Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) is a picturesque town which is well-known for its smooth sand, crystal blue water, immense white sand dunes and many tourist attractions. Besides, when visiting Mui Ne, tourist must experience its cuisine, particularly seafood specialties.
Mui Ne is famous for the delicious lizard dishes. The lizards can be cooked with seven ways of preparation, such as: grill, roast, steam, fry, salad, soup and cook with watermelon. The meat of lizards is white like chicken but softer and more delicious. However, this dish is often cooked as grilling whole lizards, so maybe only those are brave to see it, can enjoy. Nowadays, in Mui Ne (Phan Thiet), there are many farms raising lizards and it’s easy for tourists can taste grilled lizards.
2. Mai Fish Salad
“Mai” Fish Salad is one of the finest dishes in Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) and trying this dish while travelling in Mui Ne is a must. Maybe you have tried many kinds of fish salads before but definitely none of these can be as good as Mai fish salad for its freshness. Picked fish is very fresh, just caught from the sea. And the most difficult step is removing the fish bones and the cook have to be very careful while processing, after that each fish need to be dried so the dish will be in its best. The sour, spicy, sweet of Mai fish salad is perfectly served with vegetables, rice paper and chili lemon sauce.
3. Quai Vac Cake
Quai Vac Cake is one of the must-try street foods in Phan Thiet. Its unforgettable appetizing flavor attracts all the tourists coming to Phan Thiet. At first glance, it looks like the Vietnamese transparent dumplings that you have tried in Hue, but smaller and the wrapper isn’t as transparent as Hue’s dish. This local specialty is served with dipping fish sauce, some slides of lime and fried green onion greaves on dish. Just watching the crown buying ensures it is a great quality tasty dish!
4. Grilled Rice Paper with Shrimp Paste
All the people in Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) have once tasted this delicious dish. From its ingredients, sauce and taste to the way of preparing make Grilled Rice Paper with Shrimp Paste become a special and mouth-watering dish. Boiled eggs, fermented pork roll, some vegetables, fried green onion and chili sauce are scattered on top of the rice paper. And the special thing make tourists can resist is the blend of the ingredients and the tasty of shrimp paste coating on the surface of rice paper.