Each vendor who sells Hà Tiên's's Bánh Mì Phá Lấu, which is filled with cow offal, has a unique way of cooking the innards. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Hà Tiên Beach in the southern province of Kiên Giang is well known as a beautiful beach, but it also offers unique delicacies.
Seafood lovers should not miss the mantis shrimp dish when visiting Hà Tiên. Since this creature usually breeds around the third and fourth lunar months, the best time to try it is six months before when it contains a lot of ripe roe. The eggs are considered a delicacy.
Mantis shrimp caught during this season will also have more fat and meat.
Cá Đỏ or redtail fusilier, with pickled papaya, is also a popular afternoon snack in Hà Tiên. The fish is coated with spices and grilled on a charcoal until it gives off a nice smell. It is usually served with pickled papaya and chili.
For visitors who love bánh mì, Hà Tiên offers its special Bánh Mì Phá Lấu (Bánh Mì filled with cow offal). It is an exotic street food thanks to the unique way of cooking with coconut milk to give the dish a sweetish taste. — VNS