Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA
Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA
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Tastes like caviar: worm omelette, a seasonal Vietnamese delicacy, draws diners from miles around

  • Ragworms appear on the sea’s surface on certain days of the lunar cycle in autumn. In Hanoi, Vietnam, they are harvested to make a delicacy called cha ruoi
  • The worms are boiled, then mixed with minced pork, tangerine peel, herbs and eggs and fried. ‘Delicious and unique,’ says a diner who travelled 10km to try one

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Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA
Worm omelette, or cha ruoi, is a delicacy mostly eaten in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ragworms are boiled to remove their fishy flavour, then combined with eggs, minced pork, herbs and tangerine peel. Photo: DPA
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