Once you visit Halong Bay, squid is a kind of dish you shouldn’t miss to fail. There are a lot of delicious squid dishes you can find in Halong such as squid meat balls, steamed squid with guava leaves, fried squids with butter, stir-fried squid with spicy paste. One of easy-to-cook dishes is squid soup which is suitable for those who want to amp up nutrition of meal. Squid soup is available at many restaurant in Halong Bay and flavor is different depending on recipe and chef. Anyway guests can enjoy a hearty bowl of soup served with spring onion, Vietnamese chili pepper paste and some herbs aside.
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Rich in protein and mineral vitamin, squid is a great food that remains lots of health benefit. Squid soup contains about 70% protein and 68 calories and 15% fat. Squid soup also supplies essential vitamins which are important for metabolism such as B-12, B-6, vitamin E, vitamin K.
How to make squid soup?
Ingredients for squid soup include: squid, corn flour, onion, celery, ginger, pepper and seasonings. Clean squid under cold water then pull plastic-looking quill and remove the ink sac then soak it up with ginger boiled water in 3 minutes. Place chopped squid, chopped onion, chopped celery in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a simmer then add seasonings and continue to cooking until squid is tender but not overcooked. Add corn flour and stir constantly.