Banh da cua, or crab noodle soup is a simple but very famous dish of the port city of Hai Phong. With its eye-catching arrangement and intriguing taste, the speciality has made its way to all regions in the country.
The soup also includes pork balls, two different type of crab noodles, pounded-up rice paddy crab and covered beef leaves, beef wrapped in betel leaves. And there’s lots of greenery in this version of the soup. As well as the plate of shredded lettuce and green perilla leaves that’s served alongside the soup, the bowl is stuffed with spinach.