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Quang Nam opens cuisine museum

Released at: 15:34, 08/01/2019

Quang Nam opens cuisine museum

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First such museum in Vietnam introduces specialties from the central province.

by Le Diem

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in central Quang Nam province has recently opened a cuisine museum to honor and preserve local dishes, especially the well-known “Mi Quang” (Quang noodles), and introduce them to tourists. The museum is also expected to diversify tour packages and promote the heritage value of the local area.

The museum was established by the Vinahouse Trading and Construction JSC on National Highway No. 1 in Dien Ban district.

It exhibits objects and ingredients used in local food and hosts cooking activities of traditional dishes, especially Mi Quang.

It has gathered 5,000 objects and various rare materials, including ancient cooking tools, and items concerning the history and development of typical dishes of the region. Famous Mi Quang chefs from the area have been invited to cook at the museum.

A bowl of Mi Quang. (Photo: A Au Chefs Guilds)

Mi Quang is served with steamed rice noodles, fresh herbs, pork, shrimp, chicken and a broth made from stewed pork bones, topped with roasted peanuts and chili. The dish was recently introduced in The Japan Times - Nikkei, after a meeting in December at the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan, where some Mi Quang chefs were invited to cook the dish for visitors, including Japanese diplomatic officials and the media.

Other famous dishes from Quang Nam include “banh trang cuon thit heo” (pork belly with fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper), “banh xeo” (Vietnamese pancakes with beef, shrimp, and bean sprout), “banh canh” (noodles made from tapioca flour with soup, pork, fish ball and shrimp), “pho san” (beef noodles from cassava powder), and “cao lau” (rice noodles with barbecued pork, greens and croutons).

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