Cuisine in Cat Ba Island is famous for its delicious, fresh and delicious dishes, but when you enjoy it, it will leave a deep imprint in every visitors.
The first thing to mention is a lutraria philippinarum
Famous as one of the rare seafood, high nutrition and special flavor. Now, it can be appear in many regions and localities, but the best place to enjoy it is Cat Ba island, where the sea is suitable for the growth and development of this mollusk.
Lutraria philippinarum can be processed into many grilled dishes, salads, porridge … but the best is still the lutraria philippinarum are swirled with the aromatic taste.
Next is Horseshoe crab
Horseshoe crab usually lives in pairs, weighing of female about one kilogram, and the male is only half the size. At any time, both males and females together cling as well as the figure, so the new folk form the phrase “love like Horseshoe crab”.
When you catch horseshoe crab, people often give up male horseshoe crab because of little meat, just catch female. Popular dishes from the horseshoe crab are soups, salads, grilled, fried with chilli, sweet and sour, vermicelli, porridge … Processing horseshoe crab dishes is always accompanied by spicy, sour, hot spices like galangal, lemongrass, chili, vinegar… Typical spice vegetables such as kohlrabi, onion, lettuce … Among the dishes made from horseshoe crab, the most attractive is grilled, fried sour but still sweet .
Garrupa is a kind of ferocious fish, feeding on animals and giving high nutritional value. From garrupa, people make many attractive and nutritious dishes such as: salad, porridge, hotpot, steamed, sauce, grilled … In addition to the deliciousness of the dish, the fishing of garrupa in the night also attracts tourists.
Attractive lobsters attract tourist with a firm, chewy, sweet meat. You can prepare lobster into many dishes but simple but delicious is beer or grill.
Sea snakes have small stems, 1-2metter long slender scales, flattened behind like paddles. Small head covered with horns, venomous teeth are located in the upper jaw .
Snake catches on removing the viscera, retaining only the bile and fat layer. Rinse the solid blood with alcohol 90 degrees C (do not wash with water) and then to desiccate or dry. Detail of newly cut sea snakes mixed with alcohol and aromatic substances cure many blood, dizziness, back pain, bone pain …
Cat Ba Shrimp Vermicelli
Prawn bun in Cat Ba attracts visitors in the taste of broth, the aroma of fresh sea shrimp, fish ball, indispensable pungent smell of a few patties. But especially the taste of sour tamarind replaces completely vinegar and lemon. A noodle dish is served with some raw vegetables and a few pieces of chili when eaten.