Enjoy the most delicious seafood dishes in Dong Hoi


Dong Hoi is famous for its fresh, diverse and extremely attractive seafood dishes. This place is known as a "seafood paradise" with a rich source of seafood from the sea. The coast boasts of many beautiful landscapes, along with a continental shelf 2.6 times larger than the land area, giving Quang Binh a large fishing ground with a reserve of about 100,000 tons and a rich variety of species (1,650 species) including rare species such as lobster, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, coral. When you visit Dong Hoi, you will have an opportunity to enjoy countless dishes made from fresh seafood, with the typical flavor of the sea.


Khoai Fish Hotpot

Khoai fish hotpot is a specialty dish from Quang Binh that many tourists love. The dish is made with taro fish, a type of brackish water fish that is commonly found along the Central Coast. Khoai fish has a long, flat body with lots of meat and few bones.

To cook this dish, people usually choose fresh fish potatoes that weigh around 1-2 kg. The fish is cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces, and the hot pot broth is made from tomatoes, sour tamarind, sauerkraut, sour star fruit, and sour bamboo shoots. The hot pot broth has a sweet and sour, spicy taste that is very stimulating to the taste buds.

When eating fish hotpot, people typically dip the fish into a pot of boiling hotpot water with green vegetables. Once the fish is cooked, it has a sweet, aromatic taste and a chewy texture. The sweet and sour, spicy hot pot broth blends with the fatty taste of the fish to create the unique flavor of this dish.

Khoai Fish hotpot is a delicious and nutritious dish commonly eaten during winter when the weather is cold. It is packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial to one's health.

Muc Nhay

Muc Nhay quang Binh is  a specialty of this land. These squids are freshly caught and still jump and snap. They are white and dotted with brown spots. They are typically 10-15 cm in size.

Seafood porridge soup

Seafood porridge soup is a popular and beloved breakfast dish, known for its delicious taste, nutritional value, and sweetness. This dish is a perfect harmony of the sweetness of the broth, the soft and chewy texture of the noodle soup, and the fresh taste of various seafood ingredients such as fish, shrimp, squid, clams, scallops,…


“Den bien”

“Den Bien” also known as sea snakes, are a rare type of seafood that can only be found in the waters of Quang Binh. These snakes have a small, slim body that is only the size of a little finger and they often live in the deep sea. "Den Bien" can be processed into many delicious and nutritious dishes, making them a famous specialty of Quang Binh that tourists should not miss when visiting.


Cactus stingray soup

Cactus stingray soup is a specialty dish from Quang Binh that is loved by many tourists for its unique and distinct flavor. The chewy, sweet, and fatty stingray, when combined with the sour and crunchy taste of the cactus, creates an extremely attractive soup that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


Sea mussels grilled

Sea mussels grilled are a specialty dish of Quang Binh, loved by many tourists. The mussels here are big, with thick meat that is naturally sweet. They are grilled over charcoal with onion fat, cheese or chili salt. As the mussels cook, they emit a mouth-watering aroma and the shell opens slightly. The grilled mussel meat is golden yellow and greasy, is served with sweet and sour fish sauce or salt, pepper, lemon and chili.


Quang Binh crab stewed with squash

Crab stew with squash is a famous Quang Binh specialty dish made from simple ingredients such as crab, squash, green onions, and coriander, but brings a very special flavor.

Squids instant noodles

Squid instant noodles are a special breakfast dish for tourists in Quang Binh, made from simple ingredients but with an irresistible delicious flavor. The chewy noodles blend with the sweetness of the broth, the salty taste of the squid, the spicy taste of chili and green onions to create a special dish.


Apart from the dishes mentioned earlier, there are numerous other seafood dishes that visitors can relish, such as steamed shrimp, salt-roasted crabs, steamed crabs, and dried squid. Each dish has a distinct flavor that provides visitors with an exceptional and unforgettable culinary experience while visiting Quang Binh.

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