1. Squid rolls
Squid seems to be a simple dish that is present in all provinces and cities, but don’t be confused, because nowhere is there such delicious pounded squid as in Ha Long. The pieces of squid are carefully pounded by the craftsman to extract as much of the sweetness of the squid as possible. With Ha Long squid cake – a dish considered a culinary monument, you will feel the rich, delicious taste that cannot be imitated anywhere.
Grilled squid is a famous Ha Long specialty, popular in culinary restaurants. This is also a very popular dish because it can be eaten with white rice, vermicelli, porridge, … With such a delicious dish, you should buy a few pounds from the tourist land of Ha Long as a gift. for family and friends.
Grilled squid is processed into small pieces about 3 fingers. The way to prepare the dish is also very simple, just fry it in oil and you can eat it right away. If you want the dish to be more poetic, you can stir-fry it with vegetables, sauté tomatoes, etc. In particular, the flavor of squid will be stronger if you dip it with garlic chili fish sauce or chili sauce. Chinsu okay. In Ha Long, there are many shops selling squid ink, but there is Ong Ba Seafood restaurant which is recommended by many tourists to buy the most.
Average price: 330,000 VND – 470.00 VND/kg (each kg is about 30 – 32 pieces of squid cake)
2. Shrimp fritters
The next dish that deserves to become a specialty of Ha Long tourism and extremely suitable to bring back as a gift is Quang Ninh shrimp paste. Shrimp is soft and fragrant, not chewy like pork belly. This is also a food with high nutritional value, supplementing iron for humans, especially good for those who are anemic and suitable as a snack for children.
Shrimp can be eaten with any dish such as: sticky rice, porridge, white rice, snacks,… Ha Long shrimp paste has a characteristic aroma of seafood, its own salty taste, not thanks to spices. . The ingredients to make this dish are fresh shrimp, shrimp combined with distilled meat juice and the recipe with the ratio of heirloom ingredients to create a delicious, golden, soft and not too salty dish. In particular, Ha Long shrimp shrimp paste is not dry, easy to clump like other types of shrimp.
Shrimps are sold everywhere, each place has its own way of making shrimp paste, but perhaps Ha Long market 1 or Ha Long market 2 are the two best places to sell the best quality shrimp paste. Ha Long Market 1 has the address of Van Xuan – Bach Dang – Ha Long – Quang Ninh, in which Hien Nhung shop is best reviewed by customers: “The food is delicious, not too salty or light, just opened the box. It has a scent that rushes to the nose, sweet shrimp taste, true to sea shrimp.
Average price: 320,000 VND – 370,000 VND/kg
3. Fresh seafood
Having traveled to Ha Long beach, it is definitely impossible to ignore a specialty gift that is seafood. The seaports in the city center always have fresh seafood available to serve seafood shops as well as tourists who want to buy. Among the many delicious seafood dishes of Ha Long city, there are 7 types of seafood not to be missed: safflower, crab, snail, oyster, surface, shrimp and sea sam.
Ha Long fish market in Hon Gai harbor is the place to buy the best quality fresh seafood and also the best price. Because this place is crowded with fishing village residents, they often catch fish from the night before to the next morning and sell it here, so the seafood is always fresh. Depending on the type of seafood, there is a separate price, ranging from a few hundred thousand dong to several million dong per kilogram.
To buy seafood with the best price and quality, you should be the first to come to the market, because the first people to buy will choose the freshest and most delicious shrimp and snails. This is probably the most valuable gift and the most excited by the people at home. Seafood also has great nutritional value for human health, so if you have the opportunity to come to Ha Long – Quang Ninh, bring a portion of seafood of all kinds to your loved ones at home to enjoy!