Thursday, September 26, 2019

Come back to Quang Nam to enjoy Xu xoa

Come back to Quang Nam to enjoy Xu xoa
Xu xoa is a very special dish of Quang Ngai coastal area. At first glance, this dish looks like jelly. But the taste of Xu Xoa is much more delicious and special. Ly Son is a well-known place of producing delicious Xu Xoa in Quang Ngai. So have you ever enjoyed this cool dish?

* Xu xoa is the name of a dish in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam. 

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Introducing the dish of Xu xoa - Central specialty

Xu xoa is a typical dish for the sunny and windy Central region. At first glance, this dish looks quite similar to jelly. But the taste is not like that, Xu xoa has the breath of the sea. There are many people who are quite new to the name of this dish. However, if you have ever been to the Central region without enjoying this special stewed fruit, it is a big loss.

This is not simply a cooling dish. They have been going into the lives of the people of Quang Ngai for a long time. Typically, through the verse, "Xu xoa requires little capital, but reap revenue a lot/You leave home and pursue the Xu xoa career." This dessert is cooked from sea vegetables. This is a type of seaweed that grows naturally in sea cliffs. They do not grow all year round but only from December to May in the lunar calendar.
Come back to Quang Nam to enjoy Xu xoa
Xu xoa is a specialty associated with the lives of the people of Quang Ngai.
Picking these vegetables requires specialized tools, as they often grow on rocky outcrops. Moreover, to be able to choose the largest and most delicious vegetable plants. Strictly selected from the main ingredient, Quang Ngai specialty stewed fruit has a special delicious flavor.

The profession of making Xu xoa made from sea vegetables of Ly Son people

1. Raw materials to be prepared

Sea vegetables are the most important thing, after picking, they need to be washed to completely remove mud. This is a time-consuming stage because the sea vegetables live mainly underwater, so the mud is sticking very tight. You must wash thoroughly so that when cooking there is no fishy smell. After washing off all dirt and mud, the vegetables are dried. By doing this, you can preserve vegetables for a long time.

2. Processing method

First, pour 2 liters of water into the vegetables, squeeze 1 lemon into the pot of water. Place the pot on the stove for about 15 to 20 minutes. Cook until you see the vegetables are soft, then turn off the heat. The important thing to remember is to squeeze a lemon into a pot of water. Because lemons help soften the vegetables quickly. Without lemon, vegetables would not soften.
Come back to Quang Nam to enjoy Xu xoa
Sea Vegetable - The vegetable that usually grows only in rocky outcrops.
After the vegetables soften, pour the water through the filter bag to remove the residue, only taking the dissolved water of the vegetables. Take the filtered vegetable juice and pour it into the molds and they will slowly solidify. When the water is completely frozen, pour the Xu xoa pieces off. Use a knife to cut the bottom layer off to throw away all the grit, the sand that is deposited down.

3. What is Xu xoa often eaten with?

Such has not yet finished the dish! Xu xoa must be eaten with sugar or coconut water to get a complete taste. To cook sugar water, it requires ginger to increase the aroma.

Add sugar into water to cook until dissolved. You can choose to add more or less sugar, depending on our taste. In the process of boiling sugar water, smash the ginger into it.

So, the summer cooling Xu xoa is done! Xu xoa is soft, chewy, bold-flavored seaweed with sweet sugar water that will be extremely attractive. On hot days, having a bowl of refreshing stewed fruit is as good as it is.

Currently, dried sea vegetables are priced from 200,000 to 300,000 VND / kg. And the price of Xu xoa dishes served with sugar water is only about 10,000 VND / bowl. Because they are popular food, you can buy them in many places. Each region will have different ways of cooking stewed fruit. Such as the Arenga pinnata seed Xu xoa stewed fruit in Nha Trang, the pomegranate Xu xoa stewed frui in Da Nang, etc.
Come back to Quang Nam to enjoy Xu xoa
Enjoy a refreshing Xu xoa stewed fruit in the summer.
The way to make stewed fruit is very simple. When eating is both cool and healthy. If you have the opportunity to visit the central provinces, enjoy this delicious stewed fruit made by the people here. You will feel the delicious taste of this special dish along with the characteristic sea vegetables of the sea!

Locations selling delicious Xu xoa stewed fruit that you should visit

In Ly Son, Nguyen Thi Le's family in the Tay An village of An Vinh commune is the best place to enjoy this specialty. Everyday she cooks in large quantities to sell everywhere. Careful processing, through each step, so Le's stewed fruit is very special. The Xu xoa pieces will dissolve in the mouth that brings enjoying and a delicious cool taste. Not only that, the stewed fruit is not as tough and stiff as on the mainland.

If you do not have the opportunity to visit Quang Ngai, it is okay. Because this is a famous dish, it is present in many provinces and cities, including the big city of Ho Chi Minh. You can go to the following addresses:

Xu xoa Tran Mai Ninh: Address 93 Tran Mai Ninh, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City

Stewed Fruit shop 334 To Hien Thanh, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

For only VND 10,000 to VND 15,000, you have a refreshing cup of stewed fruit with sweet sugar water to cool the summer days.

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