03.08.2021, 13:34

15 most expensive dishes in Vietnam

The dishes are sold at sky-high prices, only the rich should enjoy, surprising many people. Let’s find out what they are so expensive dishes!


The shark is a common fish that live in seas around the world. According to the statistics of scientists, currently, in the world, there are more than 420 species of sharks of different sizes. Shark fishing has become a prominent profession, attracting the majority of fishermen in countries bordering the sea in the world. People catch sharks mainly for their fins because shark fins are of great value in the world market. Currently, the countries that catch and consume the largest shark fins in the world are the US and China. In Vietnam, there are also shark fishing areas such as Phu Yen, Nha Trang, and Binh Dinh.

Shark fins have been used as food for thousands of years, but scientists have only been interested in the effects of shark fins and cartilage on the disease since the 1950s-1960s. Chondroitin in shark fin cartilage is often processed into drugs that have the following effects: · Treatment of bone and joint diseases. Treat eye diseases. Nourish the body…
Therefore, they have a very high value. In Vietnam, a small bowl of processed food is sold for 1.3 million VND, while the unprocessed price fluctuates around 10 to 20 million VND/kg.

Shark fins on display.


Lobster often lives under coral reefs, has long been considered the king of seafood in the shrimp family because of its sweet and firm flesh. Lobster stands out with two big, very strong claws, the most delicious and sweetest shrimp meat is also in these two parts. Because lobster’s food is mainly fish, crab, oysters… so this is seafood rich in calcium and protein, helping to improve health and enhance physical strength.
At seafood restaurants, lobster is processed into many delicious dishes such as grilled shrimp with cheese, grilled with garlic butter, tomato butter sauce… With a high price, about 3 million VND/kg but shrimp dish This dish is very attractive to gourmets but this shrimp dish is very attractive to gourmets.

15 most expensive dishes in Vietnam
Cooked lobster.

Huynh De Crab (Emperor)

King crab is a specialty from the waters of Quang Ngai to Phu Yen. This crab was formerly used to pay tribute to the kings in Vietnam because it was said that they were delicious and good for health. King crab can be processed into dishes such as roasted tamarind, roasted with salt, grilled… but the most delicious and simple dish in processing is still steamed with salt, pepper, green pepper, or boiled for non-onion meat, spices and then cooked. porridge. Compared with other seafood, Huynh De crab affirms the level of quality that has long been compared to black cod and red salmon.
Currently, Huynh De crab is sold for 2 to 2.5 million VND/kg. This is considered an extremely high price for crabs.

King crab.


Sa Sung is a type of seafood (belonging to the Sa Sung branch). This species is commonly found in the waters of Van Don and Mong Cai, Quang Ninh province, in Nha Trang, (Cua Be, Hon Rua…), Con Dao, in addition to Van My beach, Dong Hung, China. .

Sa worm is one of the rare seafood. From ancient times, they were exploited to make a tribute to kings and mandarins. Only the rich are eligible to use it. According to Oriental medicine, sage can be used as an aphrodisiac, increasing vitality. They can be used to make medicine by soaking in saltwater, boiled, stretched and dried. If you want to eat it again, boil it again and then cut it into small pieces and cook it with Chinese medicine or put it in the belly of the chicken and then eat it.

In addition, Sa Sung is also used both fresh (cooking soup, scrambled) or dried (roasted). In the traditional pho of Hanoi and Nam Dinh, to sweeten the broth, in addition to simmering beef bones, people also add sago or shrimp. Currently, the value of Sa Sung is being sold for 2.3 million VND/kg.

Fresh wormwood.

Ginseng poultry

Ginseng is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. This is a bird with a jet-black head and neck, red-brown eyes, long pointed beak and white horns on the back of the beak, with an average weight of 400-500g, but there are also birds weighing 700g.

Ginseng is a migratory bird, every year it flies across the earth. Ginseng lives on plants found at the bottom of ponds and lakes. Ginseng breeds in many freshwater lakes and lagoons in the Old World. When the weather is cold in winter, Ginseng migrates to the South and West. Because it used to be a product for kings, it has a very high price. Currently, a Panax ginseng raised in farms will cost 1.8 million VND/kg. Wild-caught ones will be sold for even higher prices.

Ginseng poultry.

Dong Tao Chicken

Dong Tao chicken or Dong Cao chicken is an endemic and rare chicken breed of Vietnam. The outstanding feature of this type of chicken is the ugly legs, the legs are big and rough when grown-up can weigh over 4.5 kg (rooster) and over 3.5 kg (a hen). This is a traditional chicken breed of Dong Tao commune, Khoai Chau district, Hung Yen province, and people used to use it to make sacrifices and festivals, or to advance to the King. Dong Tao chicken belongs to the list of rare and precious poultry breeds of Vietnam currently being preserved genetic resources.

Dong Tao chicken can process many dishes such as squeezing chicken skin, steamed chicken with mushrooms, chicken feet stewed with medicinal herbs… many localities are having a movement to raise Dong Tao chickens because of their ease of raising and high economic efficiency. Some countries such as the UK, Japan, … are also intending to import this type of chicken for research. In Ho Chi Minh City at the beginning of 2012, roosters with beautiful generals, big legs, and majesty cost up to 5 to 6 million VND/head. Chicken feet cost from 1 to 1.5 million VND / kg but Dong Tao chicken feet are always popular among the rich.

Dong Tao chicken with big feet.


Anh Vu is considered a precious fish and is often used as a kingfish during the feudal period in Vietnam. Legend has it that the Anh Vu fish existed in Vietnam from two thousand years BC, and was offered to the Hung Kings by a local people. King Hung gave the name Anh Vu, titled “Van Lang the first fish” and issued an edict asking the people if they caught this fish to offer it to the court.

In Anh Vu fish, the most delicious is the lip cartilage block. The lip cartilage block makes Anh Vu fish have a mouth like a pig’s snout. Therefore, fishermen in Cat wharf, Viet Tri, Phu Thi often call it pig snout fish. Because they cling to the cliffs to gnaw on the moss in the riverbed, their lips become like that. Even when they sleep, they also use their lips to cling to rocks.
Currently, on the market, the selling price of Anh Vu fish is about 850 thousand to 1.3 million VND/kg if it is frozen fish, 1.4 to 1.5 million VND/kg if it is raw fish.

Anh Vu fish with lips is an identifying feature.

Cross-bred chicken with Nine spurs

Ripe chicken or stilt chicken is the name referring to a breed of chicken in Vietnam with the characteristic of having many spurs. This type of chicken is raised in the Mau Son commune of Loc Binh district, Lang Son province and Thanh Son area, Xuan Son commune, Tan Son district of Phu Tho. The nine spurts chicken is mentioned in the legend of Son Tinh – Thuy Tinh as a betrothal required by the Hung King to propose to My Nuong along with the nine-tusked elephant and nine red-haired horses. Raising this type of chicken gives high economic efficiency.

However, nowadays, chickens with full nine spurs are quite rare and precious, almost no longer available, mainly seven and eight spurs. The selling price of these hybrid chickens is as follows: For chickens with 5-6 spurs, the price ranges from 400-500,000 VND/kg. Type 7 spurs cost 900-1 million VND/kg.

Rare, ripe chicken.


Ngan is a mollusk, bivalve that lives in saltwater and brackish water. In Vietnam, the only large and edible type is found only in the area of ​​the Bach Dang estuary where the border between Quang Ninh and Hai Phong is located. Ngan is a specialty of Quang Ninh.

Boring is a nutrient-dense food. The meat is full of protit, gluxit, lipid, many vitamins and minerals necessary for the body. Bored of catching or buying it, put it in a basin of water to wash off the mud, then put it in a bowl of water to wash the rice, or Soak in warm water for about 2-3 hours for them to release all the sand and then take it out. From bored pigs, you can process many delicious and nutritious dishes that are processed into many different dishes such as boiled boredom, grilled boredom, and bored salad. , bored porridge, vermicelli… Bored dishes prepared in different ways have their own flavor. The most special is the boring wine.

The selling price is about 600 to 800,000 VND/kg.

Fresh boredom.

Crispy carp

Crispy carp has just been introduced to Vietnam and has become a favorite dish of the rich because its meat is firm, sweet, and chewy. When eating, can feel the sweetness of shrimp and the toughness of pork in it. Compared to farmed carp or river fish, crispy carp has a superior taste and aroma.

The selling price is also much higher, about 400 to 500 thousand VND/kg

Crispy carp farming image.

Lime fish

Because the fish’s beak has a long tubular shape and the tip of the mouth is flared out like the mouth of a lime pot, so fishermen named this female species the lime fish. The fish has a length like a large eel, a round body, and red skin. Adults are up to a meter in length, weighing about 1 kg. Lime fish is precious seafood of the Central Coast, sought after by gourmets with prices ranging from 1 to 1.3 million VND.

Lime fish meat is very delicious and is a good source of protein, low in fat, many vitamins such as niacin, B6 and minerals such as calcium, iron, etc. to help create red blood cells and activate the immune system. Fish also contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, this fish is also used by doctors as medicine for back pain, kidney tonic and to help women give birth easily. Besides, lime fish is cooked with jujube and shiitake mushrooms to treat goiter and music (swollen neck lymph nodes, tuberculosis)…and can be used for both children and the elderly.

Lime fish

Devil face fish

The devil face fish is the most poisonous fish in the world, akin to a scorpion. Devil face fish has a large rough body, many fins on the back, like a rock with rough red-brown patchy skin, so it is also called a stonefish. Devil face fish live in reefs (reef), coral… Immediately after catching, fishermen often drop the fish into a sealed compartment with sea water and run an oxygen machine to keep the fish healthy in the new environment.

The processing of this fish requires a lot of effort and the chef must be really skillful. First, it is not easy to filter out the rough outer layer of skin. The fish skin is very tough, with many sharp fins, so the chef really has to be very attentive and careful. Using a sharp blade, inclined at a 45-degree angle, the chef gently wriggles the tip of the knife to separate the fish skin and fish meat, how to keep the fish meat inside.

Devil’s face fish meat is strangely delicious, firm, chewy and sweet like chicken, with a crispy part like a lobster, a piece of white fish that is clear and thick. However, the devil face fish cannot be eaten raw, the fish skin is not edible (cleaned can be eaten but very bitter). The processing of devil fish such as grilled, deep-fried, steamed in Hong Kong, cooked porridge, cooked hot pot … really just eat full without knowing boredom. Devil’s face fish eat not only delicious, strange taste but rich in omega 3 nutrients to help good blood circulation, reduce the risk of heart disease.

Devil face fish

Kobe beef

Dubbed the cows that “eat young grass, listen to symphony music”, Kobe beef (in the Kinki region, Japan) is considered the most expensive in the world. The reason why Kobe beef is expensive is that they are very rare, due to their limited supply, high care costs, and unique delicious quality. Although today it is very famous and sought after all over the world. It took several months for the Japanese to want to order), but during the feudal period (1600-1860s), Kobe cows were only used for traction and people were forbidden to slaughter the animals, which were very expensive. important to Japanese agriculture at that time.
Kobe beef is divided into 5 types, from A1 to A5, with a large difference in price. What makes Kobe beef different is the sweetness that melts the tongue when diners taste them. Because the whole process of raising cows is only done in certain regions of Japan to produce the right type of meat with a specific flavor, the price of Kobe beef is always at a high level. On average, each kilogram of delicious beef is priced from 500 USD to 3,000 USD.

Kobe beef


Salanganes’Nest, or swiftlet’s nest (or rather, a nest made in a cave/cave – nest = nest), is the name of a famous food – medicine made of swiftlet nests. This is a delicacy of East Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and many other countries. In Vietnam, bird’s nest is classified as Bat Tran (eight delicious dishes). Bird’s nest soup is known as “the caviar of the East”. Salanganes’Nest soup looks like a knife glue cooked with spices with the addition of a little starch and sugar. Bird’s nest is one of the most expensive dishes made from animals, in Hong Kong the price of a bowl of bird’s nest soup is about 60 USD.

People can process bird’s nest into many dishes such as: bird’s nest with traditional Chinese medicine, bird’s nest soup with young pigeons, sticky rice porridge with bird’s nest… very nutritious. Although this is an expensive dish, it is very popular with gourmets in Vietnam. You can buy the most bird’s nest in Khanh Hoa. This is where swiftlets make the most nests in Vietnam, with the price of about 4.5 million VND/100g. Not only in Vietnam, bird’s nest is also exported to many other Asian countries.



Sea cucumbers are invertebrates with high nutritional value, often used to promote health and treat a number of related diseases. In medicine, sea cucumber is considered to have the effect of increasing resistance, improving oxygen absorption and fighting myocardial fatigue. In our country, there are also many types of sea cucumbers, such as: in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the most common types are: Leptopentacta typical Stichopus or Chloronotus Holothuria Martensii or Protankyra Pseudodigitata… And sea cucumbers are found a lot in Khanh Hoa sea or Truong island sea. Sa, Con Dao, Phu Quoc, Tho Chu…
Sea cucumbers have a lot of use, here are some uses:
– Helps kidney fill fine with case di Latino, impotence, nocturia …
– Help rewarding robust, especially for crystal case online damage
– Helps to relax, good for people with constipation, diabetes.
– Helps to replenish blood, good for people with anemia
– Helps prevent and treat strong atherosclerosis, stabilize blood pressure, minimize heart diseases.
In addition, red sea cucumber is also good for women: it is considered a panacea of ​​beauty because it contains more than 60% collagen to help increase the survival time of cells, reducing the aging process. The testosterone content in Sea leeches helps to improve and regulate female hormones, enhancing women’s health.


These aquatic and seafood species are really expensive, not only in Vietnam in particular but also in the world. They are really desirable for low-income people.

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