return icon

Crab noodle soup: A must-try specialty of Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh is widely known for the UNESCO world heritage site, Ha Long Bay, but few know about its famed crab noodle soup.

Thunder crab (or stone crab) is a small crab species with big and strong claws. Locals call them “thunder crabs” because they are fierce and only let go of food when they hear the thunder. Thunder crabs can be found in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh and Khanh Hoa, but they are more popular and delicious in Quang Ninh.

This crab species moves slowly, and due to its big claws, it holds tightly onto rocks and wood boards along coastal cliffs and mangroves.

With only one ingredient, cooks have different ways to flavor the soup. The crab has a small body and little flesh, so people usually use claws filled with flesh to make the dish and the body to cook the broth.

After steaming and grinding the crab bodies with water and using a sieve to strain them, some minced shallot and garlic are sauteed, tomatoes are stir-fried for five minutes and the strained thunder crab is added with water to make the broth. Some cooks add more seafood such as shrimp, mantis shrimp, dried shrimp or squid to make the dish appear full and taste more appetizing.

A small spoon is used to scoop the flesh from the steamed thunder crab claws. It can be fried with shallots and garlic, but very little oil and spices are added so as not to overwhelm the taste of the crab.

Rice noodles are placed in the bowl and fried tofu, thunder crab meat, some chopped greens onions, herbs and fried onions are all thrown in.

The hot broth is poured into the bowl, and the dish is ready to be served.

Source: Saigon Times


National forum on development of digital enterprises due on Dec. 8

A national forum aimed at fostering greater development among local digital enterprises is scheduled to get underway on December 8 at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi.

Quang Ninh has new acting chairman

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has signed a Decision No 1509/QĐ-TTg on December 2th 2022 to assign the acting chairman of People’s Committee of Quang Ninh to Cao Tuong Huy.

Vietnam to develop strategic infrastructure to lure more RoK investment: President

Vietnam will strongly develop its strategic infrastructure system to lure more investment from the Republic of Korea (RoK), President Nguyen Xuan Phuc told more than 500 enterprises attending the Vietnam-RoK Business Forum in Seoul on December 6.

Central bank to raise credit limit, banks slash interest rates

The State Bank of Vietnam has raised the domestic banking system’s credit growth by 1.5-2.0 percentage points from the previous 14% limit on December 5.

Vietnam and RoK sign MoU on sports training

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to sports training, to promote international sports cooperation between the two countries in the future.

Roaming Hanoi for 1,001 specialties from different parts of Vietnam

There is no need to travel far, just a walk around Hanoi will help you taste specialties across Vietnam.


PM to attend ASEAN-EU commemorative summit, visit three European countries


Da Nang to host Vietnam International Travel Mart

Share purchases by foreign investors hit record

In the week from November 28 to December 2, the Vietnamese stock market saw foreign investors’ net purchases reaching VND9.15 trillion, raising the total net purchase since early November to VND20.2 trillion.

Employers sell private assets to offer Tet bonuses to workers

Many enterprises in Vietnam are struggling to give Tet bonuses for their workers.

Promoting PPP cooperation to develop green agriculture in Vietnam

Promoting public-private partnerships will help improve sustainability in the agricultural sector, according to experts speaking at an event in Hanoi on Monday.

Undervalued banks winning bet for investors

The recent declines of the securities market have moved bank stocks to an 'attractive zone'. Banks were trading at a P/E multiple of 7.1 and P/B of 1.3 in late November, equivalent to the lows in March 2020.

Park Hang-seo receives Order of Diplomatic Service Merit

Head coach of the Vietnamese national team Park Hang-seo has been awarded the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Heungin Medal, by the Republic of Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol for his contribution to promoting friendly ties with Vietnam.

HCM City Party Secretary: robbery must not exist on streets

HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen said the city has a bad reputation for robbery and he has asked relevant bodies to deal with this.

Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market in 2023

The stock market saw a trading session with the strongest growth rate in Asia on December 2 as the Vietnam-Index surged by 4.22 percent.