Com Hen( Rice with baby clams)- an attractive speciality of Hue

Published:  08:46 Wednesday - August 01, 2012

Com Hen( Rice with baby clams)- an attractive speciality of Hue

Com hen has a sweet-smelling flavor of rice, onion, as well as strange tastes of sweet, buttery, salty, sour, and peppery-hot. This special kind of food is of great ancience, simplicity and deliciousness. Hence it is always attractive to many foreign tourists when visiting Hue, the ancient citadel of Vietnam.

Con Hen is served with a little rice and a lot of vegetables, herbs and fruit, add clams in the center, top with fried pork fat, roasted peanut, fried shallots, or you can drizzle on some fermented shrimp sauce and clam broth.

It requires fifteen different raw materials to prepare for the dish, including mussel, watery grease, fried grease,  peanuts, white sesames, dry pancake, salted shredded meat, chilly sauce, banana trunk, banana flower, sour carambola, spice vegetables, peppermint, salad, etc.

What makes this simple kind of food popular is revealed in the great endeavor to adopt and process its main ingredient – mussel. Mussels are sea species, which must be dipped in water for a long while before being processed.

 Moreover, it is a low-priced specialy, thus you could eat it in luxurious restaurants in Hue or even in vendoring mobile shops on the streets.

" When visiting Hue  you could not miss Com hen!" is the most common remark of visitors elsewhere to Hue. So, let come and enjoy it yourself!

HT

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