22 years ago, when it first opened, Ms. Luong Thi Luyen’s shop on Hong Phuc Street (Ba Dinh, Hanoi) could only sell less than 10 kg of fish per day. The restaurant was empty, but the fish head was too much to use, so she fried it and invited customers to eat it for free. But surprisingly, customers like eating fish head more than eating vermicelli. Many people come to her shop to eat the fish head separately, so vermicelli gradually becomes an extra sale.
The difference that makes up Ms. Luyen’s own brand of fish noodles is that carp are used here, not tilapia like most other shops. Carps are usually 4kg or more, which she got termites from Nga Tu So market.
The fish head is sliced vertically in half, after being cleaned, it is fried on low heat to create a sweet, crispy, soft bone and gradually become a favorite dish of many diners, especially drinkers.
“In the past, the shop sold vermicelli and fish cakes as the main thing, but now it mainly sells fish heads and fish dishes. Every day I sell about 400-500 servings, processing about 1-2 quintals of fish. Noodles a day only sold about 30kg”, Ms. Luyen shared.
In addition to fish head, the restaurant also has fish meat, fish heart, fish roe. Each type is seasoned and seasoned according to its own recipe to make the meat of the fish crispy on the outside, soft inside, the inside of the fish is chewy and crunchy, and the roe is fragrant and flavorful but still retains its softness. be too dry.
The broth is also one of the special features, making the fish head noodle shop popular with many people because of its sophisticated processing: “The broth is usually simmered from pork and fish bones, combined with apple and pineapple juice to taste. naturally sweet and sour, “said Ms. Luyen.
The pieces of carp are cut into square pieces, after being fried in oil, they still retain the sweetness and firmness inside each fish fiber. Besides fried fish, there are also chewy, chewy patties, crunchy and crunchy fish intestines and little sweet and sour broth to create a very harmonious whole.
The price of a meal including full vermicelli and a bowl of fish head is 150,000 VND, depending on each person’s taste, they will order the food they want such as fish cakes, fish roe, fish intestines… the price ranges from 40,000 – 150,000 VND/ capacity.
The fish head noodle shop is usually open from 7am and sells until sold out. The restaurant’s customers are mainly crowded at noon on weekdays, empty in the evening and 2 weekends. Dang Anh (Ba Dinh) said: “Every time I come here, I definitely have to order a bowl of fish head to sit with my friends for a while, then order another bowl of fish noodle soup to eat with peace of mind.”
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