Leaf rice noodle with sliced fish meat is a common dish and indispensable specialties for tourists coming to the land of Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa.
Rice noodle has the round of a bowl. When producing, people roll it into thin circles and pour on a green banana leaf, cut round pieces to prevent sticking. And sliced fish is a type of soup to eat with noodle, only served with leaf noodle, so they combine into the new name, to be paired together.
Leaf rice noodle is made of the first powder, so its form is both fresh, and its taste delicious. Illustrative picture.
To understand more about the process of making leaf rice noodles, I found Thanh My village (Ninh Quang commune) - the famous village for leaf rice noodles in Ninh Hoa. The village is nestled on the lush green paddy fields, peaceful.
Visiting the leaf rice noodles production base of Mrs. Chau Thi Sang and Mr. Nguyen Minh Huu’s family, I am taught how to make leaf rice noodles by them. She said the production of noodles is generally quite picky and take a long time. Rice for making noodles must be good ordinary rice. Rice is washed, cleaned and soaked in water overnight. Then put the soaked rice puree in a blender with water to form plastic rice flour, pastes. Flour is kept and then log off the sour water, dried, boiled. Flour is continuously kneaded; mixed in clean water into liquids, then purify dust to form rice starch. After getting rice starch, they will squeeze noodles. This process is done by hand to compress the powder in the mold through the holes. Powder flows through the holes when the mold is twisting, compressing, forming noodles, falling into boiling pot of water below the preset mold. Noodles are blanched in boiling water for a few minutes for well done and picked to quick rinse in cold clean water pot to let the noodles not stick together. Finally picked noodles in pot of water and use hands squeezed into rice noodles.
Looking the fresh white and fragrant noodles, they are so beautiful and attractive. Leaf rice noodles are toughness, to be made of the first powder, so its form is both fresh, its taste is delicious. In addition, eye-catching form with each thin white noodles, arranged tidy, well looking in the blue background of fresh banana leaf leaves that look cravings.
Leaf rice noodle with sliced fish meat is a specialty of Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa.Photo: Hai Trinh.
Leaf rice noodles are often cooked with sliced fish meat by people of Ninh Hoa. The main raw material for cooking soup is cat- fish or tuna fish; the fish is fresh and has chewy meat. The skill of the people here is the soup is always clear, sweet and delicious. Furthermore, grilled fish is made from very fresh fish; due to well- kneaded, steady so the meat is sweet, chewy. Grilled fish which used with noodles must to be “red” fish or mackerel fish, it is just delicious.
The people of Ninh Hoa have the way to enjoy noodle quite special: They eat slowly, both sip and enjoy, no matter how to eat, as well as ordinary noodles. Eating noodle with raw vegetables, squeeze a little lemon juice, add a little pepper, hot, spicy, just sweet ... very casual, simple as people of Ninh Hoa.
If you have the opportunity to visit the peaceful and beautiful land of Ninh Hoa, enjoy the common dish but its taste ethereal, sweet!