Water Lily in Mekong Delta
Water Lily in Mekong Delta. Which is a species commonly grown in ponds, lakes, and canals in Mekong Delta. It looks natural and attracts everyone at first sight. In addition to the beauty of the landscape, water lilies can also use for medicine and food, so you will easily see them in the Mekong Delta. Its stem is airy with four-celled tube floats, adapts itself to the depth, and stiffs in shallows. Water lily stems should peel of its fibrous outer layer, cut in julienne and soak in a mixture of water and salt, lemon juice before cooking dishes.
Special Food from Water Lily in Mekong Delta
Sweet and sour soup with Anabas testudineus and water lily stems
Sweet and sour soup is a specialty food in South Vietnam. In fact, this is the perfect combination of natural ingredients in the Mekong Delta. Indeed, this dish is very good for health as it guarantees to be full of nutrients like protein, fat, fiber, … Moreover, the sour taste comes from tamarind (fresh or preserved), tamarind leaves, lemon juice, star-fruits, tomato, pineapple. This comfortable soup is a perfect choice for a rainy or cold day. In addition, Anabas testudineus – a tasty fish living in Mekong Delta rivers, paddy fields and airy water lily stems in ponds, lakes are the best combination of ingredients to cook sweet and sour soup. It is very happy to have this dish in the rainy days of the floating season, people eat and talk together. Do you want to join?
Hot pot with water lily stems
Hotpot is one of the indispensable dishes in the rainy season because of its hot spicy nature. This dish serves with hot soup in a pot and ingredients such as vermicelli, vegetables, fish and meat from nature in the Mekong Delta. The water lily is one of the best ingredients to serve when eating hot pot. Perhaps you will find them popular at popular eateries, eateries on the sidewalk.
Salad with water lily stems
If you know the name of this dish, you will immediately think of the main ingredient of the dish is water lily. Salad with water lily stems can mix with many ingredients such as pork, shrimp, carrots, peanuts … All make a perfect taste. An indispensable part is a sauce. A little fish sauce, garlic, chili, sugar, lemon combined will make you never forget the taste of this dish.
Water lily stems dipped in braised fermented fish paste
Last but not least, fermented fish is one of the delicacies of the Mekong Delta. In the floating season, the farmers catch amount of fish is very large, so fermented fish is a way for them to preserve long and gradually use in the dry season. Fishes, shrimp and pork belly must be tender, the sauce still covers them. When eating, dinners get some fish, dip peeled Bongo stems into the amazing sauce and eat with steamed rice. This is one of the most delicious dishes for home meals in Mekong Delta.
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