Referring to Cao Bang, people not only think of famous tourist destinations such as Ban Gioc waterfall, Khuoi Ky village, Mat Than mountain … but also can not ignore the specialties here. In addition to Cao Bang roll cake, ant egg cake, roasted duck, etc., sour pho is also a dish that makes foodies difficult to “reject” when having the opportunity to enjoy.
If Hanoi pho makes people fall in love with its hot and rich broth, Cao Bang’s sour noodle soup is memorable with pieces of roasted duck or fried bacon, the mild sourness of the sauce and the flexibility. the aroma of pho.
Why is it called sour pho?
The reason this dish is called by the name of sour pho is because when eating, people will pour into a sauce made from vinegar and add some other spices such as sugar, fish sauce… When eating you will feel the taste. Very attractive sweet and sour sauce.
What does a bowl of sour pho include?
Unlike many other pho dishes, Cao Bang sour noodle soup is served with pork belly, fried until it turns dark yellow and crispy, duck meat marinated with honey leaves and roasted, sliced yams and shredded pork. crispy fried. In addition, some restaurants also have pork liver and stomach carefully made, boiled and then fried. After putting enough topping into the bowl of pho, people will pour into the sweet and sour sauce, which is irresistible.
Unique features of Cao Bang sour noodle soup
Pho is handmade from Cao Bang rice grains that are both flexible and sweet, making the pho here flexible, chewy and fragrant not to be confused with many other regions. Besides, a bowl of Cao Bang sour noodle soup will have a strange crispy fried potato section. As a large, friable and sweet potato grown only in provinces such as Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Chinese potatoes help sour pho have a strange sweet taste, but it’s not difficult to eat.
It would be remiss not to mention the sauce with the main ingredient being vinegar, also known as “Lu” in the ethnic language. The broth can be called the soul of Cao Bang’s sour pho because whether the dish is delicious or not depends on the deliciousness of the broth.
A round pot of water usually has a suitable sweet and sour taste and has a certain consistency. When roasting ducks with honey leaves, people will take the water secreted from the duck’s belly, after frying the fragrant garlic and onions, they will add vinegar, fish sauce, sugar … to have the “divine” sauce.
When eating, people will put all the prepared ingredients in a large bowl, then sprinkle with sweet and sour sauce. Just mix the ingredients together and absorb the rich flavor, you can enjoy a bowl of Cao Bang sour pho. Depending on your taste, you can eat with raw vegetables such as split water spinach, basil, marjoram… and add lemon and chili when eating Cao Bang sour pho.
Addresses of some famous delicious and sour pho restaurants in Cao Bang
Uyen Dop restaurant – Hop Giang ward, Cao Bang city
Quyen sour soup – Ly Thuong Kiet, block 3, Cao Bang city phố