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Must-try food in Mui Ne – A Flavourful Odyssey

Mui Ne is known as a paradise for beach lovers, but that's not all it has to offer. You'll find some of the tastiest dishes in the world right here at this tropical getaway. So, here's a look at some of the must-try Mui Ne food out there.

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Fish Salad

Being a coastal retreat, it should come as no surprise that dishes like the fish salad are really popular here in Mui Ne. Almost all prominent Mui Ne restaurants – for instance, the options available at the Anantara Mui Ne Resort – will have this item on their menu. Generally, the Cai Mai fish is preferred for this dish owing to its delicate texture. Freshly cut pieces of fish are mixed together with an array of vegetables and spices. Some chilli flakes and roasted peanuts are also sprinkled on top for added flavour – all in all, you can't go wrong with this local favourite.

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Banh Canh

Noodle soups are trademark dishes here in South East Asia, and they don't get much better than the delicious Banh Canh. Available all over Mui Ne, the noodles used in this broth are extra thick and hand-made with rice. Oftentimes, a generous helping of pork and spices get mixed into the soup and the broth itself is simmered along with some pork bones. Simply put, this is the go-to dish in Mui Ne if you want to experience an explosion of flavour in your mouth.,

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Hoi Cake

Hoi cake is a Mui Ne specialty that you should definitely seek out during your time here. Fortunately, it's not that hard to find as most of the region's restaurants will have it on their menu. This dish is mainly made up of fermented rice flour that has been woven into a number of conical bundles. Various dipping sauces are served alongside these – the most popular one is a fish sauce that includes sugar, lime, and chopped onions.

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Rice Pancakes

These are delectable cakes that have been fried until they have turned into a crispy golden colour. These might look like ordinary pancakes from the offset, but they are actually made up of rice flour and egg yolk. Often, these pancakes are paired with some succulent savoury curries and sauces that are made up of proteins such as pork and shrimp.

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Dong Dishes

Now, dong dishes might not be for the faint of heart or for those with a delicate stomach – but they are certainly some of the most unique options you can try here in Mui Ne. The dong is a variety of local lizards that are found all throughout the region and the locals have figured out ways to use their meat for a variety of succulent dishes. The meat itself can be prepared in a number of ways – from roasted to stir-fried – and is often complemented with an array of local herbs. Dong meat is considered to be tough and gamey but it's also moist and tastes remarkably similar to chicken! '