Delicious dishes from ocean tuna eyes

Tuna eyes are a famous specialty of Quy Nhon, because of their fatty taste and rich nutrition. At first, many people are hesitant because of the “weirdness” of eating fish eyes, but once they taste it, they will be addicted without realizing it. Especially the following special dishes.

Spicy and sour tuna eye hotpot

If you are bored with the usual seafood hotpot, try changing your taste with spicy and sour tuna eye hotpot. Tuna eyes have a very special fatty taste. If prepared normally, they can easily become greasy when eaten. However, when combined with the sour and spicy taste of hot pot, it creates a rather boring dish.

The way to make spicy and sour ocean tuna eyes in hot pot is quite simple. If you have not had the opportunity to go to Quy Nhon, you can prepare it at home if you can buy fresh tuna eyes. To have a delicious hot pot, you need about 4-5 fish eyes, sour bamboo shoots, shrimp, squid, bones, tomatoes, pineapple, lemon, chili, ginger, onion, garlic. Add noodles and raw vegetables to serve.

To make the hot pot broth sweet, you should simmer the bones for at least 1 hour. Sauté onion, garlic, chili, ginger until fragrant, saute sliced tomatoes and pineapple. Then add the bone broth, when the water boils, add the fish eyes, shrimp and squid and sour bamboo shoots and cook for another 10 minutes. Season to taste and you can use it.

When asked what is delicious to cook with ocean tuna eyes, hot pot is the easiest to make. However, to produce the standard Quy Nhon flavor is not a simple thing. If you have the opportunity to come to Quy Nhon, don’t forget to order the fish eye hotpot to enjoy the special freshness and deliciousness of the Central Coast region.

Tuna eyes stewed with green pepper

If you are not a fan of hot pot, what delicious dish can you cook with tuna eyes? Often fatty seafood when combined with spicy spices will create a dish that stimulates the taste buds. Tuna eyes stewed with green pepper are a typical example of that combination.

With this dish, you can also make it at home, with not too fussy ingredients: Tuna eyes (1-3 depending on needs), whole green pepper, onion, white pepper, minced onion and garlic. , pork bones, spinach, shiitake mushrooms.

You should prepare tuna eyes with wine to remove the fishy smell, boil and marinate with onions, garlic, and pepper for about 10 minutes to absorb the spices.

To have delicious broth, you need to simmer pork bones, mushrooms, and onions for about 60 minutes, then add green pepper and cook for another 20 minutes. Then, add fish eyes and onions and season to taste. Boil for another 10 minutes for a complete delicious dish.

Tuna eyes stewed with green pepper are often eaten with spinach and vermicelli. On rainy or cold days, there’s nothing better than enjoying a greasy and spicy fish stew with pepper and pepper, right?

Tuna eyes stewed with Chinese medicine

Among all the delicious dishes made from ocean tuna eyes, the most famous is tuna eyes stewed with Chinese medicine. This dish not only has a delicious taste but is also very nutritious for your health. Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs are often combined such as star anise, hollyhock, caraway, jujube, hexagon, and goji berries.

After being cleaned and deodorized, tuna eyes are marinated with traditional Chinese medicine ingredients, adding ginger, sliced purple onions, pepper, lemongrass, and spices for about 20 minutes.

Then, put the marinated mixture into a porcelain or clay pot, cover tightly and cook for about 30 minutes. During the cooking process, there is no need to add water because the fish eyes will naturally secrete fresh water. This dish is often eaten with perilla leaves and Siamese chili. In Quy Nhon, the dish is often served with rice paper and peanuts.

So, do you know what makes ocean tuna eyes delicious? Although you can make all of the above dishes at home with a little ingenuity. However, it is impossible to have the special attractive flavor like that enjoyed right in Quy Nhon. Perhaps the difference lies in the freshness of the ingredients?

And when it comes to Quy Nhon tuna eyes, anyone who has ever visited will never forget Ms. Thuan’s ocean tuna eye restaurant. Located right in front of Bui Huu Nghia street, it is not too difficult for you to get to the restaurant. The restaurant’s space is quite simple, with the typical blue color of the sea. The restaurant is always crowded because the food is delicious and the prices are quite affordable.

The food at Ms. Thuan’s restaurant is always hot. When customers arrive, it is freshly prepared, so the food is always steaming and hot. Especially ocean tuna eyes stewed with Chinese medicine. I don’t understand why the taste of the stew can be so sweet. The fragrant fish smell that wafts up the nostrils is not at all fishy but also mixed with a very pleasant herbal scent. The fish’s eyes are big and shiny. When you take a bite, the fatty taste melts in your mouth. The meat is soft and the sweet taste mixed with a bit of spiciness is very stimulating. Take another sip of beer, oh my, it feels good.

Quy Nhon has many shops selling tuna eyes, but Ms. Thuan’s tuna eyes make people addicted forever because of the exclusive recipe and extremely friendly service. I hope that one day when I return to Quy Nhon, I will stop by Ms. Thuan’s tuna eye shop, let’s get drunk with beer and chat.

“Tuna House” – Ocean tuna Ms. Thuan Quy Nhon

HOTLINE: 090 544 70 81

No. 15 Bui Huu Nghia, Ward Nguyen Van Cu, Quy Nhon City