Jellyfish noodle is a popular dish in many places in Vietnam, but the original jellyfish noodles of Nha Trang is still the best one of all. Whenever Vietnamese come back to Nha Trang after a long time of separation, jellyfish noodles will always be their first meal to ease all the homesickness. “It’s the taste of sea. Hence, the taste of home.”
Nha Trang jellyfish noodles is a signature dish of this sea city. It is universally favored by both locals and tourists. Especially when summer comes and the heat goes up, jellyfish gets more delicious as it helps to cool down inner body heat.
Selected jellyfish to cook this dish are small ones – only at the size of a thumbnail. Their bodies are thick with an opaque white that is quite similar to the color of coconut meat. Fishermen have to sail to the faraway sea in order to catch this type of jellyfish.
The broth will be cooked from ponyfishes which is a very small fish. It is only about three-finger long. To make the broth nutritious, locals also use other fish such as mackerels and barracuda. These fish will have their bones removed and then be grinded until all becomes smooth mince.
Later, mince will be shaped into little fish balls and steamed. When eating, you only need to put some bun, salad, clean jellyfish and some fish balls together with the broth. There comes the dedicated and tasty jellyfish noodle.
The recipe of Nha Trang jellyfish noodle is rooted in the cuisine of Central Vietnam. In this land, the locals only use fish instead of meat to cook the broth. Other ingredients also come from the sea. Not too many additives are used to ensure that the original taste of sea is well-preserved. They focus on the natural flavor of fish to cook such a devoted and original dish of local culture.
Jellyfish noodles not only earn favour from the locals in Nha Trang but it also gains the heart of many visitors. It is the unique recipe of preserving natural taste and the simplicity yet dedication of the chef that impresses all diners. This Nha Trang jellyfish noodles is a combination of nature and culture of this Central Vietnam’s land.
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