Seafood dishes are more expensive than 24K gold in Quang Ninh

1 only 24K gold is currently priced at more than 3 million VND, while 1kg of delicious dry peanuts is about 4.5 million VND. This kind of peanut worm is only available in Quan Lan sea, Van Don and Quang Ninh districts. Have you tried yet? If you go to Quang Ninh beach, don’t forget to enjoy this “upstream” seafood.
Peanut worms are reddish-brown in color, looking over like a earthworm, there are tiny filaments along the length like tendons, but larger in size, lighter colors and gut-containing sand. A fresh peanut worm is 7-15cm long, its body is thick, but when it is dry, the body is only about 6-10cm long, fresh peanut is only 5-7cm.

Peanut worms are species with many nutritional values such as amino acids, glycine, alanine, glutamine, succinic … and many taurine and minerals. The food of the peanut worm is organic debris, plankton suspended in the water and currently the peanut worm is still naturally exploited without being able to support it.

Peanut worms usually live in sandy beaches with tidal currents, only rising in the night to go for food and mating. Therefore, the time of excavation is usually early in the morning, when the tide has just receded, people will follow the trail of them left in the sand, then quickly, quickly touch the sand and scoop them go out. However, the excavation requires the technique, the art movement and the experience to identify the signs of peanuts in the sand as well as not break the body when digging.

In Quang Ninh, peanut worms are concentrated in sandy beaches of Minh Chau island commune, Quan Lan district of Van Don district, and here is also considered to be the best and most expensive in the country. Each dry peanut scale costs from 3.5 to 4.5 million VND, the closer to the holidays, the higher the price. This is also a famous place for devotees of the island women. Quan Lan island people are familiar with calling peanuts as prey, because their bodies are tough and have many sweet and fishy flavors. Since ancient times, the boat people know how to use peanuts as bait for fishing, the name “prey” comes from there.

The processing of peanut worms requires very picky, because it has to be flipped and plucked, then washed several times with salt to remove the sand from the intestine and the fishy smell, until the peanuts turn from reddish brown to white pink, Touching the water does not see the new sand scratching. Most people know about the peanut dish roasted or fried with chili sauce, served with herbs and rai with beer and peanuts. Dry roasted peanut worms have a distinct aroma, while chewing is crispy, chewy and sweet. However, the peanut is also grilled and used to flavor the pot of broth to cook fragrant, delicious, natural sweet taste and add nutrition. Before roasting peanut with small fire, when processing, it is necessary to turn off the tap containing the grit, wash the sand inside.

In Van Don, the cradle of devotional peanuts, though today, peanuts are becoming more and less precious and difficult to buy, but fresh peanuts are still a favorite. The price of fresh peanuts is only 1 / 8-1 / 10 the price of dry peanut worms, only a few slices can be bought at a time. Fresh porridge cooked or stir-fried with lettuce leaves, adding a bit of ginger is an aromatic breakfast point, “delicious at all”, has a good effect on heat and alcohol.

Fresh peanut parsley cooked with aromatic leaves and grilled ginger to season the baby porridge for weaning to provide nutrition or mix drinks for men to replenish kidneys. Because according to Oriental medicine, because peanuts live in a deep cave under the sand, they are cool, salty and have positive effects, heat, cool the lungs, strengthen the body, very good for children and men. .
Fresh peanut parsley cooked with aromatic leaves and grilled ginger to season the baby porridge for weaning to provide nutrition or mix drinks for men to replenish kidneys. Because according to Oriental medicine, because peanuts live in a deep cave under the sand, they are cool, salty and have positive effects, heat, cool the lungs, strengthen the body, very good for children and men. .

When choosing peanuts, you need to choose the type that is thick, uniform, ivory white, clean sand and has a characteristic aroma of seafood. Thin, white peanut worms are easy to be bleached; or the body has turned light green, with white specks that have been left long or moldy. Although precious seafood, high economic value, but devoured or mistaken for earthworms (deep sea) , because looking at these two types has a similar shape. However, after flipping, wash, peanut worms are pinkish-white and clear and earthworms are gray and opaque. Earthworms are usually fried and not dried, dried and cost only 1/10 of the price of dry peanuts.

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