The Unique Food of Ha Long Bay That You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

If you are planning to travel to Vietnam, you should have found some stunning pictures of Ha Long Bay with spectacular views of nearly 2,000 limestone islands. Tour the islands of these limestones in green water, explore the large caves inside, and partake in various water sports while you are there. You will have a great time exploring this beautiful land. Find out more about Ha Long Bay through these articles on our blog: Getting From Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, All About Ha Long Bay - Vietnam's Natural Wonder, and The Best Ha Long Bay Travel For on Different Travel Styles and Budgets.
Besides the spectacular scenery,best french restaurant in hanoi Ha Long is also a food paradise in Vietnam, especially seafood. In particular, the seafood at Ha Long is really different. There are many unique dishes that are not available elsewhere on the coast. Apart from seafood, some other local dishes are also popular. Let's look at all the delicious dishes in this article.

Cha Muc - Squid Pie
As one of the ten most popular Vietnamese dishes of 2013, cha muc or squid pie is a specialty you should try at Ha Long. I'll show you how local people make squid pie. Squid is by hand in squid paste. Later, seasoned with pepper and fish sauce, the paste is molded into a flat, round shape. Then, these patties are deep fried until they turn into a pretty yellow. The squid pie is ready to serve!
An interesting fact about this food is that the squid in Ha Long is sweet while the squid in central and southern Vietnam is salty. Therefore, squid pie here is the most delicious nationwide. Squid pie is usually served with sticky rice (xoi) or rolled pancakes (banh cuon). I recommend trying this dish for breakfast.

Ba Yen Restaurant
Address: 36 Doan Thi Diem street, Bach Dang ward, Long Long city
Phone Number: 0203 3827 086
Opening Hours: 5:30 AM - 1 PM
Price: 40,000 VND

Chao Ha - Porridge Acorn Barnacle
The Ha or acorn barnacle has a similar oyster shape, but the acorn barn is smaller. In Vietnam, the acorn barn is found only in the sea of ​​Quang Ninh province. Since Ha Long is the city of Quang Ninh province, this dish has become a Ha Long specialist. The Acorn barn cannot be cultivated on a farm, it is an animal! Olive barns cling to rocks deep in salt water. Local fishermen had to use a hammer to separate them from the rock.
There are several different dishes made with acorn barn, but chao ha or porridge borracle is the most popular dish. The fresh acorn barnacle is stuffed with pepper and fish sauce, then stir fried onion. After the rice was cooked, the acorn was mixed with rice. When rice cooks in a porridge, you need to add some garnish. Add some spring onion, coriander, and pepper to the top. Local people like to eat a hot bowl of delicious porridge at night.

Co Hang Restaurant
Address: 42 Tran Hung Dao street, Long Long city
Opening Hours: 5:30 PM - 12 AM
Price: 40,000 VND


In Sung - Peanut Worm
Sung or peanut worms inhabit deep caves under sand. It is reddish-brown and looks like a giant earthworm 10 to 15 cm long. In northern Vietnam, dried peanut worms are used to sweeten pho broth or other noodles. best french restaurant in hanoi Sweet and sour peanut worms, grilled worms with chili sauce, and salads are the most favorite dishes made with peanut worms. You may be afraid of this ugly shape at first, but try a bite. Travel is about adventure!
Cua Vang Restaurant

Address: 32 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city
Phone Number: 033 3819 919
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM

Bun Be Be - Noodles with Mantis Shrimp
Previously, mantis shrimp was not a popular seafood at Ha Long. However, it has become a favorite seafood of best french restaurant in hanoi local people recently. And bun be or noodles with mantis shrimp are the most popular dish. The mantis shrimp are boiled and squeezed. The shell is cooked with pork bones to make the broth more delicious. Then, the boiled oils are put on top of a large bowl of noodles and broth. Squid, squid pie, shrimp, fried tofu, and vegetables were added