Halong is not only famous for its mighty natural beauty with its thousands of islands as floating on the turquoise sea, but also attract tourists with the fresh, delicious food.
Coming to this sea land where it is familiar but also a little strange, visitors will feel exciting, enjoy the diversity of food, ingredients, fresh seafood specialties, such as grilled chopped squid, peanut-worm, grilled oyster …. Enjoying the smoked baked barbecue dishes next to the charcoal fire on a moonlit night with cool winds, and sipping a few cans of cool beer with friendly fellowship is great, right?
1. Grilled geoduck with onions
Enjoy the geoduck on boats in the tours. Prices range from 120,000 – 200,000 VND / person / meal (depend on tour price).
Geoduck is an attractive, delicious and nutritious seafood specialty that many visitors choose when coming here. After separating the shells, clean the meat of the live geoducks, then seasoning with all the ingredients to use and wait for the meat to saturate then spread on the charcoal fire, bake until the water is gone, remember to turn all frequently to let pieces cooked evenly and not burnt.
When the meat is cooked, add the meat back into the shells and then sprinkle a little onion and start up the grill again. Finally, enjoy the wonderful fragrance. The geaducks look very nice with the sweet, crispy, greasy onion. Bite a full piece, delicious taste is difficult to resist.
2. Grilled beef BBQ
Address: Won Korea Restaurant – Korean Cuisine at Group 5, Zone 9A, Cai Dam, Bai Chay Ward, Halong city, Quang Ninh.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:30.
Price in set of hot pot and grill: 165,000 – 299,000 VND / set (new food trend).
This is a favorite dish of many people, not only delicious but also nutritional for the body. The meat is cut thin, arranged neatly on the plate. Beef will be soaked in sauce and added in a little bit of Korean special flavor to make it softer.
After seasoning the meat and then let it soak in, roast on a charcoal grill. The red beef pieces are cooked well and emit a fragrant scent that attracts people around. Gradually, slowly roll each piece of beef into fresh green salad with some garlic, chilli and a special kind of Korean soy sauce, how wonderful the scent.
Beef slices with natural sweetness, mild aroma are mixed with the faint taste of garlic and the spicy taste of chilli. The passionate flavor makes anyone extremely exciting.
3. Half dried squid
Address: Minh Hau grilled chopped squid at No 34, Group 10, K3 Bai Chay, Halong city, Quang Ninh.
Contact: 0968 308 364
Price: 490,000 VND/kg.
The aroma, sweet, soft of half dried squid has made many hearts sobbing when coming to the beautiful sea of Halong. Enjoy the taste of half dried squid, visitors will feel a bit of the sound of the wind, the sun at noon and the salty waters of vast, immense sea.
To get these delicious half dried squid, people here have chosen very carefully, the fresh squid is brought back from the sea far away, then washed with sea water and only brought to dry only once sunny day.
The drying of the squid is very careful so that the outermost layer of the squid is still kept fresh inside the meat, so when grilling, squid is fresh and delicious with white meat.
4: Grilled razor clams with garlic and butter
Address: Thuy Chung Seafood Restaurant, located at No 4 Cai Dam, Bai Chay Ward, Halong city, Quang Ninh.
Opening hours: 9h00 – 22h30.
Price: 80,000 – 220,000 VND.
Come to Halong, visitors should not miss the grilled razor clams with garlic and butter, this is the beginning of the full journey. Razor clams baked on charcoal stove with aroma of butter, garlic will give off the fragrance, the sweetness of the clams. Finally sprinkle a little more roasted peanut on top.
This can be considered as one of the favorite dishes of many diners. Sitting in warm atmosphere with friends and relatives around the fire, the smoke and the smell of grilled razor with garlic and butter is a simple happiness.
5. Grilled fish
Address: At restaurants in Tran Quoc Nghien and Cai Dam areas.
Grilled fish is a fascinating specialty of Halong Bay. Cut the fish, clean the intestines, use the knife to cut the oblique parallel lines then marinate a little salt and chili and then grill on the fire.
When the fish is cooked well, serve it with raw vegetables and spicy sauce mixed with chili, lemon, garlic, sugar and fish sauce. The sweetness from the inside of the fish mixed with the mild aroma of vegetables and some sweet and sour sauce gives visitors a delicious meal to enjoy.
6. Grilled lamb chops
Address: in Cienco 5 urban area (near Bai Chay ferry terminal).
Tel: 093 621 88 66 or 033 6293 666.
Price reference: about 150,000 VND / 2 people.
Lamb has always been a high-nutrient food with many different tastes such as grilled lamb, roasted lamb, stewed lamb … Grilled lamb chop is a popular dish that attracts many tourists with the special and novel taste.
Enjoy the delicious baked barbecues on the charcoal stove in the cold weather along with the moon night scene in Halong is unforgettable experience with many visitors. Let discover and enjoy the delicious barbecues when you have a chance to Halong.
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