Sadec Crab Hotpot – Eat Best Food in Dong Thap
Sadec Crab Hotpot – Eat Best Food in Dong Thap

Fields Crab hotpot is a rustic dish found in many regions with many different flavors. However, in Sa Dec, tasting the Thong Nhat street crab hotpot, we can’t help but be surprised because of the deliciousness and the wonderful blend of flavors.

By Thomas Vietnam at | All Best Foods & Restaurants in Sa Dec

1. Better to Know as a Food Lover

Find them: Sa Dec city.

Best time: Dusk-Dawn

Don’t miss: Sadec Crab Hotpot

Local’s pick: Co Ut Crab Hotpot small restaurant

Tourist’s pick: Restaurant in Sa Dec


Facts: The strong taste of crab sauce, the sweetness of seafood blends in the coolness of vegetables, bringing a harmonious taste to the eater.

2. Better to Know Sadec Crab Hotpot

Crab hot pot as its name suggests is a hot pot dish with the main ingredient being field crab. Crab is a source of wild food, very popular throughout Vietnam. However, the nutritional composition of field crabs is very rich, especially calcium. Therefore, each region of Vietnam has its own processing methods according to taste.

Benefits of field crabs for health

Activate blood and heal bones

 According to oriental medicine, crab is a type of food with soldering properties, salty taste, slightly toxic, has the effect of dissolving, activating blood and healing bones, so it is often used as a medicine with the name of the solution.

Prevent osteoporosis and rickets

From the above nutritional ingredients, field crabs have the effect of treating rickets in children and preventing osteoporosis in the elderly. According to modern medicine, crabs are rich in calcium phosphate, which is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not have enough calcium in their diet.

Injury treatment

In addition, field crab is also used in traditional medicine with the effect of creating a connection between bones and joints and treating blood stasis when injured.

Cool down the body

The salty taste and soldering properties in the crab have a cooling effect on the body, so many people use it to cook dishes to help cool down on hot summer days.

Treatment of picky eating, trouble sleeping

Not only that, with the abundant nutritional ingredients that field crab brings, it is also used by oriental medicine as a medicine that works to treat restlessness, picky eating, and little sleep.

Wound healing

People use pounded field crab boiled with alcohol and use the residue to cover the wound to treat bruises and sores.

3. Sadec Crab Hotpot in Sa Dec

The dish looks simple but the processing is sophisticated, especially the crab dish. If you want to cook delicious crabs, you must choose those that are firm and alive. With that, the new crab will be delicious and form an array. Clean crabs, peel off the shells, separate the crab bricks, and then pound them. Then carefully filter with water, boil until the crab meat floats, take out the bowl, part of the water to make broth. When eating, boil a pot of broth, season with seasonings to taste, and then let the crab sauce float to the surface. Next, add seafood such as shrimp, squid, and fish cake to increase the sweetness of the broth. Served with Sa Dec field crab hotpot is vermicelli and rich Western vegetables such as broccoli, squash, coriander, rafters, … all blend together to create a cool and delicious dish. If you have the opportunity to return to Sa Dec, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this delicious dish. Especially in the hot weather like today, the delicious and cool taste of the dish will help you dispel the heat outside and have a delicious meal.

4. How to Make Sadec Crab Hotpot

Ingredients for cooking crab hotpot

300-400g of crab

150-200g tubular bone

200-300g beef

3 pieces of tofu

Tomato, green onion

Vegetables dipped in hot pot

Seasoning: Salt, pepper, fish sauce, sugar, seasoning, monosodium glutamate, cooking oil, fried onion, fried garlic

Good tip:

– To choose to buy delicious field crabs, you should choose crabs with shiny, golden shells, small crab claws, firm in the body without being disjointed and should choose female crabs that will be very firm meat.

– Delicious beef is a bright red color mixed with white veins and bright yellow fat. The outside has good elasticity, and does not stick to the hand.

Steps to take

Step 1 Pre-processing of crabs

After buying copper crabs, you put them in a bowl of water along with a few teaspoons of salt to shock many times, to clean the dirt outside the crab body.

Then, you flip the bib of the crab up, take a sharp knife and stab it into the depression under the crab’s belly until the legs and claws straighten out. At that time, you were able to separate the crab shell, the spongy egg part in the bib. You should take a clean spoon to remove the crab bricks and put them in the bowl.

After that, you wash the crab meat with water again and then soak it in diluted salt water for about 15 minutes, then wash it again, then pound or puree it.

Good tip: When pounding or grinding crab, you should add a little salt to help the crab sauce form a more delicious array and limit the splash of the shell.

Finally, you put the crushed crab in a bowl with about 2 liters of clean water, squeeze it for about 5 minutes, then filter it to get the crab juice and discard the carcass.

Step 2 Prep and marinate beef

When you buy beef, you wash it, deodorize it, then slice it thinly and marinate it with about 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 minced ginger root, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning, 1/3 teaspoon sugar, 1/ 3 teaspoons of MSG, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 1/2 tablespoon of fried onions, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, saute for about 20 minutes to infuse the spices.

Step 3 Prepare other ingredients

You use 2 washed tomatoes, 1 fruit is used to cut pomegranate seeds, 1 fruit is used to cut areca. Onions are washed and finely chopped.

Meanwhile, purple onion, you use 3 peeled, sliced, 3-4 peeled and smashed, lemongrass washed, cut and smashed.

As for the accompanying raw vegetables, you should remove the back, damaged leaves, then wash them, soak them in salted water to clean and then dry them.

Tofu, you cut into small squares, then fry until golden brown.

The bones are washed, cut into pieces and rubbed with salt several times, washed again and then blanched in boiling water to reduce the fishy smell.

Step 4 Bone broth to make broth

You put the bones in a pot with about 2 liters of water along with 3-4 crushed purple onions to simmer for about 30 minutes. Then you take out the bones and onions to get the broth.

Step 5 Stir-fry crab bricks

You put an oil pan on the stove, add thinly sliced ​​purple onion to fry, then take out the purple onion and add the tomatoes to stir-fry with 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, stir well.

Next, you put the crab bricks in and stir them back and forth for 2-3 minutes until the crab bricks are melted, then turn off the stove.

Step 6 Cook hot pot

You put the filtered crab juice and bone broth into the pot, cook on medium heat until it boils, then take out the crab meat and set it aside. Then you add the green onions.

Finally, you taste the seasoning, then turn off the stove, scoop out into a small pot, add tofu, crab sauce, dip beef in to eat.

Finished product

The taste of copper crab hot pot is delicious and bold, seasoned to taste and taste. Very suitable to eat with vermicelli, rice, raw vegetables and delicious fish sauce.

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.

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