Bun ken with a special flavor of sea and good smelling of the broth or Xoi xiem is the dish you have to try when coming to Kien Giang.
Bun ken is not a popular dish but is a common dish in the daily meals of Kien Giang people.
The ingredients to make Bun ken are very simple including vermicelli, fish and vegetables.
The fish used to make this dish is snakehead. After cleaned, the fish is cut into small pieces and marinated with some spicies, cooked and grinded. Finally, the fish is stirred with chili, garlic and lemon grass.
The broth is made from fish bone, coconut milk, five spice powder and lemon grass to create an attractive color and flavor.
A delicious dish will be served with many kinds of vegetable, cucumber, bean sprouts or papaya salad. A bowl of Bun ken is full and attractive by the combination of many different ingredients. When enjoying it, you will feel a unique of the sea.
Bun ken costs about 20,000 VND and is often available in the morning. You can add some fish sauce or chili when eating this dish, depended on your interest.