Referring to the Mekong Delta, visitors will immediately think of sincere, gentle and extremely hospitable people. Moreover, this land is also endowed by mother nature with wild vegetables that can be processed into delicious dishes with typical and simple flavors like the people here.
This vegetable also has many other names such as dong durian, nim, xoi durian, Xoan eating salad… often grows wild in the open forest. In Vietnam, durian is grown in national parks in the southern provinces or grows wild in the Mekong Delta.
People often use their flowers and leaves to prepare dishes: boiled or salad. Ms. Quach Ha (28 years old, Tien Giang) said: “For many sad people, it sounds very strange, but to people in the West, everyone is good, even children aged 5 to 7. I still remember when I was a kid, when I was young. In the summer, me and my friends in the neighborhood invited each other to go pick melon leaves to boil or make salad. Back then, durian salad was not very simple to prepare, just squeeze it with a little lemon, chili, salt and then add a little roasted peanuts.
Today, people in the West have transformed the leaves into a delicious salad. They combine their bitterness with the salty taste of dried gooseberries. All create a unique flavor, stimulating the taste buds to make many people fall in love. Therefore, this leaf suddenly became a famous specialty of this river.
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Veggies (also known as running vegetables, running buds) are herbaceous plants, vines that live wild in tropical moist forests and along rivers and canals of freshwater, brackish and salt water with tidal fluctuations. In Vietnam, vegetables mainly live in the Dong Thap Muoi, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Hau Giang regions.
With vines, vegetables are capable of climbing or crawling very far, up to 15-20m long, with slightly sparse scales and roofing. The young bud growing from the base is curved and tightly coiled with many turns, the lower stem is soft and twisted and up to 40-50 cm long. It is the young buds that grow from the root that have the best value for making vegetables. When the young buds develop, the rings are gradually removed, and the old body becomes fibrous.
Vegetable roots have a non-photosynthetic structure that grows underground, and has the function of absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. They are always clustered roots and are structurally similar to the roots of seed plants. It is also a double feathered species, growing staggered at intervals, the stalk is 7-20 cm long, the main leaf veins are 30-50 cm long…
Sprouts can be processed into many delicious dishes such as young shoots eaten raw or mixed with vinegar to make salad; Boiled pods and then served with anchovy fish sauce mixed with a little minced garlic and chili… or most commonly, beef mango buds.
Dandelion (also known as Muong Luong, Dien Thanh Thinh, Dien Thanh Thuan Tia) is a type of tree belonging to the family where it grows wild, so it can adapt to any living environment. The stem is round and glossy and divided into many branches, blue with purple stripes; the roots are about 60-70cm deep and have good symbiotic nitrogen-fixing nodule bacteria to improve the soil as fertilizer; flowers grow in clusters with each cluster has 8-10 large fruits. The pods are straight, about 20-30cm long and contain many spherical, glossy brown seeds
In Vietnam, cotton is known as a specialty vegetable of the Southern Delta. They grow along dykes, swamps, and rivers when the flood season comes.
The people said that the right time to harvest wild flowers is in the afternoon. At this time, the cotton is just pistil and fresher, helping to make the dish more delicious than other times of the day. “In the past, people rarely ate dandelion root because they thought it grew wild, not nutritious, and good for health. Gradually, they suddenly became a more well-known specialty. Therefore, people in the West compete in the field to pick this vegetable and bring it to the market to sell, and even process it into many delicious dishes with the characteristics of this land,” said Hong Ngoc (34 years old, Ben Tre province). ) said.
Also according to Ms. Ngoc, madden cotton can be processed into many delicious dishes such as stir-fried eggs, pickled salt, making hotpot fish Linh mad classic …
Bitter gourd is a wild vegetable that has been associated with the lives of people in the Southwest region since ancient times. Bitter gourd appears in poetry and literature, filled with every memory of Southern people, especially the generation of grandparents.
People often mention the name of bitter vegetables with snakehead fish porridge with bitter vegetables, and then that bitter vegetable snakehead fish porridge became a specialty of the West from when they did not know.
Bitter vegetables grow by themselves, grow up lush after summer. Especially after every rain, bitter vegetables are pulled out quickly, green and tender. Therefore, the farmers here do not forget to combine them into delicious dishes.
Bitter ground vegetables are often processed into bitter vegetable catfish soup, bitter vegetable perch soup, etc. In addition, it is also combined with some types of hotpot such as salmon hotpot, goby hotpot.
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