What to eat at Rach Gia? 9 Must-Try Delicacies at Rach Gia, Kien Giang

Rach Gia, the coastal capital city of Kien Giang province, is not only blessed with stunning natural scenery and pristine islands but also boasts a rich and diverse culinary scene. Rach Gia cuisine is characterized by the harmonious blend of the Mekong Delta’s sweetness, the spiciness of chili peppers, the savory notes of fish sauce, and the refreshing flavors of vegetables and fruits.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure as Ha Tien Vegas unveil 9 must-try dishes in Rach Gia that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more:

1. Bun Ca (Fish Noodle Soup):

If you have the opportunity to visit Kien Giang, you should definitely try Rach Gia fish noodle soup. Fish noodle soup is considered a specialty and one of the delicious dishes in Rach Gia that many people love. The highlight of this dish is the broth, the broth must be sweet, clear and not have too many spices. A bowl of fish noodle soup will include noodles, a little fried shrimp, snakehead fish, bean sprouts, raw vegetables, … With simple ingredients, the flavor of the dish is always loved by tourists from near and far. Whether the noodle dish is delicious or not depends on the broth, the flavor must be really clear to be Rach Gia fish noodle soup.

Bún cá Kiên Giang- du lịch Rạch Giá Kiên Giang

2. Braised Threadfin Bream with Pickled Cucumber

Threadfin bream is a fish that is not too unfamiliar to Rach Gia fishermen. If you have the opportunity to come here, try to enjoy the delicious and attractive dish of threadfin bream braised with pickled cucumber. This dish is a harmonious combination of sweet and fragrant threadfin bream meat, pickled cucumber, tomato, onion and green onion, creating a unique flavor. Threadfin bream braised with pickled cucumber is very suitable when eaten with hot rice.

3. Thai Sticky Rice Dish (Xôi xiêm)

Xôi Xiêm Rạch Giá (Hatienvegas - du lịch Rạch Giá)

If you are a sweet tooth, do not miss the famous sticky rice dish in Rach Gia – Xoi Xiem. This is also a delicious dish in Rach Gia originating from Thailand. The recipe for making sticky rice was passed down to Rach Gia since the 50s of the last century. The cooked sticky rice has a flavor that blends with the smell of pandan leaves. Diners can choose sweet sticky rice with palm sugar, coconut, mango, durian or savory sticky rice with braised eggs.

4. Salad from herring

Herring salad is one of the delicious dishes in Rach Gia – Kien Giang that you must try when coming here. The main ingredients of the dish include: fresh herring, thinly sliced ​​onions, shredded carrots, grated coconut, fried minced garlic, cilantro, roasted peanuts and mixed with a secret sauce. The dish has raw fish but when eaten, the fish meat is not fishy at all and is very easy to eat. To increase the deliciousness of this salad, you will eat it with raw vegetables, rice paper, and dip it in delicious fish sauce combined with chili, minced garlic, lemon, sugar, and peanuts.

Gỏi cá trích Rạch Giá Kiên Giang

5. Ken Noodles

Ken noodles is a familiar dish of Rach Gia people, with a sophisticated and unique way of preparation, with the broth made from snakehead fish. Part of the fish meat is crushed into the broth, part is stir-fried with onions, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, curry, coconut milk. Although the dish only has simple ingredients such as: vermicelli, braised shrimp, snakehead fish, bean sprouts, herbs, … but it creates a dish with extremely impressive flavor. Looking at a bowl of Ken noodles, you will notice a characteristic yellow color with the fatty flavor of snakehead fish meat and rich coconut milk.

Bún Kèn Rạch Giá (Hatienvegas - du lịch Rạch Giá)

6. Shredded chicken Banh mi

Bánh mì gà xé (Hatienvegas - du lịch Rạch Giá)
Bánh mì gà xé (Hatienvegas – du lịch Rạch Giá)

Shredded chicken banh mi are the perfect breakfast for your morning in Rach Gia. Golden, hot, crispy loaves of bread with a generous layer of shredded chicken inside. Take a bite of the bread and slowly feel the fresh taste of the chicken and the richness of the sauce, ensuring that anyone who eats it will be “addicted” to this street food.

7. Banh Tam Xiu Mai – Rice vermicelli with meatballs

A plate of Banh Tam Xiu Mai with white, plump Banh Tam filled with coconut milk, a little fragrant pork skin, chopped braised pork, large meatballs and green vegetables looks extremely attractive. When eating, people will add sweet and sour fish sauce, add a little spicy chili and slowly enjoy. The fatty and fragrant flavor of coconut milk, mixed with a little sour and spicy, salty and sweet of fish sauce, crispy pork skin and rich, soft and fragrant meatballs, extremely attractive.

Bánh tằm bì xíu mại (Hatienvegas - du lịch Rạch Giá)
Bánh tằm bì xíu mại (Hatienvegas – du lịch Rạch Giá)

8. Banana flower clam salad

For Kien Giang people, the banana flower clam salad in Rach Gia is certainly no stranger. This is a salad that has a harmonious combination of the sweet taste of the clam meat and the slightly bitter banana flower. When squeezing the salad, the two flavors of these ingredients are blended together to create a very unique flavor, the sweet aroma and crunchy texture ensure to satisfy diners from the first try.

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Gỏi sò lông hoa chuối (Hatienvegas – du lịch Rạch Giá)

9. Squid stew

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Squid stew is probably a dish that can only be found in Rach Gia city. Giant, fresh squid with extremely thick meat are cooked with a rich, fragrant broth according to a traditional recipe that helps the squid absorb the spices but the meat still retains its inherent toughness and deliciousness. The sweet, crispy meat eaten with the rich broth makes your meal more stimulating and impressive..

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