Don is a creature from the clam family and oddly enough don only “lives” in the Tra and Ve Quang Ngai rivers, so suddenly don’s dishes have become the hallmark and hallmark of Vietnamese cuisine of Quang Ngai culinary culture .
Catching don is also not an easy job if don often lives buried deep in the sand. People often sweep in the days of April and May, when Quang Ngai enters the dry season, but whenever there is big water, people can soak all day in the water and only harvest enough for their families to eat. enough. So, to enjoy the typical food of Quang Ngai with its delicious taste, choose the right time to come to Quang Ngai.
Don after being caught, wash and use boiling water to open the shell; Then enter the boiled water separately into a separate bowl, season according to the taste of the eater. Con don is also processed, gut-treated, deep-fried with shallots and garlic for a rich, flavorful taste. Place the rice paper in a bowl of seasoned dons water, then it’s the turn of the dons to put in the bowl, sprinkled with a few more scallions, chili and a little pepper to make the bowl of don soup even more flavorful. So many things combine to make a dish that is perfect for hot summer days in the land of Quang.
The annual grilled fish is a specialty of the inhabitants of the Quang Ngai mountains. If you have a chance to visit the mountains of Tra Bong, Ba To, Minh Long, Son Ha, Son Tay,… then don’t miss this “delicious food”!
Annual fish are caught live in rivers and streams on the occasion of reproduction, namely in the spring. So if you want to enjoy this specialty, you should attach it to a spring trip to visit. The fish is caught on a skewer on a stick and then burned without being processed because the old fish intestines are very tasty and interesting. Since fish meat is so delicious and a popular favorite near and far, it’s also quite expensive. Annual fish cost about 300,000 VND/kg.
Thu Xa mirror candy
Quang Ngai’s signature candy always knows how to make many tourists miss with its sweet taste and distinctive sesame aroma. In spare time sitting and chatting with relatives, a piece of Quang Ngai mirror candy and a sip of elegant lotus tea also make the story more interesting and interesting.
Thu Xa mirror candy is the product of an ancient king. Especially during the reign of King Le, this dish was often used as a dessert with delicious tea in luxurious palaces, expressing the poetic joy of eating and drinking the king.
Unobtrusive, not extravagant like other Quang Ngai specialties, Thu Xa mirror candy goes deep into the minds of tourists in the most delicate and memorable way. Mirror candy has always been a Quang Ngai specialty that many people choose to buy as gifts for their loved ones.
Tea River Goby
A signature dish that one cannot help but mention when one thinks of Quang Ngai is the Tra river goby pot with pepper. The goby, braised with salt and served with white rice, is delicious, easy to eat, and not too fussy. Not only do they go to cozy family dining places, the Quang Ngai people also pack clean boxes to give to tourists to take back to their homeland as a fragrant gift from the native people of the South Central region.
The tra river goby is made according to a pepper broth like many other fish. Fish caught from the river are still fresh, cleaned, put in earthen pots, filled with spices such as pepper, chili, garlic, etc. Boiled over the heat for about 1 hour is a pot of goby stew. When the rice and fish are still hot, all the flavors can be felt at the tip of the tongue: the sweetness of the fish, the spicy taste of pepper, the taste of chili, the taste of fish. The seasoning is salty, but when eaten with rice, it goes surprisingly well. The fish stew has a very attractive brown color, sprinkled with a little fragrant onion to garnish a few slices of chili can create an eye-catching and delicious dish.
Nhum is one of the prized seafood in Quang Ngai. Nhum often lives in the coastal cliffs of Ly Son, My A, Sa Huynh Quang Ngai. In neem season, people prepare many dishes that are all delicious and oily from mushrooms such as boiled velvet, rolls, even eaten raw.
Especially Quang Ngai sea urchins have many types such as silver, blubber, ta, … where black sea urchins are used to make a special dish that is well-known throughout Quang Ngai and throughout the country, namely fish sauce. Quang Ngai Nhum sauce is a rare specialty and if you enjoy it once, you have to praise it and want to enjoy it forever.
Nhum is a rare seafood, so the price is a bit expensive, if you go to a restaurant in Quang Ngai it costs around 20,000 VND / head. And ready-to-use fish sauce is priced at 165,000 VND/liter. Many tourists who visit Ly Son buy fish sauce as a souvenir because it tastes very good and rare.