When visiting a place, food is always attractive to visitors. Dong Hoi is not only famous for beaches, caves, it is also famous for delicious food. Follow us to discover Dong Hoi cuisine!
1, Bánh bột lọc – Rice dumpling cake:
Thanks to the taste of tapioca flour and ground pork and the different way of processing shrimps, the cake leaves unforgettable feelings. Stuffed with sautéed shrimps and sliced pork belly, the cake of flat tube shape is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. After a few minutes, the flour cover turns pliant and translucent, so we can spot the eye-catching pink shrimp inside the cake. For the cake without banana leaves, so-called clear tapioca cake, the cake is boiled not steamed; therefore, the flavor is a little more chewy but less fragrant than the other. Scallion oil, rendered pork fat and fish sauce colored with green chilly are ideal complements.
A plate of 10 pies cost 20,000 VND
Me Xuan restaurant – Le Thanh Dong street
2, Bánh bèo – steamed rice cakes with dried shrimp
If Hue is famous for Banh Beo cakes in a large bowl, this dish is different in Dong Hoi. Cakes are small slices are arranged on a plate. It looks so nice. The flour is tough and soft, shrimp is carefully selected. Fish sauce is savory, lightly sweet and salty tasting, and can be sour and spicy if lime and chili peppers are added.
It is priced at 15,000vnd /a dish.
Cô Vân restaurant – 82 Le Thanh Dong street
3, Súp lươn – Eel noodle soup
The eels aren’t deep fried, cookers leave pieces of eel intact, and although stir-fried, it is still soft and sweet. Just by looking at it can we be attracted by the yellow saffron mixed with green onion. When cooking eel soup, locals use delicious ordinary rice and add to it a little sticky rice so that eel soup looks more viscid. More specially, they let the rice remain as it is, then simmer without grinding it as people in other areas do.
Thuy Duong restaurant, 05 Phan Boi Chau street
4, Khoái cakes
Khoái Cakes is one of most Traditional Vietnamese Food in Middle Area. It looks like Bánh Xèo. However, their shapes are smaller and more filling inside. When serving, present with vegetables, sliced star fruit and sliced green banana fruit. Using salad to cover Khoái Cakes with other vegetables is my habit. Eating with dipping sauce in step 7 will bring a strange and interesting flavor in your mouth and I bet you will not stop eating.
Tu Quy restaurant – 17 Co Tam street
5, Bún Thịt Nướng – Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles
Add a bit of the noodles to a bowl. Drizzle some of the chili sauce over the noodles. Add pork, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, green onions, cucumber, pickled carrots, and crushed peanuts to the bowl. Drizzle more of the chili sauce. Give it a good mix, and dig in. The dish is huge in flavortown. The sweetness of the mixture, along with the pickled carrots, and a mild heat from the chili sauce, this dish has everything you would ever want in a great Vietnamese dish. Hope you enjoy!
It costs 20.000 vnd/ a bowl
Bun Thit Nuong Ly Ly restaurant – 124 Hai Ba Trung