Nhum is a mollusk with a rough shape, many sharp spines, often living in seas full of moss or coral. Catching sea urchins is very feat, fishermen have to choose the cliffs, use iron hooks to pick them out or they will be pricked by thorns, causing pain.
Thanks to the delicious and different taste after being processed into many dishes, urchin has become a specialty of Ly Son beach, often used to treat guests. Some typical dishes from this sea creature are urchin raw with mustard, grilled with onion fat, mixed with steamed eggs, and served with hot rice. The kind that is simple but still delicious is the porridge. You can buy this specialty at the seafood market, or from the locals after going to the beach
Ly Son spinach
This vegetable is shaped like duck toes, so it is named like that. Spinach jelly often stick to the surface of rocks or coral reefs. Vegetables appear most abundantly from March to September. People often exploit this vegetable with a single piece, a basket can be picked.
After people pick the jelly, they will pick up all the algae and grit. After that, it was soaked in water several times and then dried. Finally, after many stages, we have spinach jelly that you see sold everywhere in Ly Son. To get the source of ingredients is a feat, but it is not easy to cook spinach soup. However, spinach with its gentleness, aroma and many nutrients. Can be used to clear body heat, detoxify, laxative, malnourished children or sick people can eat to nourish.
Ly Son Garlic
Ly Son Garlic is the geographical mark of the type of garlic grown in Ly Son island district. Due to the difference in soil and traditional farming experience (Thai Loi mountain gravel and sea sand are covered with each new farming season) of the local people, Ly Son garlic has a special taste. The most characteristic is that they have a mild spicy taste, not as pungent as other garlic.
The garlic here is characterized by its small, firm, aromatic taste, and can also treat many diseases such as sweaty hands, flu, aches and pains, poor digestion, stomach pain, high blood pressure, and fat loss. blood… In addition, you can also buy black garlic – A golden gift for health to give to your loved ones. To be sure, buy garlic and onions directly from locals.
Ly Son dried beef fish
Dried beef fish is a type of dried fish that Ly Son people can eat all year round throughout the month. When it is sunny, beef fish is still a favorite dish, let alone it rains. This is also a famous specialty of this beautiful island.
Fish after being caught will choose the big and beautiful ones. Fresh fish skinned and then removed the white flesh, dried with spices, pressed and rolled into round cakes and then put in the packaging. This is a favorite dish of many families, or used for parties, used with a cool beer.
Ly Son little thorn leaf cake
Hemp leaves little cakes It is a familiar gift for many people. This is also one of the specialties that make tourists remember when visiting Ly Son.
Gai cake wrapped with banana leaves, flat shape. Gai cake filling is made with crushed roasted peanuts or green beans mixed with sugar. Steamed cake in the pot like sticky rice. From the time the water boils until the cake is cooked, about to die. When eating, it is impossible to peel off the leaves in a hurry. You have to slowly strip the leaves into strands so that the cake does not stick to the leaves. The cake peeled off jet black, smooth as a slice of jelly. The cake has the sweet taste of sugar, the fragrant plasticity of glutinous rice and prickly leaves, the fleshy taste of bean paste. Eat not tired.
Gai cake can be kept for many days without fear of mold. If left for a long time, the cake is dry, people can bake it on embers, the cake will swell, and it will still be delicious. Or it can be fried to make the cake soft and delicious to eat.
Cartilage seaweed is a type of nutrient-rich seaweed concentrated in the central and southern sea areas of Vietnam, with 2 fast growing seasons a year, the months from October to March next year, and the season from April to April. September.
Cartilage seaweed is not only a precious and high-priced export seaweed, but it is also processed in many nutritious dishes, providing many vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, C, D. ..Especially, the content of Vitamin A is 2-3 times higher than carrots, and 10 times higher in avocado, Vitamins C, E are many times higher than green vegetables, Vitamin B2 in fresh seaweed is 7 times higher. times in eggs. About Micronutrients in seaweed as well as in spinach contains up to 20 useful types such as Nickel, cobalt, zinc, copper, Iron… in addition, macronutrients such as sodium and calcium have 3 times higher content. times that of cow’s milk.
Fish cake Ly Son
A specialty not to be missed when coming to Ly Son is Grilled chopped fish. Ly Son fish cake is made from red fish meat. When the fish was just brought ashore, it was bought by the establishment to process the rolls. Process of processing completely by hand: The fish is washed, using a spoon to separate the fish meat from the bones. Then, put the fish meat in the bowl, season with garlic, pepper, salt, and monosodium glutamate, then knead with your hands until they are tightly combined.
The main thing that makes this “very Ly Son” fish cake is fresh fish that has not been iced. The fish is fresh, so the fish cake makes a beautiful, fragrant, and chewy white and pink color. The second point that determines the characteristics of Ly Son fish cake is the “participation” of Ly Son garlic! The people who make fish cakes in Ly Son have a principle: Only use Ly Son garlic as a seasoning to marinate the rolls. It is known that fresh fish mixed with Ly Son garlic has just been mixed without needing to be fried, steamed, and has a strong aroma. If you use other garlic, the taste will be worse.