Mi Quang (Quang Seafood Noodle)
Have you ever heard about "Mi Quang" (Quang Seafood Noodle)? This dish originates from Quang Nam province. It is one of the most recognized dishes in Vietnam; thus, if you visit this country, you really should try this dish.
Mi Quang (Quang seafood noodle) is loved not only by Vietnamese people but also by most international tourists visiting this country. Together with many other dishes, Mi Quang is making Vietnam’s cuisine as well as Hoi An one to be internationally famous.
Mi Quang (Quang seafood noodle) is loved by locals and visitors
Overview of Mi Quang
Mi Quang (Quang seafood noodle) originated from Quang Nam – a province on Vietnam’s South Central Coast. With the dish’s increasing popularity these days, you enjoy this mouth-watering noodle in any part of Vietnam. It has become a favorite lunch item for people throughout the country because it is not only delicious but also healthy.
There are several types of Mi Quang, including Mi Quang with eel, Mi Quang with snakehead fish, Mi Quang with pork and shrimp, and Mi Quang with chicken, etc. Originally, Mi Quang is made with fish, which is the reason why this dish is highly recognized.
Mi Quang (Quang seafood noodle) originated from Quang Nam province
Ingredients of Mi Quang
The main ingredients to make Mi Quang include rice noodles, shrimp (pork, chicken, fish, beef – depending on different people), herbs, and a small amount of broth. For flavor, the broth is often infused with turmeric. Cookers often present the dish with wide rice noodles atop fresh herbs in a bowl, before adding warm or lukewarm broth and meat. Generally, they do not give you much strongly flavored broth. However, if the amount is not enough to cover the herbs, just ask them more.
The meat used in the dish could be shrimp, pork, chicken, fish (usually snakehead fish), eel so that guests could have more choice over which to enjoy. The bone broth with intense flavor, together with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot, and garlic, giving the Quang seafood noodle a unique taste that you cannot find anywhere else in any dish.
Mi Quang ingredients
And similar to many Vietnamese dishes, Quang seafood noodle is served with fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, scallions or onion leaves, Vietnamese coriander, sliced banana flower and lettuce, common knotgrass, water mint, perilla, and heartleaf,…) Actually, it depends on different regions and even different restaurants serving this amazing dish. Even if you have not tried these herbs before or have no interest in any type of herb, you should add some of them into your dish because it would enhance the dish’s flavor considerably.
Some good places to eat Mi Quang in Hoi An
If you want to enjoy the dish in the central region, here are some suggestions:
1. Mi Quang Ong Hai
This small food stall is loved by many locals and visitors because of its friendly staff, delicious food. Mi Quang here is a superb combination of spicy, sweet flavors as well as sophisticated colors: white, green, red, and yellow.
- Address: 6A Truong Minh Luong Street, Hoi An City
- Opening hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Average price: 0.8 - 2 USD per bowl
Mi Quang Ong Hai
2. Mi Quang Di Hat
This is a small food stall with an elegant space. The owner makes noodles on his own so Mi Quang is this place has its own taste.
- Address: No 4 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An City
- Opening hours: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Average price: 0.8 - 1.3 USD per bowl
Mi Quang Di Hat
3. Mi Quang Ba Minh
This food stall is situated near the peaceful Thu Bon River. With a spacious area, friendly staff, and superb Mi Quang, this is a perfect place where you can come and have an incredible experience.
- Address: Cam Ha, Hoi An City, Quang Nam (alongside Thu Bon River)
- Opening hours: 07:00 am 09:00 pm
- Average price: 1.3 - 2.5 USD per bowl
Mi Quang Ba Minh
In conclusion, Mi Quang is popular not only to Vietnamese people but also to foreign tourists. You can try this tasty dish in many restaurants across Vietnam. If it is allowed, you should enjoy it in the central region where it is originated so to have the most unique taste.
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