Fiddler crab noodle: A dish visitors should not miss in Quy Nhon
Bun ram’ (fiddler crab noodle soup) is a dish that visitors should not miss when coming to Quy Nhon city, in Binh Dinh province.
‘Bun ram’ is well-known to local people in Phu My district, as a low-cost dish that everyone enjoys.
The main ingredient is ‘ram’, which is also known as fiddler crab, from the Tra O lagoon. Although the ram shell is quite hard, its sweet meat makes it popular.
After being caught, fiddler crabs are thoroughly washed, ground into a fine mixture, and cooked. Fiddler crab broth has a distinctly sweet flavour. When eaten, diners can taste the naturally sweet flavour of the broth and the aroma of cilantro and green onions.
Many people mistake this for regular crab noodle soup at first glance, but the flavour is completely different. The flavour of the dish is determined by the quality of the fiddler crab meat.
‘Bun ram’, unlike crab noodle soup, does not have much seasoning or toppings, so the fiddler crab's flavour is strong and remains intact.