Today: 16/04/2021 09:23:57 (GMT+7)

Rice with salt: A delicacy of Hue imperial city

People in the imperial capital of Hue are very good at cooking so they have many recipes to create unique and delicious dishes using salt with cereals, vegetables, meat and fish. One of these delicacies is rice served with salt.

There are up to a dozen kinds of salt, such as muoi tieu (pepper salt), muoi vung (sesame salt), muoi sa (lemongrass salt), muoi rieng (galingale salt), muoi tom (shrimp salt) and muoi thit heo (pork salt). The dish is imbued with the culinary art of Hue and is a favourite of both the poor and the rich.

Rice with salt, delicacy, Hue imperial city, good at cooking, unique and delicious dishes, culinary art of Hue, culinary feature

Rice served with nine kinds of salt.

People are finicky about processing the different kinds of salt by frying, steaming and braising. It depends on the processing methods to create the distinctive colours and tastes of each kind of salt.

Previously, only special guests were given a feast of rice with different kinds of salt and the dishes were placed on small, antique plates or bowls that looked eye-catching and smart. The rice was cooked from fragrant Nang Huong rice in a small earthen pot.

When enjoying the dish, it is necessary to chew slowly to enhance the fragrance of the rice and the salty, peppery, sweet, greasy taste of different kinds of salt.

At present, some cooks make the effort to search and preserve recipes to make the dish with the hope of preserving a culinary feature of Hue. For this reason, visitors to Hue will have a chance to enjoy this delicacy.

‘Chao hau’, an unforgettable dish from Quang Binh
Quang Binh is known far and wide for its virgin beaches and natural landscapes, and also a specialty known as Chao hau (oyster congee).
Australian TV network recommends five must-try Vietnamese dishes
With Vietnamese cuisine spread far and wide, Australian TV network SBS this week urged viewers to savor five recipes defining local food culture.
HCM City to host festival featuring global delicious dishes
More than 50 pavilions will introduce a wide range of Vietnamese and global delicacies at a festival featuring delicious dishes which will be held in Ho Chi Minh from November 14-17.
Dried milk cicadas: A must try dish for visitors to Son La
Originating in the ethnic region of Thai, milk cicada fried with sour fresh bamboo and roasted cricket may not be to everyone’s taste. But for the locals here, it is a meal that makes them proud.
CNN: Vietnam’s pho, fresh rolls among world’s best dishes
CNN has named Vietnam’s pho noodle soup and fresh summer rolls among the world’s 50 best dishes.

Source: NDO/VNA

Rice with salt, delicacy, Hue imperial city, good at cooking, unique and delicious dishes, culinary art of Hue, culinary feature
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News