Tien Yen steamed pork belly - a famous specialty of Quang Ninh

Tien Yen, a coastal district in Quang Ninh province, is not only renowned for its natural beauty but also serves as a destination for introducing visitors to the distinctive dish named Khâu Nhục (steamed pork belly)

The specialty dish  is not just an essential part of local feasts but also a cultural symbol of San Dìu cuisine. It is not only a delicious dish but also the result of intricate and meticulous preparation and cooking processes.

The main ingredient of "Khâu Nhục" dish is fresh pork belly, meticulously prepared. The cooking process requires skill, starting with boiling the meat thoroughly, then using bamboo skewers to pierce and remove excess fat from the skin. The meat is then drained, and honey is applied to the surface to enhance its richness. After frying and slicing into pieces about 1.5cm thick, the meat is marinated with ingredients such as bamboo shoots, dried garlic, fish sauce, and spices like MSG and cloves, creating a distinctive flavor.

According to the local interpretation, "Khâu" means "steamed until tender and fragrant," while "nhục" means "meat." Therefore, "Khâu Nhục" can be understood as "Meat steamed until tender" or "meat steamed until soft and fragrant." It is through the meticulous cooking process and long cooking time that biting into a piece of meat allows one to clearly feel its tenderness melting in the mouth, combined with the rich flavor of various spices, creating an unforgettable taste.

"Khâu Nhục" is not only a delicious dish but also a cultural heritage of the Sán Dìu people. From a traditional dish, it has become a specialty favored by many diners. The production facility not only supplies to local consumers but also attracts many buyers from other provinces and cities. The packaging, preservation processes, and product quality have been certified and highly evaluated, thus building a strong brand for "Khâu Nhục Tiên Yên."

"Khâu Nhục" is not only a delicious dish but also a symbol of culinary culture and meticulousness in the cooking process. The popularity and allure of this product are not only a source of pride for the people of Tien Yen but also a part of preserving and developing the culinary cultural heritage of the San Diu community and Quang Ninh province.

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