Seafood in Vietnam
Seafood in Vietnam is always delicious and fresh, and if you spend your vacations in Mui Ne, you will find restaurants with seafood delicacies at every step. In addition to the deliciousness of all the dishes, it is worth noting that seafood in Vietnam is inexpensive, because fishing is one of the main economic sectors of the country. In Mui Ne you can watch the fishermen sailing in their boats, including the round ones (that look like very large bowls) in the sea, bringing a rich catch to the shore to feed their families and so you can try all kinds of seafood in Vietnam during your holiday.
Seafood in Vietnam: only the freshest and most delicious delicacies
Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most interesting, diverse and healthy in the world, because seafood is used in a large proportion of dishes here, and seafood in Vietnam is always fresh. Here you can taste delicacies, many of which are available in Europe only in very expensive, elite restaurants.
Local shrimp are not the same thing that you can buy in your supermarket! Vietnamese shrimp are very fresh, large and incredibly tasty. At the same time you can choose a variety of dishes made of shrimp. For those who are on a diet, the chef offers steamed shrimps, and for those who, on the contrary, love more nourishing dishes, the shrimps are cooked in batter. A variety of soups is prepared with shrimps, including the traditional Vietnamese pho soup. In this case it is called “pho tom”. Shrimps are also cooked on the grill, they are part of salads with vegetables.
Squids are no less popular than shrimps in Vietnam. They are served stuffed, in salads or cream soups, and with stewed vegetables. Dried squid are served as an appetizer to beer. Squids can be small (baby squid) or can reach twenty centimeters in length.
Scallops are a very tasty shellfish with flat shells, such as the logo of the Shell oil company (they are also called “shells” sometimes). Grilled scallops are delicious and look very attractive. But this is not just a way to please yourself with special flavors. This sea delicacy contains a lot of protein and very few calories. In addition, the clam meat is capable of lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. Usually the shellfish is served with lime, salt and pepper sauce, simple but very tasty (don’t forget the recipe and make it at home!). You can also taste the scallops, cooked with garlic and cheese.
These bivalves are no less useful than scallops. They contain vitamin E, which helps women to maintain beauty for a long time. Also in the meat of mussels contains selenium and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Mussels are delicious in any form: fried and baked, cooked and canned.
Oysters are more expensive than other shellfish, but they are delicious, healthy and nutritious. Oysters are served in a classic raw form with lime juice, or cooked for those who are afraid of such exotic raw dish.
Sea crayfish with exquisite taste is a relative of the well-known river crayfish. But these crustaceans are much bigger, and their meat is valued for its special tenderness. Almost every tourist who comes to Mui Ne tries crayfish. This exotic seafood delicacy is much cheaper here, than in Europe. Do not confuse crayfish with lobster. The claws of crayfish are not that bog, as ones of lobster, although their taste is quite similar, because they are the closest relatives. Moreover, many Vietnamese include “lobster” in the menu, simply because this name is more popular, more widely heard. In fact, you will get a crayfish with almost 100% probability. One tasty, juicy and very fresh crayfish.
You can see small crabs all over the beaches in Vietnam. They dig round burrows in the sand and walk sideways in a funny manner. Sometimes in bigger burrows and on the stones there are large crabs and these are the ones you can try in restaurants. The width of the shell of an adult crab can reach 15-20 centimeters. Crab meat contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. Crabs are very inexpensive, and their taste is just wonderful.
You can find this funny name in the menu of almost every restaurant in Mui Ne. Slipper lobster looks quite unusual (it really resembles like a lobster tale with eyes), but its tale meat is very tasty. Slipper lobster can be grilled, boiled or fried with herbs and spices.
You probably have already eaten some octopus and most likely considered its meat to be hard and rubbery. But in Vietnam this is not the case at all! People here know how to cook octopus and it turns out really tasty. Try it yourself!
As for fish, perch and red snapper, barracuda and tuna are popular in Vietnam. Many restaurants offer their guests to taste eel and shark, the toothy danger of the seas (not the white one, but a small subspecies, harmless to humans).