Whenever people was reminded of Khanh Hoa, they all immediately think about Nha Trang, a beauful ocean city. But if you are too familiar with Nha Trang, then you should pay a visit to Ninh Hoa commune that located at the cross of national street 1A and 26 to Buon Ma Thuot. Ninh Hoa has so many specialities that the local people feel proud to tell about their hometown, especially Nem Ninh Hoa
Because Ninh Hoa is really famous for “nem” with “sour nem”, “nem” is called “Ninh Hoa nem” to closely connect with the name of its birth place.It’s complex and artificial to make a Nem to assure its tough and sour that’s enough for tasting. There are 3 tasting types: sour – Nem chua, grilled – Nem nuong and fat – Nem chien mo. And the most famous is Nem chua. It is covered by a thick “chum ruot” leaf layer and the last one is banana leaf. After that, they will be bounded into a bunch of 20 items. It is said that bounding Nem into pair means long lasting couple for husband and wife.
We can use Nem chua with chili and garlic sauce, the chili and hot smell of sauce and typically crispy smell of garlic that all together with the sour of Nem make the taste unforgettable. Frequently, visitors order Nem in portion which is composed of Nem nuong and crispy dried pancakes, rice vermicelli, salad, green banana, sour star fruit, sauce made from rice and other ingredients to a condense with dominant yellow and buttery taste.