Cuisine has been an indispensable part of cultural features in each region. Hoi An cuisine also has such a long-time and common culinary with extremely famous specialties; especially Hoi An chicken rice.
The main ingredient of Hoi An chicken rice is similar to other places in Vietnam. They are plain rice, boiled chicken and aromatic herbs. However, there are still differences, as herbs are from afamous garden named Tra Que village. This place is well-known for fresh and aromatic herbs. Chicken chosen for making Com ga Hoi An is grown up naturally, so it is safe and chewy, the flavor is unique and rich. People use old rice to cook, it is stored for at least one year or more.
All of them are meticulously and carefully processed. A special factor of the chicken rice here is the broth. This is an interesting secret that only Hoians know. After being cleaned, chicken is boiled to make broth. The chicken bone is removed and simmered to create a special delicious flavor. Rice is soaked with turmeric, then washed, and cooked with broth and chicken fat. The most attractive part is when the rice is cooked, the chicken fat is melted: creating fatty and attractive taste.
It is difficult for visitors to choose a good place to enjoy delicious Hoi An chicken rice, as many Hoi An chicken rice restaurants are opened everywhere. The following addresses will be the best choice for you when you visit Hoi An:
- Hoi An – Ba Buoi Chicken Rice (No. 22 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An)
- Hoi An Chicken Rice – Ba Ty (No. 25-27 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An City, Quang Nam)
- Hoi An Chicken Rice – Ba Huong (KietSica) (No 48 Le Loi, Hoi An City, Quang Nam)
- Hoi An Chicken Rice – Ba Nga (8 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An City, Quang Nam)
- Hoi An Thuan Chicken Rice (17/4, Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An City, Quang Nam)
It seems complicated when cooking due to a variety of ingredients, but the recipe is simple and you can totally make it at home.
Ingredients for Com ga Hoi An Recipe:
- Garlic, chili, lemon
- Turmeric powder
- Shallots, ginger
- Sugar, salt, seasoning, fish sauce, pepper
Com ga Hoi An Recipe
Slice ginger, shallots, onions and boil it into a pot of chicken.
Add turmeric powder, it makes the chicken golden and more attractive.
Pour water cover the chicken and then simmer.
Remove scum and foam to make water clearer.
Take chicken out and let it cool.
Cut chicken into small pieces.
Chop garlic and fry it with cooking oil.
Take cooked garlic out, keep cooking oil in the pot.
Make the sauce: Pour ground fresh chili, fish sauce, seasoning powder, sugar and boil them in a pan with the cooking oil.
Pour cooked minced garlic into the mixture to make sauce.
Grate carrots and green papaya and soak it in ice water.
Take the carrots and papaya out, drain them. Add sugar, seasoning powder, lemon and minced garlic chili sauce and mix well.
Wash rice, put rice into a pot with cooking oil which is remained. Stir rice in a pot, add enough water and a small amount of turmeric powder to make color.
When rice is cooked, you can decorate it according to your preferences to make it more appealing.
Present it with chicken, papaya- carrots, herbs and sprinkle some pepper.