Central land is barren and so is not as fondly as other land, therefore the people here always appreciate and turn the wonderful produce into the food that brings incense. It’s very unique, and once you enjoy it, it will not be forgotten.
Not as varied as the Northern cuisine, nor as authentic as the Southern cuisine, Central cuisine has a unique depth bearing the identity of an elegant, gentle land. As we all know, culinary culture is a cultural part of the whole complex of facial, mental, intellectual and sexual characteristics. It embodies some basic features of a community, family, village, region, country … It dominates the way of communication and behavior of the community. Therefore, the cuisine of the Central people is very rich and each locality has its own specialties, bearing bold identity and rich taste of each place.
Referring to Quang Nam, people will mention the Chicken dish of Tam Ky or Cao Hoi – the typical dish of Pho Hoi, the thick noodles of Quang Nam (My Quang), the spicy mussel rice, or the banquets of Hue people. That is the culinary characteristics of the Central region. If you ever set foot on this land, do not forget to enjoy the warmth of the people here in the way they show off with attractive dishes.
First of all, we will talk about Hue cuisine – Cradle of Central cuisine. Hue people are famous for their elegant, perhaps because they are very sophisticated in eating, not only in choosing raw materials but also picking from processing to decorating and enjoying. Every dish is raised into a famous artwork and charming toursits.
At this place, eating is also one of the types of culture so the culinary culture in Hue is divided into two different types are royal cuisine and folk cuisine.
Hue royal cuisine is one of the characteristics of the Central food culture. It is not only famous for its presentation but also for its formalism. The dishes of that time were reserved exclusively for the Nguyen court rulers and were very sophisticated in terms of processing as well as decoration.
Each meal must be from thirty to fifty dishes and special dishes will be listed and then transmitted to the next life, so, Hue imperial dishes become richer and more diverse.
Hue Folk Cuisine is a way of processing food according to the principle of processing, decorating and eating habits of the Hue people and a meal of Hue people such as converging all yin and yang, harmony to the natural level between the nature, taste, color of the dish.
Hue dishes, whether it is a delicious delicacies or simple folk, make someone once tasted praise, then save the flavor forever forget it. In particular, Hue people also love spice extremely. In addition to the beautiful colors, spices bring the taste of the “suffering” of the delicious. And in the delivery of hundreds of spices, chili is still the “conductor” with a charming red hat.
Quang Nam cuisine
Referring to Quang Nam, we will immediately associate the very characteristic dish of this land, Quang noodle. It is considered a specialty to invite guests, or the introduction of culture of the people in Quang land.