Cơm Hến-Hue Clam rice

Cơm Hến-Hue Clam rice

Com Hen is not only the daily snack for Hue local but also attract tourist from in and out Vietnam once come here want to try and love it .That why Com Hen is on top list of Hue Street Food, Hue specialities 
Cơm Hến requires a lot of ingredients. It needs basket clams, rice, pork cracklings, lettuces, chilli, basil, giant elephant ears, scallions, roasted peanuts, cashews oil, garlic, Hue shrimp paste, star fruit, onions, spices, roasted sesame seeds, fish sauce, chilli powder, sugar, gingers and oil.

Clams are soaked to get rid of the dirt, thoroughly cleaned and boiled before removing the shell. The flesh is then marinated with spices for 10 minutes and stir-fried with oil, chopped onions, chilli powder, and fish sauce. Scallions  are added when the clams are well done.

Stir-fried clams are put into a bowl with rice, herbs, chopped giant elephant ears, roasted peanuts, carambola, sesame seeds and topped with pork cracklings. Shrimp paste and chilli can be added to enhance the taste.

The boiling broth for Cơm Hến is boiled again and seasoned with Hue shrimp paste, sugar and ginger.

The complete broth is added to the  Cơm Hến mixture of clams and rice as a marinade. Everything is well mixed before serving.

Where to eat the best Cơm Hến ?
– Cồn Hến is the right place to eat Cơm Hến .Top choice is Hoa Đông restaurant
– Đập Đá is a good area with many small Cơm Hến restaurant too .Tí Hon is the top choice
– Check out many street vendor on Nguyen Sinh Cung, Truong Đinh, Nguyen Cong Tru … for an adventure too
happy demo

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