Raw specialties are famous throughout Vietnam that not everyone has the courage to try

Vietnamese cuisine is extremely rich, making many people passionate, but among them there are also dishes that make many people shudder. Especially the dishes that are completely uncooked and fresh. These raw dishes also challenge many tourists because not everyone can eat them. Sometimes many dishes use ingredients that have just been caught, or even ingredients that are still… crawling on the plate. However, the appeal of these raw dishes is not shown in their appearance but in their delicious, strange and unique flavors. For those who have a love for freshness, especially raw food, these are the delicious dishes they have ever tried.

Coconut worm bathed in fish sauce

If you have the opportunity to go to the Western provinces, you will encounter this specialty made from worms that live in the trunk of coconut trees. At first glance, the appearance of this dish will make many diners “cry”. But this is a favorite dish of people in the river region because of its greasiness. The common way is to put coconut worms in a bowl of spicy salty fish sauce to enjoy. The dish is a combination of fatty flavors mixed with salty taste combined with the spicy taste of chili. Although preparing coconut weevils bathed in fish sauce is not difficult, not everyone has the courage to eat weevils swimming freely in a bowl of fish sauce.

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The Northwest is indeed a place with many specialties that are both strange and strange, including jumping fish salad, a specialty that looks a bit “scary” but is extremely attractive. To achieve the freshest flavor, caught stream fish must be processed and eaten right at the table and must be carefully and rigorously selected. People often only choose fish as small as a fingertip, then mix it with spices and a variety of fresh banana core vegetables and herbs to mask the fishy smell. In addition to basic spices, Mac Khen seeds are indispensable to create dishes with sourness, spiciness, warmth, sweetness and characteristic aroma.

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Photo: Hua family restaurant

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Sea urchins are a very popular seafood in our country’s waters with a rough appearance but inside contain extremely nutritious sea urchin meat. Sea urchins contain high nutritional value so they are often processed into many different dishes. Most of them are grilled sea urchins with onion fat, sea urchin porridge, etc., but there is a specialty that not everyone dares to try: eating raw sea urchins or raw sea urchins with lemon. Eaters just need to separate the sea urchins, wash the veins inside, then squeeze a lemon or add a little mustard to enjoy. This dish is also considered extremely nutritious because it retains all the nutrients inside.

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Kon Tum yellow ant raw fish salad

The mountainous specialty dish has a “sound” name, but when they know that this is a salad made entirely from raw fish, many people do not dare to eat it. However, if you taste it once, diners will be fascinated by the deliciousness, nutrition and extremely special flavor of this dish. The process of preparing the salad is also very sophisticated. Like the jumping fish dish in the Northwest, the Central Highlands ethnic people also choose stream fish with firm, fresh meat to avoid being fishy when enjoying. There is also ant meat and ant eggs that are also pureed and then dried in the sun to harden. The sweetness of the beans mixed with the greasiness of the ant eggs brings a very new flavor.

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Nha Trang ear fish sauce squid

Nha Trang has specialty dishes that almost every fisherman or local person knows, but many tourists from other places have never heard of them. Freshly caught squid are prepared quickly by cutting into bite-sized pieces, then seasoned with spicy garlic and chili and then added to pure fish sauce. Just wait 5 minutes for the squid to absorb the fish sauce to be able to eat a delicious dish. When eating, you can also take green mustard leaves and roll the squid in, the delicious flavor will double. Nha Trang people just need to hear it to crave the spicy taste of chili, the warmth of garlic, the saltiness of fish sauce and each piece of crispy fresh squid. Every time you eat it, you’ll be amazed and addicted. Once you eat it, you’ll want to eat it forever.

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Jumping squid in Vung Ang

A famous squid dish in Ha Tinh with the fun-sounding name is jumping squid. This nickname comes from the fact that when these squids are caught on shore, they often snap very high, along with a very fun crackling sound. ears. The jumping squid has a sparkling appearance, a transparent body and even eye-catching flashing spots. This type of squid is used by many people to make sashimi or eat it raw because the squid lives in the ideal salinity of sea water, leading to a more characteristic and richer flavor than other areas. Fresh, chewy and crispy white squid mixed with the spicy taste of mustard brings a new feeling to diners.

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Photo: Phu Quy land – Nghe An

Raw fish sauce

The West is known as the kingdom of fish sauce with diverse types of fish fish with rich river flavors. The most famous types of fish sauce are cooked in hot pot, vermicelli noodles or braised, but the other method that only a few visitors to the West can eat is raw, unprocessed fish sauce. People’s favorite types of raw fish sauce are often made from flexible fish, snakehead fish, catfish, etc. The bowl of fish sauce is mixed with spicy garlic and chili, squeezed with a little lemon and served with sour cork fruit, boiled sweet potatoes or white rice. is the “standard lesson”.

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