Ha Long is a beautiful bay located in the west of the Gulf of Tonkin, twice recognized by UNESCO as a natural heritage of the world. Ha Long tour you not only enjoy the beautiful natural picture of the Creator, discover world-class amusement parks, but also have the opportunity to enjoy famous specialties. In this article, we will go through a list of the most famous Ha Long dishes that if you have the opportunity to set foot here, you must definitely taste it.


Ha Long dishes to enjoy on the spot

1 – Surface vermicelli

When it comes to the most famous Ha Long dishes , it is certainly indispensable to have vermicelli noodles. This is a popular dish and is available in many regions. However, if you have the opportunity to enjoy bun surface of Ha Long, you will feel a completely different taste.

Surface vermicelli. Photo: Vnexpress

The surface in Ha Long is quite large. With its own processing method, the surface will no longer have a fishy smell and the meat will still retain its characteristic sweet aroma. A bowl of vermicelli, in addition to the large, round, greasy buns, also has shrimp, squid rolls, fried beans, waffles and some raw vegetables. You can add a little lemon, chili to increase the flavor.

Vermicelli - famous Ha Long food
Vermicelli noodles are loved by many tourists. Photo: chudu24

Delicious vermicelli restaurant in Ha Long

  • Huy Chien noodle soup, group 2, area 6C, Thuc Thoai street, Hong Hai, Ha Long, Quang Ninh
  • Surface mud Khanh Tuyen, Gieng Day, group 8, zone 3B, Gieng Day ward, Ha Long, Quang Ninh

Reference price: 35,000vnd – 50,000vnd/ 1 bowl

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2 – Sam of the sea

Sea sam is also considered as one of the delicious dishes in Ha Long you should not miss. This is an arthropod crustacean, belonging to the same family as crabs and living a lot in the waters of Ha Long. Sea sam can be used to process into many different dishes such as: sam salad, fried sam with chili pepper, fried sweet and sour sam, steamed sam, grilled sam…

Sea sam - famous Ha Long dish
Fresh and nutritious sea sam. Photo: saostar

Sea sam meat has moderate toughness, rich sweetness and extremely attractive aroma. To process sea sam requires the chef to have ingenuity and meticulousness. When enjoying, you will feel a very unique flavor of Ha Long sea sam that is rarely found anywhere else.

Sea sam - famous Ha Long food
Photo: Bloghalongbay

The address to eat delicious sea sam in Ha Long

  • East Sea Hotel Restaurant, Vuon Dao Street, Bai Chay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.
  • Sam Ba Ty, Lane 6 Cao Thang, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.

Reference price: 50,000vnd – 220,000vnd / 1 dish

3 – Ha Long dish

Bored is a Ha Long dish with a rather special name that when you hear it, you may think that it is not attractive at all. However, once you have tasted it, you will surely fall in love immediately by the special delicious taste of this dish.

Ha Long dish - famous Ha Long dish
Ha Long dish. Photo:

Ngan is a type of seafood that looks very similar to a clam and lives a lot in the waters of Ha Long. Bored can be processed into many different dishes such as: steamed, grilled, fried or cooked with porridge, etc. Regardless of the method of cooking, diners will always feel the delicious, greasy taste and very fragrant aroma. Ha Long’s own.

Ha Long dish - famous Ha Long food
The steamed onion dish is extremely attractive. Photo: Halotravel

The famous place to enjoy Ha Long

  • Special snail shop, 347 Alley 8 Cao Thang, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh
  • Yen Quan, Loong Toong Market Snack Area, Tran Nhat Duat, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh

Reference price: 50,000vnd – 150,000vnd / 1 dish

4 – Grilled Pheasant Chicken

Ha Long dishes besides fresh seafood, there are many other dishes for you to enjoy. One of them must be mentioned grilled pheasant. This type of chicken is raised by free-range so that they feed on the hills, so the meat is very firm and the taste is extremely delicious.

Grilled Loi Am Chicken - famous Ha Long food
Grilled Lei Yin Chicken. Photo: Foody

Chicken after cleaning will be seasoned with sophisticated spices and grilled on a charcoal stove. Enjoying the hot pieces of chicken, giving off a nose-splitting aroma, dipping it with salt, pepper, and lemon is truly amazing.

Address to enjoy famous pheasant: Loi Am Thuong Pagoda Wharf, Area 4, Dai Yen Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province

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5 – Porridge

One of the delicious dishes in Ha Long must be the delicious and nutritious Ha porridge. The sweet and fragrant Ha ha is used to cook fragrant fatty porridge to help quickly dispel the feeling of hunger.

porridge | delicious Ha Long food
Delicious porridge

Address: Seafood restaurant at night 170 (Geng Don street, Bach Dang ward, Ha Long)

Reference price: 30,000VND – 50,000VND/bowl.

6 – Oyster milk porridge

Oysters are famous for being delicious and nutritious seafood. Eating oyster porridge helps you to add many nutrients to the body, good for people with diseases related to blood pressure, headaches, diabetes.

Milk oyster porridge - famous Ha Long dish
Nutritious Milk Oyster Porridge

Address to eat milk oyster porridge: Khanh Ly Restaurant (Hung Vuong Street, Ka Long, Mong Cai, Quang Ninh)

Reference price: 30,000VND – 50,000VND/bowl.

7 – Nodding cake

Nodding cake is a famous Ha Long breakfast that is loved by tourists. The cake has an interesting shape and is both supple, every time you pick it up, you can see the top of the cake nodding up and down, so it has that special name. The fragrant and soft cake dipped in chicken fat increases its attractiveness.

Ha Long food: Nodding cake
The nodding cake has an interesting shape

Suggested places to eat: Ha Long Night Market (Ha Long Marine Boulevard, Bai Chay, Ha Long City).

Reference price: 15,000VND – 25,000VND/piece.

8 – Tien Yen coffee

With the special name “coffee”, many people do not know that it is the meat of a hybrid duck and geese that is boiled and cut into pieces.

Tien Yen coffee beans are delicious specialties of Ha Long
Quang Ninh specialty sardines

Address to eat coffee: Coffee shop in Cao Xanh area, Ha Long city

Reference price: 120,000VND – 200,000VND/kg.

9 – Ha Long pearl yogurt

Ha Long is famous for its unique yogurt dish that has the sour, sweet and greasy taste of coconut water; Add more supple, crunchy toppings of aloe vera, jelly, and dried coconut. Guaranteed to be the most appropriate summer beverage in Ha Long.

pearl yogurt summer food Ha Long
Pearl yogurt is suitable for summer

Address: Cai Dam pearl yogurt shop (589 Ha Long, Bai Chay, Ha Long city).

Reference price: 10,000VND – 50,000VND/cup.

Ha Long food specialties bought as gifts

1 – Squid rolls

When it comes to Ha Long food , surely the first name that many people will think of right away is grilled squid. This is not only an ordinary dish, but it also contains the quintessence of Ha Long culinary culture , becoming the pride of every Quang Ninh citizen . If you go on a Ha Long tour and you do not enjoy this “culinary peak” dish, it is indeed a shortcoming in your Ha Long trip.

Ha Long squid cake was also honored to be voted as one of the 50 most famous specialties of Vietnam and reached the top 10 dishes that set an Asian record in 2013.

Squid - famous Ha Long dish
Squid rolls, famous specialty of Ha Long. Photo: Tinhhoaquenha

To make delicious Ha Long squid cake , people will have to choose the freshest squid caught from the ocean and process it on the same day. Squid will be crushed completely by hand, not using a blender. During the pounding process, lean meat, vegetables and some spices will be added to make the squid more rich. When enjoying this famous Ha Long dish , you will feel how wonderful it is, the crunchy texture, the rich sweet taste of the new squid.

Squid rolls - famous Ha Long food
Squid rolls make every foodie fall in love. Photo: baomoi

Address to buy famous squid in Ha Long: Ong Ba Seafood, Sunworld pedestrian street, Lot C122, Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh.

Reference price: from 350,000vnd – 380,000vnd

2 – Worshiping Ha Long

One of the delicious Ha Long dishes that you must try is Sa worm, also known by many other names such as ginseng, sea worms, etc. This is a rare and often born seafood. living in the sea of ​​Quan Lan.

Ha Long Sa ferret - famous Ha Long food
Sa worms are also known as sea worms. Photo: chudu24

From the meat, it can be processed into many attractive dishes such as: grilled samosa with salt and pepper, deep fried or fried sweet and sour. Some people even like to eat it raw to feel the full flavor of this expensive seafood. Today’s Sa Sung is not only processed on the spot but also dried, becoming a specialty of Ha Long bought as a gift that is loved by many tourists.

Ha Long Sa ferret - famous Ha Long dish
Sa Sung can be processed into many different dishes. Photo:

The address to enjoy delicious samosa in Ha Long

  • Ha Long Fishing Village Cuisine Restaurant: Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Bai Chay
  • Golden Crab Restaurant: 32 Phan Chu Trinh, Bai Chay

Reference price: 1.5 million – 2 million / 1 kg

3 – Quang Yen spring rolls

The famous Ha Long dish suitable to buy as a gift is Quang Yen spring rolls. Nem is made from pork skin mixed with hearing with roasted rice and pounded peanuts. The dish is not only delicious and strange, but also has the aroma of hearing to attract diners.

delicious Ha Long spring rolls in Quang Yen
Quang Yen spring rolls

Address to buy spring rolls: Co Huu heirloom spring rolls – Quang Yen (No. 3 Le Quy Don, cross-flower garden fork, Quang Yen).

Reference price: 135,000VND – 250,000VND/kg.

4 – Ha Long dried squid

Dried squid is a familiar seafood dish in any sea, so is Ha Long. Ha Long dried squid is firmer and more fragrant than other places, so it is highly appreciated by gourmets. Grilled squid, shredded into chili sauce, drinking a little cold beer is nothing better.

Ha Long specialty dried squid bought as a gift
Dried squid is a popular Ha Long gift

Address to buy dried squid in Ha Long: Ha Long Market 1 – Bach Dang, Ha Long City

Reference price: 900,000 VND – 1,500,000 VND/kg.

5 – Yen Tu plum wine

Yen Tu Quang Ninh apricot wine is cooked from traditional rice soaked with fresh apricots, so the wine has a golden color and a sweet and sour taste. Drinking Ha Long specialty apricot wine, diners are ecstatic forever.

Yen Tu plum wine - Ha Long food
Apricot wine has a bright yellow color

Address to buy alcohol: Yen Thanh apricot wine factory, Uong Bi city.

Reference price: 85,000 VND/bottle.


Addresses to buy prestigious and quality Ha Long food specialties

In addition to the above addresses, visitors can also go to the following shopping locations to buy Ha Long dishes as gifts .

Cai Dam Market

Cai Dam Market is a place for visitors to buy fresh seafood caught in the day at the best price. In addition, dry goods are also sold here a lot. The dish you should buy at the market is grilled squid. Address: Tien Ong Street, Bai Chay, Ha Long City.

Ha Long Night Market

The night market sells a lot of dried seafood such as squid, sa worm or shrimp with high quality. Address: Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hung Thang Ward, Ha Long City.

The night market is a place to buy prestigious Ha Long specialties
You can buy a variety of fresh seafood at Ha Long night market

Ha Long Market 1

At the market, fresh seafood is available to buy as gifts and also ready-to-eat seafood dishes can taste and feel the taste of Ha Long cuisine . Address: Bach Dang, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.

Ha Long Market 2

Dried seafood dishes are often easy to find in Ha Long 2 market, not to mention fish cakes, squid, sardines, shrimp … with very affordable prices. Address: No. 433 Le Loi, Tran Hung Dao, Ha Long City.

Ha Long market 2 places to buy Ha Long dishes as gifts
Ha Long Market 2 is a place to buy dried seafood as gifts

Above are some reviews of Ha Long food . Hopefully, it will bring you useful information and help you have a unique culinary experience on your upcoming trip to Ha Long. Do not forget to update the latest Quang Ninh travel guide news of Vietnam Tourism .

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