Monday, November 19, 2007

Hot Hanoi - Part 5

Returning to my yet "unfinished" Hanoi posts, Part 5 highlights the food that was served on board while we were cruising along Halong Bay. Seafood as fresh as it can be, caught and immediately cooked in the tiny kitchen area of the boat.
Take Your Pick
A customer taking her pick over the window of the fresh fish just caught! Of course, that's if we wanted additional food, otherwise we already had a fixed menu for us.
Condiments
The condiments that is given to each table. Slices of garlic, cut red chillies, seasoned salt and a half cut lime. The condiments play an important role as most dishes are served plain!
Condiments2
Squeeze the lime over the seasoned salt and together with the soya sauce, they make a wonderful dip for the fresh seafood served. I don't think I would even need to say how fresh the seafood was, I'm sure you can tell by the following photos - off the boat and onto the plate!
Grilled Prawns
Grilled Prawns
Fried Fish
Fried Fish, the only seafood dish that was served with some cooked sauce (carrots, onions & chives).
Lala (shellfish)
Blanched Lala
Baked Crabs
Baked Crabs

This is one of the most interesting meals served during my trip to Hanoi (of course, I ate my fair share of Pho Bo "Beef Noodles").



To be continued...



25 comments:

Precious Pea said...

OH WOW! After showing this post to Hubby, i wonder if he would have second thoughts about visiting Hanoi soon.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

seafood!!! dis is so fresh..yummm if only i can get someone to peel the prawns as well..

Big Boys Oven said...

so delicious! wish we can cook thst way, sitting on a boat! lol!

Imbi & Itchy said...

I WANT TO GO TO HALONG BAY!

*shake head*

After a decade of "wanting" to go, I'm still sitting here dreaming of it.

daphne said...

how interesting ..the garnishes i mean. i wouldnt mind tasting that seasoned salt! lovely range of seafood..i think i need a holiday now..

Xiu Long Bao said...

Wow, interesting dip to go with the grilled prawns...yum! I tot u dun like seafood? or fish only?

~Christine~Leng said...

Great looking seafood! Esp the grilled prawns! I love fresh seafoods :) and... cook them immediately? Even better than ever! ;)

wmw said...

Precious P : How? Has he changed his mind???

joe : Peel them for you? Such good life you lead! Tsk! Tsk!

bbo : Yes, it's a nice experience.

i & i : What's delaying you??? This dream can be easily made into a reality!

daphne : Holiday? We could all use one, how can there ever be ENOUGH of holidays? Hahaha....

xlb: Not really a fan...but like the dip.

Christine : Yah, great looking food! So fresh!

Johnny Ong said...

memang tak boleh tahan seeing those pics ........ i like that fresh fish being brought in like that

tigerfish said...

I like fresh seafood. And I agree that fresh seafood does not need much complicated marinade. Just need simple basic cooking to bring out the flavors of seafood and that's it!

MeiyeN said...

da condiments looked interesting! and da grilled prawns... so slurpy! yumm yummm......

Christy said...

Seafoood!! Nice pics:D
And I bet they were really fresh...may be served simple but I am sure simplicity is da best!;)

mama bok said...

I wanna go Hanoi..!! and eat all the food you ate..!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

The blanched clams looked really good! I bet it tasted fresh and sweet, even without any flavourings!

jason said...

Pretty prawns!

SteamyKitchen said...

nothing makes me more happier than freshly caught seafood!

That crab looks amazing!

wmw said...

Johnny : Makes the local very happy when we buy additional stuff from them :o)

tigerfish : Looks like these food is right up your alley then ;o)

meiyen : Yah, condiments is the best part to me (I'm not a fan of seafood mah!).

christy : Yup, am sure seafood lovers would find this simple and yet tasty, best way to eat fresh seafood!

mama bok : Can, can...booked the next flight out... :o)

nic : Like I said, as fresh as it can get!

Jason : Yes, lovely prawns. I made a Moo card out of that.

Kusahi_Keat said...

Been to Halong Bay before and spend a night on the boat. Caution to those going Halong Bay, find a realiable tour operator. My #**$, food wasn't enough for us. Anyway looks delicious here.

Rasa Malaysia said...

This is brutal...those seafood are calling my name...I could hear it...man, my air liur ter-come out from Tastespotting all the way to here and still drooling...

New Kid on the Blog said...

with this ... am considering to visit Hanoi.... :D

wmw said...

steamy kitchen : Mmm...how abou you doing a seafood post next???

kusahi_keat : Oh, I didn't spend the night on the boat. But during my tour, we had more than adequate food!

RM : Hahahaha....aiyoh, simple lo, you want seafood, you can cook seafood! You're such a good cook!

NKOTB : Hahaha, just based on these photos?...take heed of what Kusahi Keat said, don't get con!

KampungboyCitygal said...

so envy!! the best way to savour on seafood..yummzzzzzz

Jackson said...

wow.. Hanoi.... so end up who will use the Hanoi Free ticket a?

Judy said...

I want, I want...errr, can go there ah? :P

My son and I absolutely love pho bo!!

wmw said...

kampungboycitygal : The two of you go Hanoi??? Then no need to envy lo...hehehe

Jack Jack : Dunno woh, still deciding...

Judy : Can, buy plane ticket only mah. Hahaha...