Red noodles with crab – a common specialty in Hai Phong

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Talking about Hai Phong, we must mention to red noodles with crab (Banh da cua in Vietnamese).
Talking about Hai Phong, we must mention to red noodles with crab (Banh da cua in Vietnamese).

Pho in Vietnam is a famous and common dish which almost foreigners remember and compliment when visiting Vietnam. Pho in Vietnam is much diversified with many colors such as white, red and yellow, etc. especially each region keeps own specialties. Talking about Hai Phong, we must mention to red noodles with crab (Banh da cua in Vietnamese).

Visiting Vietnam, you not only get the hospitality of Vietnamese but also have chance to enjoy many unique foods of each region where you pass over. In a song of Tran Tien, it is said that Hai Phong people are honest as the red noodle with crab. Coming to Hai Phong, may be it is pity if you miss red noodles with crab.

Coming to Hai Phong, may be it is pity if you miss red noodles with crab.
Coming to Hai Phong, may be it is pity if you miss red noodles with crab.

The red noodles with crab are a popular dish but it has chosen as one of fifteen delicious dishes proposed to attend Asian record. The red noodle with crab is made from simple materials such as crab, noodle, spinach, water dropwort, union, and chili. To make a delicious bow of red noodle with crab, all above ingredients are chosen smartly and carefully by people with many experiences in cooking. Crabs are fat crabs with much meat (female crab is better than male crab); noodle in Du village in Hang Kenh is estimated as the best quality, vegetables are fresh and clean especially cooking techniques will decide much to the flavor and quality of this dish. Generally, it is said that a tasty and attractive bow of red noodle has to have enough five colors such as pink brown of crab, dark brown of noodle, green of spinach, union leaf, and water dropwort, red of chili and yellow of dried union. May be, the colors of this dish has attracted thousands of visitors as soon as they have chance to enjoy it at the first time.

The red noodles
The red noodles

The red noodle with crab has cool and sweet flavors and is liked by many people especially it has become a nice feature in cuisine culture of Vietnam in general and of Hai Phong in particular. Red noodle with crab is a favorite dish in the morning and it is sold during a year. In summer, red noodle with crab attracts customer with cool green of spinach or water dropwort and in winter, the warm flavor of fat crab makes visitors ecstasy.
Now, you can eat the red noodle with crab with many other foods like shrimp, meat, pork pie, and etc so you will not feel bored when eating this dish every day. Coming to Hai Phong, you can find some stores in Hoang Van Thu Street, Le Loi Street where you can eat the delicious red noodle with crab with cheap price.
Visiting the red phoenix flower city – Hai phong, you can see many shops selling red noodle with crab which is regarded as an unforgettable dish when anyone passes over Hai Phong. Nowadays, you can find the delicious red noodle with crab not only in Hai Phong but also in Hanoi or Sai Gon. However, eating red noodle with crab in Hai Phong is still different from other regions because of the own taste of crab and noodle in Hai Phong. If you have chance to go to Hai Phong, do not miss to enjoy the specialty “banh da cua”.