Top 20 delicious dishes in Bac Lieu as meaningful gifts

Bac Lieu is a province in the Mekong Delta, located on the southernmost land of Vietnam. In addition to the popularity of “The Duke of Bac Lieu”, the old folk songs of “Da Co Hoai Lang” by artisans, Bac Lieu is also famous for many specialties as gifts. Discover the top 20 delicious dishes in Bac Lieu as a meaningful gift under this article!

Radish cake, delicious food in Bac Lieu

Radish cake in Bac Lieu has the same shape as a dumpling, but is rounder and more succulent. From the thin layer of opaque white dough outside, diners can see inside the filling of each cake. Inside is the mixture of ingredients from minced meat, shrimp, white radish and thinly sliced ​​red radish. With a very delicate blend of flavors from the pungent taste of radish to the rich sweetness of meat, the elegant sweetness of shrimp and then the sweet and sour taste of the dipping sauce… A piece of radish cake in your mouth will feel like arousing all the senses at once.

Silkworm cake, delicious food in Bac Lieu

Soft silkworm cake, small skin and thinly sliced ​​pork, add a little herbs, cucumber, raw bean sprouts and coconut milk… create attractiveness for dishes in the West. Served with the cake is a mix of water made from grated fresh coconut and then squeezed out the juice, brought to a simmer. Mix a little tapioca starch and then add seasonings to have enough sweetness and saltiness to combine. When you eat, you will feel the sweet and salty taste mixed in the aroma of silkworm cake, the sweetness of meat, the shumai, the freshness of vegetables, the flesh of peanuts. Therefore, silkworm cake is a toy and bought as a gift that is very popular with tourists.

Banana rice paper delicious food Bac Lieu

Bac Lieu banana rice paper, made with rice, coconut, sugar and ripe Siamese bananas of the Western region. Banana rice paper is best when baked on charcoal,  when baking, you have to turn your hands, just a little bit to have a batch of fragrant banana bread all over the house.

Bac Lieu milk puff pastry

Milk puff pastry is one of the popular specialties, a very famous snack of Bac Lieu. The ingredients for making puff pastry are glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, which is also mixed, rolled and dried in the sun, but anyone who has ever tried a piece of Bac Lieu milk puff pastry cannot forget the taste of this gift.

Bang Tam Fried Noodles with Grilled Spring Rolls

The fried vermicelli here is made from rice flour, which is very fragrant, and the grilled spring rolls are big and round. The flavor of fried vermicelli with grilled spring rolls has a very unique Western feature, salty, sweet and sweet, and eaten with raw vegetables, it is extremely attractive. Going back to Bac Lieu, we can easily find this delicious dish. Replacing meals with a bowl of fried vermicelli with grilled spring rolls  is also a very interesting thing.

Tub basin – Bac Lieu’s specialty vegetable

The plant is one of the wild grass species, usually growing in lowland, or the edges of ponds and lakes with slow flow, with a lot of saline alum. Tub tub belongs to the reed family, the stem grows above the water, the leaves are long like lemongrass, capable of withstanding flooding up to 1m deep. This is the type of tree that grows the most, especially in  Ca Mau,  Bac Lieu. Tun tub is a clean vegetable, in addition to making pickles, the fresh part of the plant (stem, root) is also processed by Western housewives with many delicious rustic dishes such as stir-fried shrimp with meat, sour soup, and cooking. Sour hot pot, salad, coconut soup…

Bac Lieu Duck Curry

The pieces of cooked duck meat are soft and sweet, mixed with the typical curry flavor dotted with salt and pepper, with a salty taste, that unique flavor will spread all over the tongue. When enjoying Bac Lieu duck curry, the fragrant, “spicy… tearful” taste makes the sense of smell extremely refreshing. The aroma of herbs (anise, cloves, cinnamon…) is so attached to the nose that anyone who has tasted it will be hard to forget.

Specialty pancakes Bac Lieu

Bac Lieu pancakes are attractive because of the soft, flexible pancake flour, which blends in without sticking when milled with a stone mortar. The cake is delicious thanks to the clever coating, every bite, everywhere you can hear the crust crackling. But the cake is made with lean meat, silver shrimp, green rooster, bean sprouts, cassava root and onion. Perhaps due to the salty taste of the sea, this shrimp has a sweet and salty taste. Raw vegetables grown on crispy, fragrant soil, with lettuce, broccoli, basil, lettuce… Then the cup of fish sauce is well-prepared, both salty, sour, sweet, and spicy with garlic and chili. The rich taste is more intense when sipping a glass of “Than Tau” made from unique local ancient longan ingredients.

Dates are a specialty of Bac Lieu

The date palmis the larva of a winged insect called yang ant. The season of the date is from the tenth to the second month of the lunar calendar. The mother weevil has wings, a pointed beak, two wings are as hard as steel, can pierce even wood to lay eggs. Eggs are laid into larvae, fat and chubby, becoming a delicious specialty in Bac Lieu.

Hong Dan Red One Bush Rice

Hong Dan red one bush rice is a traditional and famous specialty of two districts of Hong Dan and Phuoc Long, Bac Lieu province. Hong Dan red one bush rice is grown from a healthy rice variety, which can adapt to alum contaminated areas, so it has a very characteristic delicious taste. This type of rice is long, slender, and has a gentle aroma. When milling, Hong Dan red dust rice is not broken like other ordinary rice, gives large rice grains, retains flavor and nutrients.

Dried fish choke

Koi fish is a very familiar species and they are called by many different names such as: Coi fish, also known as bai. The dried meat of the fish is very typical, moderately salty, chewy and soft. The reason why dried fish is soft is because freshly cleaned fish will be iced before being salted and dried in the sun. Pure dried goose fish without seasoning but still extremely delicious to win the hearts of diners.

Snakehead dry

Bac Lieu snakehead fish has long been famous for its firm body, sweet meat, which is often favored by people and processed into many attractive dishes. Traveling to Bac Lieu, in addition to enjoying fresh snakehead fish, people often buy some dried snakehead fish as gifts for relatives.

Shrimp Sausage

Perhaps pork sausage, chicken sausage, beef sausage, are all too familiar to tourists. But when coming to Bac Lieu, visitors will enjoy the specialty of shrimp sausage, a very unique product here.

Bac Lieu specialty fish sauce

Peacock fish are abundant in rivers and streams in Bac Lieu province, in the season, just cast a fishing net to catch a whole mound of fish. Fish caught by the people often bring it to make fish sauce to eat for a long time, gradually becoming a famous specialty. Enjoying fish sauce is also quite simple, just squeeze the fish sauce to reduce the water, take it out on a plate and eat it with cold rice, sweet potatoes, bananas, star fruit, ginger, galangal, raw vegetables, chili …

Repent of Bac Lieu’s specialty dish “lucky heaven”

The tree has three parts including the bud, the young shoot and the root that are used to make food. The bud grows near the base, has a dull yellow-brown color because of alum contamination, but when the young part is removed, it is ivory-white, light as spongy. The young shoots are usually eaten by cranes. Finally, when the tree dies, it will grow into a new tree in the rainy season next year.

Ingenious gardeners can process rustic but unusually delicious dishes from the three parts mentioned above. The most unique and correct must mention the raw vegetables eaten with crispy fried perch, grilled snakehead fish or grilled catfish with ginger fish sauce.

Bac Lieu cow skin longan

Unlike other traditional varieties of longan, ox skin longan gives a sweet taste that is not too harsh, thin skin and thick rice. It is known that cow skin longan is a specialty fruit of Bac Lieu bought as a suitable gift for all subjects when traveling in Bac Lieu.

Dried shrimp

To make dried shrimp, people use silver shrimp, ground shrimp, small shrimp, small white shrimp, small black tiger shrimp, etc., but perhaps the most delicious and quality shrimp is ground shrimp. Freshly boiled shrimp have a natural, beautiful red color. To make shrimp delicious, when boiling must keep the fire burning evenly, boil in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes, then add salt at the rate of 20 grams of salt per 1 kg of shrimp, then boil for about 4 more minutes to remove the shrimp to dry. .

Bac Lieu’s specialty salted meat skewer

Xa Bau or commonly known as pickled radish, a daily dish in the frugal meals of many rural people, although it looks very frugal and easy to play, it is a famous specialty of the land of Bac Lieu, it’s strange. Is it usually true? Soft, spicy sassafras fibers will enhance the deliciousness of familiar dishes on Tet holiday. On the other hand, Xa Bau is also used to serve with white porridge to help users feel more appetizing when eating.

If you have the opportunity to visit the poetic land of Bac Lieu without enjoying all the specialties of Bac Lieu, it will be a waste of your trip. So, please pin the list above to use gradually during your trip!

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