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Top 10 Food in Dong Van – Ha Giang Specialties That Make You Fall in Love

Dong Van Karst Plateau not only captivates tourists with its majestic, poetic and charming natural landscapes, and unique cultural features. But it also delights tourists with its diverse and delicious cuisine. unique. Below are the top 10 most attractive and famous Dong Van Ha Giang specialties that visitors must definitely try when coming to this rocky plateau:

1. Banh Cuon Chan (Soup roll rice cake)

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For many tourists, Banh Cuon chan is a dish that cannot be missed if you come to the Dong Van karst plateau. It can be said that this dish is the soul of the cuisine here. The cake is coated in a thin layer and steamed on a wood stove. The filling will be made by the chef according to the diners’ taste. It can be minced meat, omelet or both.

In particular, unlike the Banh Cuon in the countryside, we often eat and dip it with fish sauce. The Banh Cuon in Dong Van is served with a bowl of delicious and rich bone stew soup. The fatty sweetness of the bone broth along with the aromatic. The firm meat of the pork sausage mixed with the pungent taste of green onions create a seductive flavor that no diner can resist.

2. Stone Moss

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Stone moss is a very special dish of the Tay people. The name itself says that the main ingredient of the dish is moss. Moss grows on rocks, deep in the cool stream. People will take moss and process it into many dishes such as moss soup, grilled moss or moss salad,…

3. Smoked Buffalo Meat

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Smoked buffalo meat is very familiar to the people of the Northwest mountains and forests, especially the Black Thai people. This meat dish is made from buffalo corn, domestically raised cows and free range in the Northwest mountains. The unique and unmistakable flavor of kitchen buffalo meat is the perfect blend of buffalo meat, kitchen smoke, mac khen and forest leaves. It’s a part of Vietnam foodies lover during winter season

4. Thang Den

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At a glance, Ha Giang amaranth is quite similar to the floating rice cake that lowland people often eat, but it is more special. The amaranth cake balls are rolled into balls, a little larger than a thumb. And placed in a bowl of sweet sugar water mixed with coconut milk and a few slices of ginger. Sip a bowl of won amaranth, diners will feel the blend of three extremely attractive flavors of sweet, fatty and spicy. Bite into a piece of cake, the soft and flexible piece of rice flour seems to melt right in your mouth. Traveling to Dong Van, do not miss this attractive specialty.

5. Men Men and Sour Soup

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Just hearing the names Men Men and To Sour is confusing for many people, especially tourists from far away enjoying it for the first time. It sounds like a strange name, but this dish is very simple, made from corn, bean powder and mustard greens. Men’s noodles are steamed corn flour and sour noodles are mashed bean flour and mustard greens. Local people here enjoy eating sour nests with Men Men. The cool taste of the sour nest blends with the sweet taste of men’s meat to create an extremely harmonious and attractive flavor. This is one of the Dong Van Ha Giang specialties that visitors should not miss.

6. Thang Co and corn wine

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Many people say that if you have been to the highlands of Ha Giang and have never tried Thang Co and corn wine, you are still considered to have not been here because you have not enjoyed all the characteristics of the Northwest mountains.

Đong Van Thang Co is most delicious and delicious when prepared from horse or cow organs. The dish will not be seasoned with any spices to maintain the best flavor. That’s why people often eat thang co with a bowl of salt to make it richer and easier to drink.

The bowl of Thang Co is full of intestines and gizzards, hot, fragrant and sweet, and will definitely make any visitor unable to resist. In the chilly weather in Dong Van, holding a hot bowl of thang co while blowing and eating, sipping some spicy Ha Giang corn wine while admiring the enchanting natural beauty around is an impossible experience. forgotten during the tour in Ha Giang.

7. Smoked sausage

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The aroma of meat mixed with the characteristic smell of kitchen smoke is probably the most typical culinary flavor in the Northwest highlands. Kitchen-mounted sausages have a unique way of cooking. Especially people here who will hang pieces of sausage on the stove for a long time. These sausages will be exposed to smoke when they are cooked until cooked.

After that, the sausage will be brought down and processed in many different ways to enjoy: it can be steamed, fried, etc. This specialty dish is even more wonderful as a snack to enjoy with corn wine!

8. Five-color sticky rice

IMG Five Color Sticky Rice Ha Giang

When mentioning Dong Van Ha Giang specialties, we cannot forget to mention five-color sticky rice. Parboiled sticky rice, combined with a variety of forest leaves to create vibrant colors, forms this sticky rice dish. Each color symbolizes one of the five elements (Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth).

Not only is it beautiful and colorful, five-color sticky rice is also very attractive, both fragrant and flexible, and has the unique flavor of each type of sticky rice. A bowl of five-colored sticky rice will help visitors recharge enough energy for a day of exploring the stone plateau. If you have the opportunity to come to Ha Giang, definitely don’t forget to try this famous specialty dish!

9. Buckwheat cake

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No need to introduce so much, buckwheat cake is the most famous specialty dish when traveling to Ha Giang. This cake is made from buckwheat flour mixed with glutinous rice flour and crushed hemp leaves. After kneading the dough until smooth and flexible, people shape the cake into round, flat cakes and then deep-fry them in a pan of oil until golden brown.

Enjoying buckwheat cake, visitors will feel the viscosity of sticky rice and the typical flavor of buckwheat flowers in the Northwest highlands. In particular, any tourist who has the opportunity to visit Dong Van during the buckwheat season cannot ignore the charm of this specialty.

10. Au Tau Porridge

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Many people think that if they haven’t eaten Au Tau porridge, it means they haven’t been to Ha Giang. This dish is not only delicious but also the most unique dish in the rocky plateau. Ingredients such as minced meat and au tau root – one of the top poisons that can endanger human life when unprocessed – make up this porridge.

However, after being carefully and thoroughly processed to remove toxins. It’s become a precious medicine that is very good for health. Au Tau porridge has a characteristic bitter taste that can make it difficult for many people to eat if they are not used to it. But maybe once you get used to it, you will become addicted to this specialty again? tour to Ha Giang, don’t forget to try this dish!

Above are the top 10 Dong Van Ha Giang specialties that tourists should not miss when coming to this rocky plateau. Sure that will make the trip more complete and memorable.

If you are planning your adventure tour in Vietnam to Dong Van – Ha Giang. Contact Origin Vietnam travel team – a professional local tour operator, we will be a reliable partner with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated consultants and guides, we will take you there. The journey to explore Dong Van – Ha Giang not only has breathtaking natural scenery. But you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious specialties here. Wishing you a happy and meaningful trip.

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