Originating from an indigenous sour soup made in style of a hotpot, “lẩu canh chua” charms guests by its sour taste coming from tamarind, pineapple or vinegar, varying with seasons. The sweet of the stock often springs from marrowbone or fish meat. The intriguing fragrance stems from the harmonious combination of herbs, including caramelized garlic, chopped scallions, as well as okra, Vietnamese coriander (“rau răm”), long coriander (“ngò gai”), Thai basil, and so on, at the cooker’s disposal. Large piles of greens, tofu, starchy taro root, and noodles, mushroom are integral to be served with the broth.

 

Sour Soup Hotpot

 

The main ingredient, beef, seafood, meat or the mixture of all is ordered according to personal interest. Like other hotpots, things were either boiled or blanched in the simmering stock and then served with soy sauce and spicy fish sauce. It is interesting with ultimate processes, adding stuff, removing and eating and just-cooked foods sounds too tempting to restrain from.

 

Once the dipping course is done, rice noodles and bean sprout are added to the viscid broth to create a second course of delicious soup. “Lẩu canh chua” with its sour taste and pure harmony of basic flavors, is not just a favorite warming your belly and your heart in the winter but also an idea choice for hot summer days.

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Tommy Ngo

Tommy Ngo (known as Quang Huy in Vietnamese), born in Bac Ninh province – Home of Quan Ho Traditional Folk Music. He studied at the University of Science of Hanoi and received the Bachelor Degree of Science in Information Technology (BScIT).

Prior to joining Paradise Travel as one of the company co-owners, Huy had several years of experience with the IT Manager position at some large companies. Huy is responsible to lead the IT department and to manage all the web development projects.

His requirement for IT team: User Friendly!

Any feedback about our website interfaces/ functions is warmly welcomed and appreciated!

His discipline keeps the web systems run smoothly and his IT skills keep us online. Huy really enjoys working with the young and talented team at Paradise Travel. He is also a simple and very friendly person. His flexibility and his task orientation, together with a great passion for the company’s development has made us very proud of him.

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