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Fish, Meat & Fowl

Thanks to Vietnam's long coastline, seafood has always been a major source of protein. Crabs, prawns, shrimps,cuttlefish. clams, eel. shellfish and many species of finfish can be found up and down the coast. For sea food lovers a coastal culinary cruise is a highlight of a trip to Vietnam In Vietnam, chickens, as well as other fowl. are produced in barmaids Beef tends to be expensive as there is not much suitable land lor cattle to graze. Pork is one of the favounie maets. Frogs’ legsare popular but lamb and mutton are rarely seen. Then there are those, shall we say. ‘unusual’ meats (see the boxed text Travel Your Tastebuds).