One of the most horror dishes in Vietnam, first of all, are dishes made from animal organs. In most Western countries, when processing animal meat, they usually only take the back and belly meat, leaving everything else. But for Vietnam, it seems to make use of everything, in which animal organs are what makes foreigners feel scared. However, for tourists who often visit Vietnam after enjoying the dishes from offal, they change their mind, feeling that they are not too difficult to eat, but also quite attractive.
The dish that just smelled made foreign diners “run away”. The ingredients to make this dish are mainly shrimp and salt, along with an enzyme present in the shrimp intestines to help create yeast and give a characteristic smell. This type of spicy dish is indispensable in Vietnamese dishes such as vermicelli, dog meat, etc. There are foreign tourists who smell shrimp paste and feel nauseous, but when they eat it a few times, they feel attractive and addicted to Vietnamese shrimp paste.
According to many foreign tourists sharing, blood soup is one of the most horror dishes in Vietnam , but for Vietnamese people, it is a specialty. Because from ancient times, our forefathers had the concept that ‘Fresh blood is a tonic’. To prepare this dish, one can use the blood of animals such as: Blood of an animal such as: Blood of an animal, blood of a duck, blood of a goat, of a blood of a pig, etc., then brake it with a little fish sauce or water. Light salt to avoid freezing, then mix well with minced cartilaginous meat. This dish for foreigners, no matter how easy it is, is rarely dared to touch chopsticks.
What food in Vietnam is scary to foreigners? For Vietnamese people, duck eggs are delicious, nutritious and healthy food. This is a type of duck egg with a drum, which is incubated for 17-21 days to form a baby, then boiled and served with salt and laksa leaves, ginger, and wormwood. However, for foreign diners, this is a horrible dish, to enjoy this dish is a big challenge for them.
Also a delicious dish, quite popular in Vietnam. Especially in areas such as: Dinh Bang (Bac Ninh), Hoai Duc (Hanoi), Thach That (Hanoi),… then this is a famous specialty. There are areas where rat meat is sold at a rather high price. Rat meat can be processed into many different delicious dishes such as: Steamed mouse meat with lemon leaves, pan-fried rat meat, salt-roasted rat meat, stir-fried rat meat, etc. However, according to the concept of foreign tourists In addition, rats are dirty, stinky animals, carrying many pathogens, so they often stay away. That’s why when they see Vietnam cooking dishes with rat meat, they often feel creepy. And this is also a horror dish in Vietnam for foreign guests .
Next is dog meat, for foreigners, dogs are emotional animals, they consider them as friends. There are even countries where dead dogs are buried and have gravestones. But when coming to Vietnam, it is scary to see that dog meat is sold widely. Perhaps because according to Vietnamese folk beliefs, dog meat has the effect of ‘blackening’, and according to Eastern medicine, dog meat has the effect of supporting yang, useful gas except for cold. Moreover, the taste of dog meat is also quite delicious, so this is considered a favorite dish of many people.
Dancing fish dish
Considered the most horror dish in Vietnam not only for foreigners, but also for domestic people, not everyone dares to enjoy this dish. Jumping fish is a specialty of Thai people in Son La, to prepare this dish they usually choose fish with a size as small as a finger, then wash it with salt water. – The dipping sauce is made from young banana core, salted fish sauce, herbs, garlic and chili and indispensable is the mac Khen seed. Then they mix all the ingredients together, then put the raw fish in the dipping sauce and eat them.
As a famous specialty of Vietnam, but in the eyes of foreigners, coconut worms are a horror dish. The round, greasy coconut worms are crawling around in a bowl of chili sauce, making those who taste it for the first time get goosebumps, even Vietnamese, let alone foreign tourists.
Horror food in Vietnam, if anyone has ever eaten roasted bugs, surely they will not forget the delicious and crispy taste, right? This is a specialty dish in Son La, every time in the season of lychee flowers, longan flowers, when acid flies back, the people here have a delicious meal.
Above is a general article about the most horror dishes in Vietnam in the eyes of outsiders . However, there are still many foreign diners who risk trying to become loyal customers in Vietnamese cuisine.
Ta Bang – FoodVN.net
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