Nha Trang is not only famous as a tourist city but also known for its unique cuisine, many delicious dishes with 1-0-2. In addition to the famous specialties such as grilled spring rolls, banh can, fish cake soup, jellyfish noodles… there is also a very delicious dish in this sea that is loved by locals and tourists. That is anchovy sticky rice.
In the past, anchovy sticky rice was a popular breakfast dish that was both delicious and cheap, so anyone could enjoy it. Old people or children are easily attracted by the strange taste, sweet sticky rice, salty braised anchovies with the greasy taste of onion fat. However, at present, this rustic dish is still very few places for sale. Therefore, not all diners have the opportunity to enjoy this dish.
As the name suggests, Nha Trang anchovy sticky rice consists of 2 main ingredients: sticky rice and anchovies. The soft sticky rice is processed quite simply, without any fancy seasoning. The seller only needs to add a few pandan leaves and a little salt to make the sticky rice rich and fragrant.
However, what makes the difference for the dish is the full-flavoured anchovy portion. Anchovies are no longer strange, but for gourmets, Nha Trang anchovies are considered delicious and have the most characteristic flavor. Anchovies are available all year round, which is hunted anchovies, striped anchovies, white anchovies… but to eat with sticky rice, people usually use mouth-watering anchovies the most.
First, one has to choose fresh anchovies, uniform in size, neither too big nor too small. After that, anchovies are taken to preliminary processing, cleaned and stored carefully. This stage requires the chef to be experienced and skillful, the fish stock is soft but not broken, the bones are soft. When there are customers, the seller will put sticky rice in the box, add a little braised anchovies, sprinkle hot sauce and onion fat. The fragrant sticky sticky rice served with rich anchovies makes anyone who eats once enjoy it. See more ways to cook Nha Trang anchovy sticky rice here.
Anchovy sticky rice is a dish that costs “poor children” because the price is very affordable. A portion of hot, filling sticky rice costs only about 10,000 VND or more depending on the customer’s request. Therefore, all subjects, including employees, can still enjoy a full and warm breakfast.
Although it is a familiar dish loved by many people, now, in Nha Trang, there are only a few places selling sticky rice with anchovies. The most famous is Ms. Loan’s shop on Huynh Thuc Khang Street or some other addresses such as Ca – sticky rice with sesame Binh Dan on 2/4 street, student sticky rice on Nguyen Dinh Chieu street…
A portion of Nha Trang anchovy sticky rice is only 10,000 VND on average, very soft, so if you have the opportunity to visit the coastal city of Nha Trang, don’t forget to wake up early and enjoy the typical breakfast here!