Food of Mong Cai
Mong Cai, located on the Vietnam-China border, has a unique was of combining Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Mong Cai is most popularly known for two food items - the herb stewed duck and seafood porridge. The herb stewed duck cooked with soybean sauce, mushrooms and herbs along with a few other ingredients is an authentic Chinese dish with a Vietnamese touch to it. The seafood porridge is another favourite. This porridge is made with an assortment of seafood and pig meat, seasoned with spices. Another rarely known dish is fresh mackerel cooked with eggplant, betel leaves and grape leaves.