Everyone knows that Quang Ninh is famous for its scenery, its people, its culture, etc. but not many people know about a unique food that can only be found in there. This special seafood is called Sai Sung or Sa Sung; it is surely another reason why you cannot refuse to come to Quang Ninh.
The land of Sai Sung is the sea area near the coastline of Van Hai Island Province, especially Minh Chau or Quan Lan districts. Sai Sung lives on the seashore where tide goes up and down every day. When the ebbs come, people have to look for Sai Sung really quickly, often by digging the sand.
A good digger must be familiar with the job; his experience enables him to perform quick, skillful and spectacular movements as if he is dancing on the shore. The Sai Sungs found are then fried with fresh garlic to create a tasty and buttery dish. This fried food is also regarded as Moi Xao, a distinctive and popular food of Halong.
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How it can be served
Another way to serve Sa Sung is to dry them before roasting. When the dish is done, it has a tempting yellow color and great flavor of sea salt. When eating, we dip Sa Sung in chili sauce before putting it into our mouth.
Not everyone has the chance to taste this special food, but anyone who did agrees that the combination of fried Sa Sung, fresh lettuces and beer is something beyond their imagination.