Ha Tien has been known as the second Halong Bay with picturesque sceneries for a long time; however, it is also famous for a specialty: blood cockle. Blood cockle is so popular and famous in Ha Tien that there is a saying: "Coming to Ha Tien without tasting blood cockle is considered as having no sense of this land".
Ha Tien grilled blood cockle in Kien Giang
Catching blood cockle is a common joy of fishermen here. Every late afternoon, fishermen often stop their boat far offshore and then start catching blood cockle. Blood cockle, after being cleaned, will be put on embers. Grilled blood cockle is served with spinach, some kinds of herbs. When eating, people often open blood cockles’ mouths to take out it flesh and water. Blood cockles as sweet as salty, as tough as crispy perfectly mixed with chili and lemon juice. Sitting on the beach under the moonlight, beside an ember and tasting blood cockle will absolutely bring you a lot of fun.