only have time in Ho Chi Minh City and cannot make your own way to the Mekong Delta, don’t hesitate to go to No 124 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3. Enjoy the food and you will never regret!
Bun ca loc Chau Doc Restaurant
- Address: No 124 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3, Saigon.
- Open time: 6AM – 10PM
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