Quang Binh province is well-known not only for stunning caves but also for local food. It has no difficulty to find good places as there are plenty of restaurants to visit for satisfying taste of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. As expected, majority of the restaurants in the province are located in Dong Hoi city.
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What to eat in Quang Binh
Soup Porridge (Cháo Canh)
Chao Canh is one of the most special foods of Quang Binh. The dish is the most favourite breakfast of the locals.
The ingredients are quite familiar including snakehead fish, shrimps and pork. When serving guests, porridge soup is sprinkled onions, cilantro and sliced fragrant. It is served with shredded green cabbage. In spite of the simple ingredients, the flavour is truly amazing.
Shrimp and pork clear dumplings (bánh bột lọc)
Loc cake comes from Hue, Dong Ha and then spreads to Quang Binh. In Quang Binh, it is added new flavors and become a special dish of this province. This cake is covered in banana leaves. Its stuffing is shrimps and braised pork. Using with chili sauce will bring a stunning flavour in your mouth. The ingredients are very simple included: cassava powder, river shrimps, wood ear mushrooms and some spices only from the local garden which is why its flavour is different from others. Everyone coming to Phong Nha wants to try and buy the cake as a gift.
Vietnamese crepes (bánh xèo)
Made of rice flour, Quang Hoa crepe includes snakeheads, salad, raw vegetables and fish sauce. Taking a piece of the crepe on your hand, the heat and the aroma of the food will definitely attract your taste.
Only with a small coal stove, guests can quickly enjoy seafood such as fish, shrimp, oysters, clams, snails … in two ways, depending on the baking and steaming requirements.
The province is well-known for various dishes made from oysters. Fresh oysters caught from Nhat Le river are processed into different dishes such as fried oysters clamped in rice papers, oyster sour soup, etc. It would be incomplete when visiting Phong Nha without enjoying oyster soup.
Where to eat
This following list is some famous restaurants in Quang Binh you can consider in you trip:
Anh Dao Restaurant
Address: Sector 4 – Hai Dinh Ward – Dong Hoi City
Phone: (052) 3822 234
Descriptive characteristics: The cuisine – Asian specialties
Ba Hien Restaurant
Address: No. 52 – French School – Haicheng – TP. Dong Hoi
Phone: (052) 3827 473 Fax: (052) 3842 540
Descriptive characteristics: Marine Specialties
Chu Tuyet Restaurant
Address: Sector 3 – Hai Dinh – TP. Dong Hoi
Phone: (052) 3829 489
Com Nieu Phuong Minh City Restaurant
Address: 141 Ly Thuong Kiet Street – TP. Dong Hoi
Phone: (052) 3829 039
Descriptive characteristics: Com Nieu and specialties
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