Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc
Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

Chau Doc Fish noodle soup is a familiar dish of An Giang people with a characteristic sweet and attractive flavor. Having the opportunity to come here, visitors should taste the Bun Ca Chau Doc to feel the sincere rusticity of the people here.

By Thomas Vietnam at | All Best Foods & Restaurants in Chau Doc

Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

1. Better to Know as a Food Lover

Find them: Chau Doc City

Best time: Dusk-Dawn

Don’t miss: Chau Doc Noodle Soup

Local’s pick: Chau Doc Market

Tourist’s pick: Chau Doc Night Market, Cam Moutain…


Facts: It is called Chau Doc fish noodles because the main ingredients are fresh fish in the same freshwater as Chau Doc

2. Better to KnowChau Doc Fish Noodle Soup

Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

As mentioned, fish is the main ingredient in Chau Doc fish noodle soup – An Giang. So, why is there so much fish in An Giang? As is known, the Mekong River flowing to Phnom Penh divides into two branches. The left bank flowing directly into Vietnam is called Tien River, the right bank entering Vietnam is called Bassac or Hau River. Both rivers show entry passports through An Giang alley.

The snake head fish for noodle soup in Chau Doc

Mr. Ut Nghe, a fisherman in Co Lau village, near the An Phu border (An Giang), said that as usual, after the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, the water will alternate from upstream to downstream. The beginning of the months when the water was clear, followed by a lot of fish.

“Back then, we called it for fun… water in fish. Because we thought it was the fish season, not the floating season”, according to Mr.Ut

It is said that when the fish comes back, it is impossible to calculate how many kilograms of the spirit fish. Not to mention, the “corporations” of white fish from the upper waters such as bream, goby, catfish, pelagic fish, etc., add to the output in the “bags of fish” upstream.

3. Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup in Can Tho

Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

A hot bowl of Chau Doc fish noodle soup with a vibrant color of ingredients from the nature of Chau Doc. The sweetness and flesh of the banana flower, combined with the sweet taste of fish, the spicy taste of chili, and the aroma of noodle soup has created a wonderful bowl of noodle soup in this land.

4. How to Make Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup

Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

Ingredients for cooking Chau Doc fish noodles

1 snakehead fish

20g turmeric

30g Noodles

20g purple onion

60g lemongrass

10g garlic

1 jar of fish sauce

400ml coconut water

Accompanying vegetables: dandelion flower, grated water spinach, banana cabbage, bean sprouts, laksa leaves

Seasoning: sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, seasoning, fish sauce, cooking oil

How to cook Chau Doc fish noodle soup

Step 1. Prepare ingredients

Buy snakehead fish, cut fins, scrape scales, rub salt to remove oil and fishy smell, then wash and dry. Next, use a knife to cut both sides along the backbone of the fish to easily separate the fish bones. Repeat this from the middle of the fish’s belly down to the tail. Then, you cut off the head of the fish so that the fish intestines are attached to the head and then remove the fish bile.

The fish is clean and slimy thanks to the ingredients available in the kitchen

The vegetables you eat with you wash, pick the leaves and cut them finely.

Minced garlic, purple onion, turmeric and wormwood noodles are smashed, and half of lemongrass is minced and half crushed.

Chau Doc Street Eat Food

Step 2. Cooking the broth

Put the pot on the stove and add 2 liters of water, 400ml of coconut water, then add lemongrass, noodle soup, and turmeric to boil. Then put the fish in and boil until the fish is cooked, then remove the fish.

Next, remove the dead turmeric, lemongrass, and wormwood noodles and add 10g of fish sauce mixed with 30ml of water, 10g of seasoning seeds, 5g of salt, 15g of rock sugar, lemongrass, garlic, minced shallot and stir well to dissolve the spices.

Step 3. Separate the fish bones

Initially, we cut the fish along the backbone of the fish, at this time the fish meat after cooking has expanded, you just need to gently flip the knife to be able to filter the fish meat out of the fish bones. Then cut the fish meat into bite-sized pieces. The head of the fish remains the same.

Step 4. Stir-fry fish

Chau Doc Fish Noodle Soup – Eat Best Food in Chau Doc

 Put the pan on the stove, heat it up, then add the cooking oil, add a little lemongrass, garlic and minced shallot, then add the boneless fish and fry until fragrant. Note that stir-fry gently so that the fish is not crushed.

At this step, you can put the fish in the broth or keep it separate as you like.

Step 5. Finished Product

You boil the fresh noodles until it’s hot and then put the noodle soup in a bowl, arrange the fish on top, then add the broth, add the dandelion flowers and chopped laksa leaves on top, and our famous Chau Doc fish noodle soup is complete. benevolent. Remember to take advantage of it while it’s still hot to fully enjoy the sweetness of the fish and the rich flavor of the broth.

5. Pro tips:

Here are our tips for easing your mind (and stomach) around food-handling environments that you may not be used to.

Make sure the food is freshly cooked. If you’re eating hot street food, it’s always safest (not to mention more delicious) to eat food you can see being cooked to order.

Look for lines and busy stalls. Busy street food stalls are an indicator of popularity, and their high turnover rate means the food is never sitting out for hours and developing dreaded bacteria. Yes, long lines can be discouraging when you’re hungry after a full day of exploring, but it’s not worth the risk of grabbing precooked food from the empty spot next door.

Eat when the locals are eating. The last and most important element here is when to eat. You’re likely already on a weird eating schedule while you’re traveling, but it’s important to try and adjust to the eating times of where you are. A bowl of pho might be lunch for Americans, but it’s breakfast for the Vietnamese. This ensures that you’re eating freshly cooked food and that you can find the best and most popular places to eat.

If you can’t drink the water, then you can’t eat the salad. Most people get so hung up on not drinking the water or skipping ice in drinks that they don’t think about all of the other ways in which water is used in food service. Fruits and vegetables tend to be washed with tap water in most places, rather than the filtered water that locals drink—or sometimes it’s not washed at all. If you’re really craving some produce, try fruits you can peel or cooked veggies.

Trust your gut. If you’re unsure about the food or the way that it’s being prepared, then keep moving. Eating street food all over the world doesn’t make you an expert. Every stall and every country are different, and sometimes the rules can be harder to follow. When something doesn’t look, smell, or feel right, don’t eat it! Trust your judgment. Chances are that there’s another spot close by that’s making something more delicious.

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Can Tho: Co Ut’s Cong cakeUt Dzach Fine Rice VermicelliThanh Van Grilled Pork SausageCrab Noodle Soup At Floating MarketScorched Rice with Caramelized Fish Sauce7-Toi’s Duck Meat PancakeBanh Mi ThuyBanana Blossom SaladFried Spring RollsFresh Spring RollsFetal duck egg (balut)Honeycomb CakeMini Sticky Rice CakeCassava Silkworm CakeGrilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky RiceKhmer-style Bun Goi Da SoupEgg CoffeeCon Son Grilled Snakehead FishBun Mam – Fermented Fish Noodle SoupLau Mam – Fermented Fish HotpotGrilled Snails with PepperMagenta Sticky Rice CakeDuck cooked with Fermented TofuRice Noodle PizzaVegetarian Noodle SoupSnails Stuffed With Pork

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Chau Doc: Chau Doc Fish Noodle SoupSugar Palm FruitBasa Fish Hot PotMam (Fermented fish)Phu Huong Beef Noodle Soup, Broken Rice with Pork Chop, Long Xuyen Broken RiceNui Cam PancakeO Thum’s Chicken Grilled with Lime LeavesStir-fried Shrimp with Sesbania FlowerSweet & Sour Soup with Siamese Mud Carp Soup & Sesbania FlowerCaramelized & Braised CatfishGrilled Rice-field Rat with Salt and Chili

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Soc Trang: Pia CakeCong Cake (Banh Cong)Bun Nuoc Leo Soc Trang’s Noodle SoupSoc Trang’s Bun Goi Da SoupDuck Noodle Soup with black PepperCurry Noodle SoupGrilled Beef on TileKhmer-style Tube CakeKhmer-style Mung Bean Cake (Banh In)Dried Radish (Xa Bau)Stir-Fried Noodles with Seafood (Mi Sua)Soc Trang’s Green Rice Flakes

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ben Tre: Phu Le Rice WineBen Tre’s Coconut CandyFlat BananaCoconut RiceSnail PancakeSea Snail with Coconut MilkCoconut WormYoung Coconut Salad with Shrimp & PorkSon Doc Puff Rice Paper

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Cai Be: Puffed Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Vinh Long: Elephant Ear Fish (fried giant gourami)

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in My Tho: Fried Sticky RiceSnakehead Fish Rice PorridgeHu Tieu My Tho (Noodle Soup)Coconut Banana Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Tra Vinh: Macapuno CoconutBun Nuoc Leo Tra Vinh’s Noodle SoupTra Cuon’s Sticky Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Sadec: Sa Dec Noodle SoupSadec Crab HotpotLai Vung Spring RollsSa Giang Shrimp Puff PastryLai Vung Tangerine

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Bac Lieu: Spicy Beef Noodle SoupBac Lieu’s Three-striped CrabWhite Radish PiesBac Lieu Thick Noodles & Creamy Coconut MilkBon Bon Pickles

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ca Mau: Banh tam ga cay (Silkworm rice cake with curried chicken)Grilled Vop clams with salt and pepperGrilled Mudskipper FishStone Crab Roast With SaltYoung Bee SaladNam Can’s CrabU Minh Forest’s HoneyU Minh’s Fermented Fish Hotpot

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Hau Giang: Cau Duc PineappleCai Tac’s Pork Organs PorridgeHau Giang’s Bronze Featherback Fish Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ha Tien: Herring Fish SaladSpider crab cake soupKen Noodle soupXoi Xiem (Siamese sticky rice)Steamed Noodle soupHa Tien Oyster porridge

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Rach Gia: Stir Noodle SoupKien Giang Fish Noodle Soup

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Con Dao: Bang nut jamVu Nang SnailRoasted Pork Bread (Banh Mi)Coconut Ice Cream

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Phu Quoc: Phu Quoc Sim WinePhu Quoc PepperPhu Quoc fish sauce

Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!

“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.

Thank you

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