Oyster porridge is one of the specialties of Ha Tien land. Anyone who comes to this place also wants to enjoy a bowl of hot porridge, rich in oyster flavor.
1. Better to Know as a Food Lover
Find them: Ha Tien City.
Best time: Dusk-Dawn
Don’t miss: Oyster porridge
Local’s pick: Oyster porridge restaurant
Tourist’s pick: Restaurant in Ha Tien
Facts: Enjoy a spoonful of hot oyster porridge, you can feel the delicious taste, fresh oysters have a sweet taste with the taste of the sea, especially when combined with shiitake and spices to create an irresistibly delicious dish.
2. Better to Know Ha Tien Oyster porridge
Oysters have a hard outer shell, and the inner meat is very nutritious. 100g of oysters contains up to 7g of protein, 3g of fat and many other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, vitamin B12… Because of their high nutrient content, milk oysters bring many benefits when processing:
Strengthens the immune system: Oysters contain minerals, vitamins C and E, help improve immunity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant.
Good for the cardiovascular system: The potassium and magnesium content in oysters helps to reduce blood pressure and relax blood vessels. Oysters also work to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries. Vitamin E in oysters increases the flexibility and strength of cells.
Good for eyes: Oysters contain zinc and minerals, which are essential for the production of pigments in the retina.
Improve brain function: Oysters provide a variety of vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron to help increase memory, improve concentration.
Improves mood: Zinc in oysters helps reduce anxiety and depression levels.
Beauty skin: The minerals and zinc in oysters help to produce collagen, make nails and hair stronger.
Energy regeneration: Vitamin B12 in oysters helps transport oxygen to cells, providing abundant energy for the body.
Good for bones: Oysters help increase bone density for the body by providing iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus …
Improve physiological function: Zinc in oysters helps the body increase testosterone hormone, good for the sex life of men and women.
3. Ha Tien Oyster porridge in Kien Giang
Milk oysters are processed into many delicious dishes such as grilled oysters with onion fat, oysters with cheese … but the strangest and easiest to eat is oyster porridge. Oyster porridge is also a specialty dish of Ha Tien. Oyster milk porridge adds many vitamins and nutrients to the body, and has the effect of supporting the treatment of diseases: High blood pressure, dizziness, diabetes…
4. How to Make Oyster porridge
5-6 milk oysters: The most important way to cook delicious oyster porridge is to find fat and milky oysters, and cook up the aroma and greasy taste of oysters. When choosing oysters, it is necessary to choose one that is thick, big, and at least as long as the index or middle finger or more;
1 bowl of plain rice;
¼ bowl of glutinous rice;
1 purple onion;
Green onion, laksa leaves, salt, pepper, cooking oil, seasoning, sugar.
Rinse oysters with diluted salt, then drain;
Scallions, laksa leaves washed, finely chopped;
Finely chop purple onion.
Wash the rice, put it in the pot and cook it into porridge until the porridge is cooked and expands;
Sauteed oyster milk;
Put the purple onion in the pan, add some cooking oil and then fry it crispy;
Add the oysters and stir-fry, add seasoning, fish sauce, and pepper and stir until the oysters are cooked and fragrant.
Put the cooked oysters into the cooked porridge, add spices, wait for the porridge to boil, then turn off the stove;
Ladle porridge into bowls, add fried onions, herbs, laksa leaves;
Oyster porridge should be eaten when it is hot to avoid fishiness.
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.
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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.