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Being Ecstatic With 10 Delicious Specialties In Moc Chau

Do you know what special thing Moc Chau has that attracts many tourists every year? Besides the pristine natural landscapes, vast tea hills or fresh air, what else does Moc Chau have to attract?

Moc Chau is a mountainous district located in the Southeast of Son La province, Vietnam, 300 km southwest of Hanoi. The East direction of Moc Chau district borders Van Ho district, the South direction borders Houaphanh province of Laos, the West direction is Yen Chau district, the North direction is Phu Yen district.

It would certainly be a mistake not to mention Moc Chau specialties. So what are the specialties here? Don’t let you wait too long, let’s explore this with our team right here!

IMG Stone Snail Moc Chau

1: Suoi Bang Stone Snail

Suoi Bang stone snail is definitely a Moc Chau specialty that many tourists will want to enjoy when coming here. In particular, the snails for this specialty dish only live in ravines and caves during the rainy season. After being caught, the snails will be cleaned and processed, stir-fried or steamed with ginger and lemongrass.


  • Restaurant 75 Moc Chau – Km73, subdivision 3, Moc Chau Town, Son La
  • Xuan Bac Restaurant 181 – Chieng Di Sub-area, Nong Truong Moc Chau Town, Son La

2: Meo Broccoli

Meo Broccoli are not only a Moc Chau specialty but also associated with the lives of many families here. If you want mustard greens to be delicious, you must choose them when the leaves are still young and green. Vegetables will be chopped finely and stir-fried with garlic, then seasoned with basic spices to ensure a delicious taste for diners. Mustard greens are also a prominent symbol of culinary culture in Moc Chau.


  • Restaurant 70 – Nam Hung Restaurant – Km70, Highway 6, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Restaurant 181 – Xuan Bac Restaurant – Highway 6, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

3: Nam Pia

Nam Pia is a very special dish in Moc Chau, Son La. Using the main ingredients from viscera, buffalo or goat intestines and most especially the intestines containing young feces. Nam Pia is often used as a snack in Moc Chau highlands on special occasions. If you have enough courage, diners should try this special Moc Chau specialty!

Suggested address:

  • Goat Hot Pot Restaurant 68 – Sub-area 68, Moc Chau Farm town (opposite TH and Secondary School 14-6)

4: Be Chao (Fried Veal)

IMG Be Chao Moc Chau

Veal fried rice is a famous dish in the list of Moc Chau specialties! The soft and crispy veal stir-fry will definitely make diners admire it. Veal chao is selected from young male calves, processed and cut into small pieces, dipped in boiling water marinated with spices and then brought to boiling oil. When eating, dipping it with a little soy sauce is great.

Suggested address:

  • Dong Hai Restaurant – Tran Huy Lieu, TT. Moc Chau, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Restaurant 64 – Lan Hong Restaurant – AH13, Van Ho, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Restaurant 181 – Xuan Bac Restaurant – Highway 6, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

5: Salmon

IMG salmon Moc Chau

Moc Chau Salmon is a freshwater fish, its meat is sweet and firm. Salmon can be customized into many dishes from hot pot, salad, soup, porridge,… But the most delicious dish is definitely salmon fillet Sashimi eaten with mustard or soy sauce. Moc Chau salmon dish also has mustard greens, perilla, white radish, and sliced melon when eaten and that is what makes this Moc Chau specialty different.

Suggested address:

  • Salmon restaurant 64 – Chieng Di sub-area, National Highway 6, Van Ho, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Moc Chau Peach Garden Salmon Restaurant – Peach Garden, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

6: Snakehead fish noodle soup

Snakehead fish noodle soup can actually be found in many places, but when enjoying it in Moc Chau, diners will definitely find a different flavor. Snakehead fish will have its meat and bones separated, while the fish meat will be breaded and fried crispy, the fish bones will be stewed in broth. Moc Chau snakehead fish noodle soup will be full of vermicelli, mosquito net, fish meat, tomatoes,… bringing an extremely attractive flavor that makes you want to eat it forever.

Suggested address:

  • Feng Shui fish noodle soup – Tran Huy Lieu, Moc Chau Farm Town, Moc Chau, Son La

7: Colostrum Milk

Moc Chau specialties also include colostrum milk. It’s owns vast grass fields and thousands of dairy cows, which is why cow’s milk from this land has long become extremely famous. Also Moc Chau colostrum is famous for its delicious, nutritious, and fatty taste. Not only that, people here also create many other foods from cow’s milk such as buttermilk, condensed milk, buttermilk cakes,… more. When you visit Moc Chau, remember to try cow’s milk.


  • Moc Chau Dairy Cow Breed Joint Stock Company – Moc Chau Farm Town, Moc Chau District, Son La

8: Crispy fried or grilled stream fish

IMG Stream Fish Moc Chau

In addition to the vast plateaus, Moc Chau is also famous for its many streams and is also home to many diverse types of stream fish. After being caught, stream fish will be cleaned and processed into many dishes such as deep fried or grilled. Depending on each taste, we can add different spices. In general, stream fish is a rustic dish for diners who want to feel Moc Chau culinary culture. It’s a great idea for Vietnam foodies lover.


  • Dong Hai Restaurant – Tran Huy Lieu, TT. Moc Chau, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Restaurant 181 – Xuan Bac Restaurant – Highway 6, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

9: Moc Chau Strawberries

IMG strawberry Moc Chau

Although Moc Chau strawberries have not been around for a long time, they are now one of the famous specialties. Strawberries here are famous for their deliciousness due to the use of strawberry varieties from Japan, combined with favorable climatic and soil conditions, which have produced quality strawberry varieties, not inferior to strawberry varieties in Da Lat. If you want to test the deliciousness of Moc Chau strawberries, remember to enjoy them when you come here.


  • Hana Farm Moc Chau – Bo Bun, Moc Chau, Son La
  • Chimi Farm – Chimi Ban Ang, Ban Ang, Moc Chau, Son La

10: Moc Chau Specialty fruits

Moc Chau is also famous for many other delicious fresh fruits. There are many diverse types such as: fresh peaches, avocados, crispy persimmons, plums,… All are famous fruits in the country. Because it is a growing area, the price of fruit here is very cheap. There’s nothing regrettable about admiring the natural beauty and enjoying delicious fruits, right?


  • Chimi Farm 1 – Ban Ang, Dong Sang commune, Moc Chau district, Son La province
  • Chimi Farm 2 – Next to Heart Tea Hill, Sugarcane Sub-area, Nong Truong Town, Moc Chau, Son La

The land of Moc Chau (Son La) is truly so attractive, isn’t it. Book your Moc Chau tour package to enjoy the majestic natural landscapes and enjoy Moc Chau specialties is truly wonderful. Make a plan and contact Origin Vietnam immediately to join the journey to discover this beautiful land of Moc Chau.

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Moc Chau, about 200 km away from Hanoi. It is a rather small town in the northwest mountainous area of Vietnam. This city is a very popular traveller destination. Specially in spring when peach blossoms in bloom. Moc Chau is famous for its beautiful flower fields, green tea plants, fresh milk, and the love market, of H’Mong ethnic minority.
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