Phu Quoc Mackerel Noodle Soup


Seafood is a important part of the Phu Quoc experience that you can not miss when visiting this island. Seafood in Phu Quoc has the variety of types and the high nutrition. Mackerel is an important food fish that is a specialty in Phu Quoc. As an oily fish, it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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In Phu Quoc, Mackerel noodle soup (Banh canh ca thu) is a popular food. It’s made from manioc-flour noodle which are dipped in broth and serve with slices of fried mackerel, fish sauce, freshly chopped chili pepper, sprout bean and herbs.  Banh canh is a specialty of Phu Quoc island that’s worth a taste. Coming to Phu Quoc, don’t miss a chance to taste this delicious food.

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Health benefit of mackerel

Mackerel is rich in omega 3 fatty acids but low in saturated fat. According to health specialists, eating mackerel brings about lots of benefits. Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like mackerel, have been proven to be very effective in lowering triglyceride levels that have been linked to heart disease and stroke. Mackerel has been shown to be effective for, not only reducing the risk of heart disease, but also a deterrent for dying from heart disease due to its omega-3 fatty acids. Some researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acid is even more effective at reducing heart attacks than some commonly prescribed drugs used for lowering cholesterol.

Mackerel can help you fight and prevent cancer by reducing the amount of agents that cause cancer in your cells, primarily in the breast, colon and prostate areas. An abundance of nutrients can be found in mackerel, which include calcium, potassium, selenium and magnesium. These nutrients help maintain proper function of the body and are important for the heart, bones and teeth, nerves and muscles, and proper metabolic function. Besides, mackerel also reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and help improve cognitive function. That is reason why mackerel is preferred by lots of housewives.

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What makes mackerel noodle soup special?

Who aren’t drawn by a hearty bowl of hot noodle soup and mackerel? Noodle is firm but tender inside and crisp. Fried mackerel is so greasy and mushy that surely makes you mouth-watering. When eating mackerel noodle soup, don’t forget to sprinkle some lemon juice on top of noodle to make a perfect combination. Mackerel noodle soup is served with herbs aside.

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