Perch season starts in the late of the forth and the early the fifth Lunar month and last for nearly 4 months. Thanks to the availability of perch, people in Long An have created many delicious food from this kind of fish.
Perch in Long An
Perch is as sweet as buttery. Only with perch, under skillful hand of resourceful mothers, we can have a table of many dishes with main material of perch: fried perch, braised porch, grilled porch and porch soup. Fried perch is as crispy as buttery, dotted in fish sauce with ginger and chili is amazingly tasty. Perch stewed with starfruit and coconut water is a simple but delicious food not only in Long An but also the whole of Vietnam. However, perch soup is such amazing creation of people in Long An. With the same main material of perch, when combining with different kinds of vegetables, perch soup will have different flavors. These simple but delicious foods from perch have become a part of daily life, a symbol of a frugal but happy life of villagers.