Best dishes in Tay Ninh
Have you ever been on culinary tours in Tay Ninh, Vietnam? Are you familiar with the best dishes to try in Tay Ninh? If you haven't discovered the top specialties in Tay Ninh yet, we can suggest some for you.
1. Frosted rice paper
Frosted rice paper is also a well-known dish in Trang Bang. Rice paper processing process is very picky, the most important part is to choose new rice, unmixed rice. When grinding rice, they give a little salt to create a salty rice paper. After drying the rice paper will be dried under the sun and then baked until blistering without burning. About 3 am people bring it out the mist.
Thick and flexible rice paper feel different from dry rice paper rolls or wet. It is often accompanied with aromatic herbs, boiled meat and eaten with seasoned salted fish, creating a folk gift, full of charisma.
2. Oc Xu (mountain snails)
Oc Xu is a type of snail usually living in caves, ravines, especially in the Ba Den mountain area. Only when the rainy season, it goes out to reproduce and eat only leaves. Oc Xu is like ordinary snails but flat and smaller. According to the folk concept, Oc Xu can help people to ease the pain. It can be fried with garlic or tamarind, etc. However, the most often eaten dishes are steamed snail with ginger and lemongrass. Crispy snail combined with the aroma of ginger, lemongrass make this dish very attractive taste.
Because snails only appear in the rainy season, this kind of food is quite expensive, about 80,000 to 100,000 VND per kg.
3. Ba Den mountain lizard
Mountain lizards are widely praised as "the best food" or a must-try dishes in Tay Ninh. Lizards are processed into various dishes such as chopped, fried with pepper, fried crispy, etc. served with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, herbs. Because lizards eat only cooked figs, bananas, and leafy herbs, its meat is tough, fragrant and refreshing, often chosen by men and visitor when coming to Tay Ninh.
4. Tamarind rice paper
Tamarind rice paper is a snack, which are crowded diners favorite. The dish is very simple with rice paper that has been exposed to frost, curled or folded square with ready-made spice bags, consisting of tamarind, peanut, onion, chili, shrimp paste.
Pieces of tough rice paper wrapped with the dipping sauce with a sour taste of tamarind juice, spicy taste of pepper, the salty taste of rice paper, the fat of peanut make an irresistible feeling.
You can buy bags of rice paper in the street vendors or vendors for the price range from 10,000-12,000 VND
5. Shrimp salt
There is no sea to make salt and no source of seafood is shrimp, but with their own secret, the people here have created a famous spice: shrimp salt Tay Ninh. The ingredients to make this shrimp salt seasoning include salt, shrimp, garlic, chili, etc. are made by people in certain proportions. Only used to eat with the fruits but salted shrimp Tay Ninh is a lot of customers bought as gifts to friends, relatives as a special gift of this land.
6. Grapefruit Nem
Grapefruit Nem is a typical dish of Hiep Ninh, Tay Ninh. Nem is made from yolk peel, green papaya and some spices such as garlic, chili, and banana leaf. The moderate ripeness creates the flavor of Nem that cannot be mixed with any others at other places
7. Trang Bang soup
Starting from Ho Chi Minh City along Highway 22, many visitors will stop at Trang Bang to enjoy the Tay Ninh - Trang Bang Soup. The white and fragrant white rice must be made from the special herbal rice of Dao market.
You will hardly forget the bowl of hot soup with the aroma of onion, spicy pepper, highlights with soft meat pieces, pork sausages, pork bun, soft pastry in the sweet flavor of the broth.
8. Cu Chi beef
Cu Chi beef has long been the pride of the people of this land. It’s a big mistake if you miss this dish during your Vietnam culinary tours. Cattle are grazed in large numbers on the grasslands where the taste is different. Young cow (also known as calves) are made into a variety of delicious specialties, but the most delicious still have to mention broiled beef. A piece of meat is marinated on the kitchen charcoal aromatic scent so that you have to sit and wait to satisfy.
According to many customers, Cu Chi beef eateries are also expanding into many big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but only when they eat in Tay Ninh, they taste its own unique flavor.