Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup (Canh Chua) is a traditional dish that’s popular in Southern Vietnam. The dish has perfect blend of sweet, sour and spicy. The sour flavor is from the kaffir lime leaf and tamarind powder and the sweetness is from the crushed pineapple.
Sweet and sour soup with fish – Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
Sweet and sour soup with shrimp- Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour
This soup epitomizes everything that is great about Vietnamese food. Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup combines all the wonderful abundance, incorporating seafood (such catfish, snakehead, eel, shrimp among others) along with colorful medley of tamarind, pineapple, tomatoes, okra, elephant ears, bean sprouts and a variety of herbs such as lemony ngo om. The use of fresh ingredients with a variety of different herbs and vegetables to provide different textures and flavors.
Hot and spicy Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup is often served in a side bowl along with a plate of fish sauce and red chili. Enjoy Canh Chua with some steamed jasmine rice as part of a traditional Vietnamese meal or alone with some rice vermicelli noodles.
Let’s join our Saigon Home Meal Tour by Motorbike to taste Vietnamese Sweet And Sour Soup in the menu.
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