Top 7+ most famous “Long An specialties” dishes
Coming to Long An, you will not only be overwhelmed by the majestic scenery of the river but also immerse yourself in unique and attractive specialties. Located at the border between the West and the Southeast, this place has an extremely rich source of products. Today, let Easygo introduce the most famous Long An specialties!
Miss. Fragrant rice at Dao market
The fragrant rice in the Dao market originates from My Le commune, Can Duoc District, Long An province. This type of rice has been famous since ancient times because of its delicious taste that is incomparable anywhere. This rice variety has several characteristics that are elongated rice grains, with a milky white color in the middle like pomegranate seeds.
The fragrant rice in the Dao market can only be grown once a year and has a delicious taste, so people here often pack it carefully to give as gifts to relatives and friends instead of selling it to the market.
Chau Thanh dragon fruit
When it comes to the specialties of Long An, it is impossible not to mention the famous delicious fruit - dragon fruit. In Long An, dragon fruit is grown mostly in the Chau Thanh area; this fruit has been exported to many parts of the world.
Currently, there are two types of red dragon fruit and white dragon fruit. When ripe, Chau Thanh dragon fruit has a glossy outer shell but is very thin, with a thick intestine, when enjoying, visitors will feel the sweet taste mixed with a slightly sour taste.
Long Tri Watermelon
Another fruit that is also a famous specialty in Long An is watermelon. The watermelon area of Long An province is more than 1,100 ha, mainly concentrated in Chau Thanh, Tan Thanh, Moc Hoa, Vinh Hung, and Thu Thua districts. Watermelon grown on Long Tri land has thin skin, dark red flesh, bringing natural sweetness.
This is not only a delicious dish, a refreshment but also an effective "medicine" for people with kidney stones, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, or digestive disorders.
Long An Tet cake
Just like “Chung cake” in the North, in the South, Tet cake is an indispensable dish in holidays and Tet. The best Long An Tet cake is in Duc Hoa town.
Here, people are very careful in choosing raw materials. Delicious bacon, green beans must be firm, round seeds, and large banana leaves.
In addition to the salty filling, there are also some sweet tet cakes in Long An such as green bean filling, Pisang Awak banana filling, and grated coconut filling.
Duc Hoa peanuts
If you visit Long An on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand the lush green peanut fields here. Duc Hoa is the place with the largest peanut-growing area in Long An. Duc Hoa peanuts have a thin silken outer shell, firmly hugging the round, greasy bean inside.
People here can make many different dishes made from peanuts, such as boiled peanuts, fish skin peanuts, roasted peanuts, making cakes or peanut oil, etc.
Go Den wine
Go Den wine is known as the "first wine" of the Mekong Delta. This is a traditional wine of Phuoc Loi commune, Ben Luc district for hundreds of years.
Made from carefully selected types of sticky rice such as incense, yeast, and gooseberry, Go Den wine is a white wine with a high concentration and a very specific aroma. Delicious Go Den wine moves people's hearts not only because of the taste but also from the mind of the winemaker.
Wine connoisseurs tell that, to distinguish Go Den base wine, just pay attention when shaking lightly, but the wine is divided into three layers and takes a long time to dissolve, then it is the original wine.
Can Giuoc Mam Cong Crab
Can Giuoc Mam Cong is one of the dishes that many people choose to buy as a gift when they arrive in Long An.
Long An has many alluvial plains with pineapple leaves and saltwater all year round, this is the habitat of the crabs. Therefore, people here often process cuffs into Mam to use gradually. Mam Cong exposed to enough sunlight will become sticky, with an unforgettable flavor.
Mam is suitable for eating with pork belly, raw vegetables, fresh vermicelli, or cucumber.
Pickled pork is a unique dish of the Muong ethnic group, often appearing on Tet holidays and weddings. This is one of the specialties of Long An that is loved not only by locals but also by domestic and foreign tourists.
The pork to make this dish must be mature pork, raised freely, so the meat is very firm and fragrant. Pork when combined with other ingredients such as roasted rice, glutinous rice wine, dried rice, ... along with a special brewing technique, will bring a delicious and irresistible finished product.
Pickled pork has a dark yellow color, when eaten, it is often wrapped with fig leaves, clove leaves, all blended to create a special flavor, making people just want to eat forever.
Grilled snakehead fish
Grilled snakehead fish is one of the specialties of Long An that can satisfy the most demanding diners.
The outstanding feature of this dish is that there is no need to prepare the fish before grilling, that is, people just need to skewer a stick through the mouth of the fish to the end of the body, then stick this stick in the ground and then put the straw on it. Burn until the aroma of the fish rises, then remove the stick, scrape the burnt black scales outside, put it on a plate, and enjoy.
When eating, people often roll snakehead fish with rice paper, raw vegetables, fresh noodles or directly dip it with lemongrass chili fish sauce, tamarind sauce, or chili salt.
Just now are some special dishes of Long An that Easygo would like to introduce to you so that you don't miss them when you visit this land. Hope you have a happy trip with interesting experiences!