Safe dining tips for seafood in Halong

Halong, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its tens of thousands of caverns and grottos, is also known for its quantity of nutritious and delectable seafood such as crab, prawns, fish, and sea snails. Gourmets visiting Halong will be able to withstand the temptation of fresh seafood without gaining weight. Food illness is always a possibility when it comes to seafood. Some safety tips for dining seafood in Halong are listed below.


1. After eating seafood, stay away from fruits and tea.

The reason for this is that the acid in sour fruits may interfere with your body's ability to absorb protein from seafood. Furthermore, the tannin in fruits may mix with the calcium and protein in seafood to stimulate your digestive system, causing stomach pain and vomiting. When you drink tea after a seafood lunch, the same thing happens.

2. Drinking a lot of beer while eating seafood is not a good idea.

According to scientists, drinking beer while eating seafood doubles the risk of developing gout or arthritis. As a result, it's best to keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum when eating seafood.

3. Raw crab should never be eaten.

Unprocessed Ha Long's crab contains a hazardous parasite bacteria known as lung fluke, which can cause severe coughing, bloody coughing, and even cerebral paralysis. Crabs should be properly cooked for 25 minutes at the very least.

4. In general, don't eat raw seafood.

The bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which is hazardous to the digestive system, can be found in raw fish or uncooked seafood. Furthermore, the bacteria are capable of surviving in high-temperature environments (more than 80oC). Although sushi and sashimi are irresistible, try not to overindulge, especially if you're dining in shady establishments.

5. Shopping advice for seafood

It's a lot of fun to go to the market and buy your own seafood to take back to your hotel and have the chefs prepare it for you. Remember, though, to choose ones that are still alive and fresh, as deceased marine animals, particularly those with shells, contain far more bacteria or poisons.

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