Com Hen (Rice with mussels)

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Why Com Hen (Rice with mussels) is special

Com hen is no longer the preserve of the poor people in Central Vietnam, but the favorite of Hoi An locals and tourists, thanks to its deliciousness and simplicity. With a quite complex recipe, including crunchy cold rice, clams, fried pork fat, roasted peanuts, chili pepper, banana flower, star fruit, green apple, mint herb, taro stem, fermented shrimp sauce and the most indispensible sauce, clam broth, “com hen” let us enjoy  all sweet, buttery, salty, sour, bitter, and extremely peppery-hot tastes at once.

The most interesting thing here is the special combination of the cold rice and the hot clam broth. Besides, the mixed fruits and vegetables bring fresh, crispy, vibrant flavors that are bound to abate the hot of the summer, while the piping hot of the clam broth is supposed to warm guests’ hearts in the winter. It is tempting to enjoy a savory bow of “com hen”.

Where to eat Com Hen (Rice with mussels)

  • 21 Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • K364 Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • 23 Hai Ho Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City