Street foods to eat in An Giang

Bay Nui Scorpion become ripe with strange taste but delicious street food in An Giang

An Giang is located in Mekong Delta, in the side of southwestern of the country. It is famous for significant street foods with unique flavors and customs. Therefore, here are some of best street foods in An Giang tourists should try. Indochina tours Vietnam

Bay Nui Scorpion (Bọ Cạp Bảy Núi)

Scorpions, which are sold between two roadsides, a typical street food in Bay Nui Town, An Giang. It is shining black and giant pincers. To seek for these scorpions, hunters have to climb the mountain. They prepare a hoe, a clamp and a pail. When realizing what stone is possible for scorpions, they will upturn it and use a clamp to catch the scorpions.

Bay Nui Scorpion become ripe with strange taste but delicious street food in An Giang

Bay Nui Scorpion become ripe with strange taste but delicious street food in An Giang

Consumers perhaps think that cooking this food is quite complex but it is not. To cook Bay Nui Scorpion, the cook wash scorpions clean, put them into the pan with full of fat and few minutes later, scorpions will become ripe with strange taste. Yeah, the meal is ready to enjoy. It is easy to taste with fresh vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers and special sauces to be more delicious. Therefore, Bay Nui Scorpion could be the best street foods in An Giang because of its uniqueness. Mekong cruise Vietnam

This Bay Nui scorpion is also used to soak with wine and then drink to cure some diseases such as backache, tiredness, arthropathia, etc.

Bo leo nui (Bò leo núi)

“Bo leo nui” is a famous street food in Tan Chau, An Giang. Some people think that “Bo leo nui” refers to a cow is crawling to the mountain and the cook use beef from the mountain to cook. However, the truth is that “bo leo nui” is processed from cow calf, but because of distinctive process and decoration, it is called “bo leo nui”.

“Bo leo nui” is made from cow calf with distinctive decoration

“Bo leo nui” is made from cow calf with distinctive decoration

First, beef is mixed with eggs, then stirring around and around. After that, the cook brings a boiler; puts a big pork fat in the center. Then, the heat melts that fat and the cook will beef up in the consecutive pieces like a mountain. After finishing barbecue, the slice of beef could be wrapped with rice paper, fresh vegetables, sliced banana and special sauces. Although “Bo leo nui” is delicious in the beginning, tourists could drink beers to be more tasty during their meal.

Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli (Bún cá Long Xuyên)

Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli is one of best street foods in Long Xuyen, An Giang. This tasty dish amazes travelers and brings them quiet moments.

A highlight of this food is its unique color – yellow, which gives the food more attractive and bold. Sometimes, tourists add a few vegetables and sliced banana.

Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli, famous and best street food in An Giang

Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli, famous and best street food in An Giang

When you enjoy a bowl of Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli, the smell of fish will give you a little excitement because of its spicy and complexity. Therefore, it is must-try to do when visiting to An Giang.

Tri Ton beef soup (Cháo bò Tri Tôn)

When tourists visit to Tri Ton, An Giang, they should try tasty beef soup – one of the best street foods in An Giang.

The charming flavor of this beef and distinctive taste of “trai truc” (trái trúc) – a special kind of An Giang’s fruit creates unique smell for Tri Ton beef soup. If you desire enjoying a delicious soup, you first need to choose local beef fed in Bay Nui mount. After that, beef should be washed clean and carefully to process and cook. Usually this bowl of soup has the sum of ingredients such as rice, meat, gingers, sinew, bowel and some spices like onions, coriander, and some fennels but each visitor would taste different flavors in every corner in An Giang.

Tri Ton beef soup, one of the best street foods in An Giang

Tri Ton beef soup, one of the best street foods in An Giang

Com ni – ca pua (Cơm nị – cà púa)

Traveling to An Giang, if luckily, travelers would have a chance to enjoy “com ni – ca pua” made by Cham people in Chau Giang. “Com ni – ca pua” not only is a typical food but also expresses a diverse of cuisine culture of Cham residents. When “com ni” mixes with “ca pua”, they create a traditional flavor of Chau Giang foods, An Giang.

 To cook “com ni”, Cham people select delicious rice, wash carefully, add a little salt and then wash again. When putting rice into the mixture of salt, sugar, sodium glutamate and curry powder, the cook would stir around and cook. While rice becomes ripe partly, the cook will sprinkle a dish with a little coconut milk and wait until it is completely ripe. Sometimes, people would add raisin with rice to increase the flavor.

“Com ni – ca pua” made from Cham people, bringing distinctive street foods

“Com ni – ca pua” made from Cham people, bringing distinctive street foods

“Ca pua” is a food processed from beef from Cham people. So as to cook “ca pua” delicious, local people add gingers and wine into beef to deodorize. After that, the cook would put the beef into the hot pan with coconut, curry powder, red hot pepper and salt to be tastier.

If you come to An Giang, please remember five best street foods such as Bay Nui Scorpion, “Bo leo nui”, Long Xuyen fish rice vermicelli, Tri Ton beef soup and “com ni – ca pua”. Those best street foods would excite you a lot to discover distinctive cuisine culture.

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