Suggest 12 dishes to cool down in the hot summer of the North and South


Spring is coming Summer is coming. The summer season itself is only a few months away from the North – Central – South. The hot sun always makes people feel stuffy and uncomfortable. Moreover, the hot sun is also the main cause of diseases such as: canker sores, atopic dermatitis, boils, etc. To alleviate these problems, besides using external cooling measures. In addition, the addition of summer snacks will also help your body cool from the inside. Sour soups, refreshing juices,… are always what people look for the most. Together with Dung Ha Dry Food, let’s take a look at some summer cooling dishes in the North and South.

1. Northern summer refreshments

1.1 Summer soups

1.1.1 Sour soup

Every summer, pickled dishes, or sour and sour soup are always loved by many families. Sour soup dishes are often cooked in a variety of colors, eye-catching colors, very delicious and nutritious. Northern sour soup is cooked from simple to sophisticated. Simple soups such as: boiled water spinach with crocodile, fish soup cooked with sour, minced meat soup cooked with sour, clam soup cooked with sour, …


To create a strong sour taste. The main spices used cannot be ignored such as: crocodile fruit, star fruit, dried sour ear, tomato, stomping, … Each spice ingredient brings its own characteristic sour taste. me. Eating sour soup both cools the body and brings a lot of nutritional value. You should try it now.

1.1.2 Hot vegetable soup cooked with minced meat

Spinach is a popular summer vegetable. In order to make the dish more delicious, the minced meat hotpot soup is cooked very simply and the aroma is hard to resist. Making this soup is also quite simple. All ingredients are almost easy to find in the market. Spinach only plucks the young leaves and discards the old leaves. During the preliminaries, you need to use your hands to rub it hard so that the vegetables are soft when cooking.


Before cooking the soup, you can stir-fry the spinach to make the vegetable cook faster. Minced pork is boiled together with hot vegetables. Incorporating into it are some accompanying spices to make the dish more delicious.

See more: Suggestions for a cool summer lunch tray in the 3 regions of the North – Central – South

1.1.3 Cooked clams and sour soup

Sour clam soup is also very popular in the coming summer. To make sour clam soup is also very simple, not too difficult. You can follow the steps below.
  • 500g fresh clams
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 250ml of vinegar
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 horn chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Water
  • Coriander

How to cook:

  • Wash the clams and carrots. Peeled carrots, thinly sliced
  • Finely minced purple onion, diced tomato, thinly sliced horn pepper
  • Bring the water to a boil, put fresh clams in and boil with water for 5-7 minutes for the clams to open their mouths, take out the clams, drain the water.
  • Put 1/2 liter of filtered water in a pot, bring to a boil, add carrots + minced shallots and stir fry for 1-2 minutes to wake up the smell
  • Add tomatoes and stir-fry together with carrots + onions, seasoning + main noodles + seasoning seeds + pepper. Turn off the stove after the tomatoes are soft
  • Put the clams in the tomato pot, boil for 7 minutes
  • Put vinegar in the pot, add chili and cook until the clam soup is just right
  • Add fresh coriander before turning off the stove


That’s it, the cool summer clam soup with sour and sour is done.

1.2 Summer main dish

1.2.1 Grilled Pork Edges

Roasted pork edge is a popular dish in summer cuisine. To make a simple and delicious side roast pork chop, follow these steps:
  • 300g pork belly
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 white radish
  • 1/2 red chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 spoon of soy sauce
  • 1/2 oyster sauce
  • 1/2 pepper
  • Optional herbs

How to cook:

  • Pork washed, cut into 0.5cm thick pieces
  • Marinate meat with sugar + soy sauce + oyster sauce + pepper for about 10 minutes
  • Minced purple onion, diced carrot, thinly sliced white cabbage, red pepper cut into strips
  • Put 1 cooking oil in a pan, heat it up, add the meat and sauté until the meat is cooked and golden brown on both sides. Reach out to drain the oil
  • Using a new pan, add cooking oil to the hot pan, add red onions and saute
  • Continue to stir-fry carrots + white radish until soft. Add chili and sauté for 1-2 minutes more
  • Stir-fry pork belly with chopped herbs. Stir well to infuse seasoning
  • Taste the seasoning to taste
  • Put the meat on a plate, garnish with herbs and red pepper


1.2.2 Braised Fish

Braised fish is also a favorite summer dish of many Vietnamese families. Let’s learn how to do it.
  • 500g tilapia
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3-4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 minced purple onion
  • 1-2 chopped chili peppers
  • Coconut
  • Green onions, cilantro

How to cook:

  • Wash the fish, cut into pieces about 3-4cm
  • Put cooking oil in a pan, heat it up, add minced garlic until fragrant
  • Pour coconut milk, fish sauce + sugar into the pan. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for about 5 minutes to infuse the spices
  • Put the fish in the pot, stir well with the seasoning and add 1-2 cups of water to cover the fish
  • Cook over high heat until the fish boils for 10 minutes. Then, reduce the heat and cook for another 20-30 minutes so that the water is evenly absorbed into the fish.
  • The fish is cooked and the sweetness permeates every piece of fish
  • If you find that there is still a lot of water, bring to a boil over high heat until the water dries up just enough. Stir well so that the braised fish has a nice color and evenly absorbs the spices
  • Garnish the braised fish with scallions and coriander


1.3 Summer desserts

1.3.1 Pineapple juice

Pineapple juice is a great drink to refresh, fresh and nutritious. How to make pineapple juice as follows:
  • 1 pineapple
  • Water
  • Honey
  • Ice


  • Peel the pineapple, cut off the hard part. Chop pineapple into small pieces
  • Put the pineapple in a blender, blend until the pineapple is completely watered, no lumps
  • Strain pineapple juice through a sieve to get juice, remove residue
  • Add honey to pineapple, stir well
  • Add some water + ice cubes and enjoy


1.3.2 Beauty tea

Here’s how to make a simple beauty tea:
  • 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 fresh fruit (mango, apple, grapefruit,…) chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon condensed milk
  • Water


  • Wash the ingredients above
  • Soak green beans + black beans in cold water overnight
  • Boil water with sugar, add green beans + black beans and cook when they are soft and seeds are big
  • Add the shiitake mushrooms to the pot, cook for about 15 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft
  • Add the chopped fruit to the pot, stir well and cook for 5-10 minutes. You can add a little cornstarch + turmeric powder to create color
  • Turn off the heat, add honey + condensed milk to the pot. Stir well and wait for the tea to cool down and enjoy immediately


2. Southern summer refreshments

2.1 Stuffed bitter melon soup

Stuffed bitter melon soup is a famous dish of Southerners. Bitter gourd is also known as bitter melon. Although this fruit has a characteristic bitter taste that is difficult to eat, when stuffed with meat to cook soup, they have a sweet taste of bitter melon and meat. They are very suitable for use in family meals as well as during traditional Tet holidays.


In addition to cooking soup, fresh bitter melon is also eaten with shrimp paste and enjoyed with wine that is extremely cool and good for the body.

2.2 Stir-fried morning glory with garlic

It seems that stir-fried morning glory with garlic is only popular in the North, but even in the South, this is also a very delicious and popular dish. Water spinach is an easy-to-grow, low-cost vegetable that can be used regularly throughout the week without fear of boredom. In addition to sautéing garlic, water spinach is also used to cook sour soup to eat extremely cool every summer.
Let’s start making stir-fried morning glory with garlic:
  • 200g water spinach
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Condiments: seasoning seeds, main noodles,…


  • Wash the spinach, cut off the stem. Pick up vegetables to drain
  • Put cooking oil in a pan, boil cooking oil, when oil is hot, add minced garlic and fry until fragrant
  • Garlic smells good, add water spinach and stir-fry with garlic for about 5 minutes. Stir well so that the vegetables are cooked evenly, avoiding burning
  • Add spices + seasoning seeds + main noodles + fish sauce and stir-fry together with water spinach for 1-2 minutes
  • When the water spinach is cooked, turn off the heat, put the water spinach on a plate and serve it with hot rice


2.3 Summer cooling dishes – Stir-fried beef with dragon beans

Fried dishes, fried through grease always bring a lot of bad sides if we use them often. But perhaps, stir-fried beef with dragon beans is indispensable every summer.
Stir-fried beef with dragon beans has a slightly musty taste if you are enjoying it for the first time. However, if you eat it about 2 times, you will enjoy the taste of this dish. Guaranteed that they will make you addicted, enamored and eager to have the opportunity to visit the South.
To make stir-fried beef with Southern dragon beans is as simple as follows:
  • 200g thinly sliced beef
  • 300g dragon beans, legs removed, washed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 purple onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSG


  • Put cooking oil in a pan, heat the oil, add garlic + shallots and fry until fragrant
  • Put the beef in the pan, stir fry evenly. Then, add the dragon beans and stir-fry with the beef. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes until the beans are cooked and keep their green color
  • Mix fish sauce + sugar + ground pepper + monosodium glutamate into the pan, stir together for about 2-4 minutes
  • Turn off the stove, scoop fried beef with dragon beans on a plate, serve with hot rice is the best


2.4 Khuc Bach tea

Khuc Bach tea is a very cool and refreshing dish for hot summer days. Khuc Bach tea is the perfect combination between sweet alum sugar water, a little fragrance from the smell of litchi. Accompanied by that are the white, greasy balls, made from fresh milk cream, very delicious to eat. Eat Khuc Bach tea, sprinkle a little more almonds and some ice cubes, you can completely dispel the harsh heat of summer.
In addition, you can completely make Khuc Bach tea at home in the following way:
  • 200g dried lotus seeds
  • 200g green beans soaked in water overnight
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 spoon of tapioca starch
  • Boiled water


  • Chickpeas soak in water overnight, then boil. Pick up the beans to drain
  • Lotus seeds soaked in water before. Wash lotus seeds, soak them in water for 30 minutes before processing
  • Boil water in a pot, add lotus seeds and cook until soft, take them out and drain
  • Put the sugar in a pot, cook until the sugar is melted. Add coconut milk + lotus seeds + green beans to the pot, cook evenly
  • Mix cornstarch + tapioca flour with 2 tablespoons of water, mix well and pour into the pot to boil until the tea is thick and a little thick
  • Turn off the stove, scoop the white tea into a bowl, let it cool and put ice + almonds on the island and enjoy immediately


2.5 Summer cooling dishes – Cool watermelon smoothie

A glass of fruit smoothie will help your body cool down and quench thirst immediately. Fruit is known to be a source of rich nutritional value, good for the health of the user. Perhaps, watermelon smoothie is the most favorite drink every summer. Cheap price, you can completely make watermelon smoothie at home with only 5 minutes. Here’s how to do it:
  • 1 watermelon
  • 50g ice cubes
  • Water


  • Remove the inside of the watermelon from the rind
  • Put the watermelon flesh + ice cubes in the blender
  • Blend together until desired smoothness
  • Pour watermelon smoothie into a cup, add 2-3 ice cubes, mix well and enjoy while the drink is still cold


You can mix more watermelon with other ingredients such as fresh coconut, coconut milk, butter or condensed milk to increase the fat and richness. In addition, watermelon smoothies can be garnished with some chia seeds or mint leaves to enhance flavor and color.

3. Summary

Above are all the summer cooling dishes of the North and South that Dung Ha Dry Food meticulously sent to readers. The cool summer dishes will help your body become comfortable, refreshing, healthy and full of energy. Add these dishes to your family’s menu. Thank you for reading.


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