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Squid soup

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Once you visit Halong Bay, squid is a kind of dish you shouldn’t miss to fail. There are a lot of delicious squid dishes you can find in Halong such as squid meat balls, steamed squid with guava leaves, fried squids with butter, stir-fried squid with spicy paste. One of easy-to-cook dishes is squid soup which is suitable for those who want to amp up nutrition of meal. Squid soup is available at many restaurant in Halong Bay and flavor is different depending on recipe and chef. Anyway guests can enjoy a hearty bowl of soup served with spring onion, Vietnamese chili pepper paste and some herbs aside.

squid soup
squid soup

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Nutrition fact

Rich in protein and mineral vitamin, squid is a great food that remains lots of health benefit. Squid soup contains about 70% protein and 68 calories and 15% fat. Squid soup also supplies essential vitamins which are important for metabolism such as B-12, B-6, vitamin E, vitamin K.

How to make squid soup?

fresh squids for cooking
fresh squids for cooking

Ingredients for squid soup include: squid, corn flour, onion, celery, ginger, pepper and seasonings. Clean squid under cold water then pull plastic-looking quill and remove the ink sac then soak it up with ginger boiled water in 3 minutes. Place chopped squid, chopped onion, chopped celery in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a simmer then add seasonings and continue to cooking until squid is tender but not overcooked. Add corn flour and stir constantly.

Halong Pearl Hotel

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Overview

Halong Pearl Hotel is located beachfront Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage, just a few steps away from shopping center in vicinity.

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On the beach itself with blue sea, white sand shore and sun all year-round, Halong Pearl hotel is the ideal getaway for you to unwind. Besides the fact that great surrounding, the hotel offers a range of 181 luxurious rooms and suites, most of room engaged with sea view that you can enjoy watching panoramic scene of Halong Bay.

Halong Pearl hotel
Halong Pearl hotel

The individual services are provided with high quality in mind and the customer’s demand takes the first priority. All staffs are courteous and obviously trained in international standard of service. With delightful mix of spacious rooms and elegant furnishing, experience luxury while feeling at home.

Halong Pearl Hotel is perfect for a dream stay

Halong Pearl Hotel is proud to be an award-winning hotel, serving you with the highest level of standard. Halong Pearl officially put into operation since 2004 and has become a member of the Hong Kong Tung Shing Group – a cooperation operating in Vietnam for many years in the business of real estate development.

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room

Thanks for your choice of Halong Pearl hotel and hope you enjoy impeccable services, modern infrastructure and handy accommodation.

Stir-fried Squid With Pineapple

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Rich in protein and good for health, squid is a favorable dish for daily meal and party. There are a lot of Vietnamese recipes of squid dishes that will give you a flavor explosion. Some popular delicious squid dishes include squid meat balls, steamed squid with guava leaves, fried squids with butter, stir-fried squid with spicy paste. One of easy-to-cook dishes is pineapple squid (one sun dried squid). Perfect cook makes firm squid and pineapple gives a depth of flavor.

Stir-fried Squid With Pineapple
Stir-fried Squid With Pineapple

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Nutrition facts

Stir-fried squid covers a large amount of protein, calories and vitamins which are good for metabolism. Stir-fried squid contains about 70% protein and 68 calories and 15% fat and vitamins such as B-12, B-6, vitamin E, vitamin K.

How to make pineapple squid

fresh cut squids
fresh cut squids

Ingredients: one-sun dried squid, pineapple, celery, onions, garlic, seasonings. Method: Soak up squid in cold water until it is tender then cut into matchsticks. Heat the oil on a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion and fry for 2 minutes, stirring until beginning to color. Add squid and stir fry for 10 minutes, season with salt and a little of sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and serve squid on a dish. Then stir fry a mix of pineapple, celery and garlic for 1 minute. Add stir-fried squid and continue stir for 30-40 seconds. Serve on a large dish.

Clam Wine

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Coming to Halong bay, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of seafood and specialties. But perhaps not a lot of people know a special wine of Halong Bay – clam wine (ruou ngan).

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Clam wine is a specialty of Halong

Clam is found popularly in Halong Bay. There are a lot of recipes using clams such as: steamed clams, grilled clams, clam porridge, stir-fried clams, etc. Particularly, clam is used to make savory wine.  In Vietnamese “Ngan” means “tired” however you won’t feel bored at all when tasting this tasty wine.

clam wine
clam wine

Clam wine teemed with typical scent of the sea. The difference of clam wine with other wines is that intriguing color and the taste is also distinct. Clam wine is teemed with pink color, salty and spicy taste.

How to make clam wine?

Rich and complex in flavor, it can seem daunting to make clam wine at home. To get a delicious glass of wine bored, need to ensure a proper cooking process. After gently separate clam meat, put it into a large bowl and soak it up with rice wine. Then mix it using an electric mixer.

clam
clam

Clam wine is ideal to drink in winter days. In the cold winter night, gathering with your friends on the site of Halong bay and enjoy a glass of wine together with eating some grilled squids, you will surely have a great cuisine excursion.

Nam Dat Hotel Halong

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Features

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Halong, Nam Dat Hotel Halong is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Nam Dat hotel
Nam Dat hotel

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Facilities and services

Nam Dat Hotel Halong also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Halong. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Nam Dat hotel  room
Nam Dat hotel room

42 rooms spread over 8 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, heating, wake-up service can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Nam Dat Hotel Halong the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Halong.

Halong Snails

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Favored by the Mother Nature as an unbelievably beautiful coastal province, Halong is famous for its variety of fresh and delicious seafood specialties such as crabs, prawns, and snails (ốc).

Gourmet snails in Halong

Visiting any random snail restaurant in Halong, gourmets might be surprised with a very long list of different exotic snails there. Each species possesses distinctive appearance and a very distinctive flavor. Coming to Halong Bay without trying these dishes is just a big waste.

Halong snails
Halong snails

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With the diversity of Halong’s snail, remembering all the names takes forever, not to mention their distinguish appearances, let’s only list some popular dishes such as ốc hương, ốc đĩa, ốc gai to, ốc vặn, ốc mút, and ốc len. All you can do is being an adventurous traveler, trying a random dish that catches your eyes or going with a local, who can show you the difference among the ốc. Although Halong chefs have a similar recipe to mix dipping sauce for almost every snail dishes, including fish sauce, rice vinegar, chili, sugar and ginger, you may still feel clear differences if you taste different dishes.

How to enjoy eating snails?

Boiled snails
Boiled snails

Eating snails in Halong, gourmets may have to use a local tool, a very strange long pin, to hook the snail out from its shell. It is said that Halong snails always lie deep inside its shells, unlike snails living in other provinces in the Northern Vietnam. Using this tool properly will help you conquer any Halong snails. However, you can eat some species of snail without using any tool, just by sucking or bumping the snail onto your dish.

“Gat Gu” Cakes – A Specialty Of Halong Bay

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When referring to Halong Bay, Halong cruises come to your mind first. Apart from it, Halong food is also worth a taste. Halong Bay cuisine is staggering but if you just passing through and have to pick up a bite, here is what not to miss. One of the best ways to experience the potency of Halong food is digging into specialty. Gat gu cake is made of rice powder, visually it looks like rolled rice pancake (banh cuon). Cooking process is pretty complicated: soak a quantity of rice into water overnight, in the morning get it out from water and mash it powder. When grinding grain, add a handful of cooked rice. It makes gat gu cake tender and more porous.

Gat gu cake
Gat gu cake

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Cake makers have to measure an appropriate quantity of grain. Then pour the fluids into a flat dish and wrap it with green banana leaves. Gat gu cakes are served in a bowl with rice noodle soup, eating with fresh chili peppers, fresh herbs. This cake is perfect dish for winter days. Combination of savory soup and softness of cakes bring a new experience to your taste buds. “Gat gu” cakes not only tasty but also  good for health. Many say “gat gu” cakes, rice noodle soup are Halong’s specialty food.

Gat gu cake
Gat gu cake

Visitors can easily “gat gu” cakes in food stalls in Halong, however it doesn’t taste good as expectation. Only local people know where to eat delicious “gat gu” cakes.

Enjoy Lobster When Visiting Halong Bay

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When you are on your favourite Vietnam Tours and you think you have marvelled enough on the beauty of Halong Bay, then you have only satisfied one of your senses.

Of course the landscape, the emerald sea, the more or less 2000 limestone karst and the beautiful junk boat cruises leave nothing but beautiful visual memories. World travellers say that if you want classical music and refined culture you go to Prague, but if you want amazing wonders of nature you go to Halong Bay. This was a fact recognized worldwide as Halong Bay was officially named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2012. On top of that, since 1994, the bay was already listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But do you know that the perfect Halong Bay experience of your best Vietnam tours is more than what meets your eyes?

Enjoy lobster when visiting Halong
Enjoy lobster when visiting Halong

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Once you reach Bai Chay City when your Vietnam Tours adventure brings you to Halong Bay it is recommended that you take a journey down gourmet lane as you take a sample of the city’s delicious seafood selections. All the seafood is fresh as they were ordered by the restaurant owners early in the morning directly from the boat of fisherman docking on the beach. This means you can be sure that the flavour of the sea is still not lost on the lobster that is going to be served to you. If you want the surest way to eating the freshest lobster, then go to restaurants that have lobster tanks where you can choose a live lobster to be cooked exclusively for you by the resident chef. You will enjoy a sumptuous meal of lobster cooked Vietnam style and this means that only fresh ingredients are used to cook your live lobster.

Steamed lobster
Steamed lobster

Once you have tasted the best lobster on your Vietnam Tours travel in Bai Chay City, it is time to enjoy your lobster to the next level. On Halong Bay’s biggest island, you will experience fine dining on board a floating restaurant. And what could be better than eating your favourite seafood on top of the bay that offers its own bounty. On Cat Ba Island, seafood is ordered from floating villages that have their own aquaculture. Residents of these floating houses tend lovingly their fish cages full time since it is attached to their house and that means only seafood of top quality is going to be served on your table.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your plate and fork and be ready to enjoy lobsters in the very beautiful Halong Bay.

Hoang Ha Hotel Halong

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Overview

Built in 2008, Hoang Ha Hotel Halong is a distinct addition to Halong and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Bai Chay Beach, Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Bai Chay Bridge.

Hoang Ha Hotel Halong Room
Hoang Ha Hotel Halong Room

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Hoang Ha Hotel is not very luxury hotel in Halong Bay, the Natural World Heritage. However, it is still a popular choice for many travelers. It is decorated quite simply but elegance and good looked. The modern structure and beautiful colour are mix suitably in this 7 floor hotel. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Hoang Ha Hotel Halong is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking.

Accommodation and services

Step into one of 40 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Hoang Ha Hotel Halong.

Hoang Ha Hotel Reception
Hoang Ha Hotel Reception

There are 45 well-funished and advanced bedrooms facing the bay. You can see that Hoang Ha is not very big with a lot of rooms and facilities but it also reach the 3 star world standard. A logical reason is for its quality of services, equipment and staffs. You can choose from the taste dishes of the restaurant your favorite ones, call the satisfied staffs for many things in hotel. They are willing to serve you in the best way.

Monkey island

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Monkey Island is a private island located 2 miles from Cat Ba town. The beach here is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cat Ba Island. The sea water is so clean and emerald, the climate here is wonderful and nature are so beautiful.

Features

Come to Monkey Island Resort, you will have a wonderful time staying in bungalows, enjoy the fresh air of the ocean, enjoy swimming at the private beach, do kayaking in the bay, swimming, playing football, volleyball or billiard or you can climb up the mountain for the spectacular view of Lan Ha bay.

Monkey island, Cat Ba
Monkey island, Cat Ba

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Monkey Island Resort has 29 rooms which are equipped very comfortable for your stay with quality beddings, air conditioner, and private bath room – hot shower, LCD, Especially, your room has view to the sea and you can enjoy some drinks seating at the corridor in front.

Visit Monkey island
Visit Monkey island

Entertainment

Monkey Restaurant stays next to the beach and in front of the beautiful garden where you can enjoy Vietnamese food or Western food. You can seat here for drinking, waiting for the sunset in the afternoon or watch thousands of stars in the evening.

Monkey Island must be the best place for travelers those want to enjoy many activities, love the private beach…on the tour to Halong bay – Cat Ba Island.