What to eat in Ha Giang (Vietnam)?

 Ha Giang is a land not only known for its majestic scenery , diverse customs , rich and unique festivals , and high rocky mountains, but when we come here we also see here. It is a land with many natural products attracting many tourists. Due to the characteristics of the geographical location and the diverse cultural life of many ethnic groups, the culinary culture of this land is also extremely unique. The specialties of the ethnic people here are dishes made from many materials available in nature, becoming exotic, interesting and special dishes, especially only in this rocky plateau. . Here are some dishes you can not ignore when coming to Ha Giang:



1. Win the amaranth

When traveling Dong Van Ha Giang, everyone wants to once enjoy Thang Co. This specialty dish is often sold in the market. There is another dish that when you come here, tourists can not ignore that is Thang Den specialty dish.


Thang amaranth - Ha Giang's specialty dish

Thang amaranth is a snack of the people of Ha Giang in general and is considered a dish for friends to gather, chat and sip on cold days in Dong Van town.

2. Grilled moss

Grilled moss specialties are one of the dishes of the Tay ethnic group in Xuan Giang commune, Quang Binh district, Ha Giang province.


Grilled moss in Ha Giang

In the past, stone moss is considered to be an aquatic type with little effect. But for the Tay people in Xuan Giang commune, Quang Binh district, Ha Giang province, it is considered as a specialty in their cuisine. The dishes made from moss are also known as mussels. This is a dish you should not miss when coming here.

3. Kitchen buffalo meat

This is a famous and unique dish of the ethnic minorities. Unlike dried meat made from buffalo and beef meat in the lowlands, buffalo dried in the Ha Giang rocky plateau is processed by the people in a traditional way, into a very unique dish. Because buffaloes here are very strong, they eat a lot, have to move a lot, so their body is muscular, and the meat is tough.


Ha Giang's specialties - Kitchen buffalo meat

The buffalo was cut open to remove things that could not be preserved for a long time, people used to process dishes for a short time. The delicious muscle is sliced ​​into long longitudinal fibers, then seasoned with spices such as chili, ginger, especially cocoons, each piece of buffalo meat is skewered into sticks and then hung upstairs to smoke. of charcoal. It takes about two months for the meat of the buffalo to be in the kitchen. The buffalo meat is placed on the stove, covered with black smoke and dried, soaked in every seasoning. On the surface, there are still forest pepper, chili pieces, ginger pieces ... This is a specialty you cannot miss when coming here.

4. Dong Van Mint Honey

Dong Van peppermint honey is a type of honey produced by the Mong ethnic group here by traditional methods, mainly from mint flowers and some wild herbs.

Mint honey - Ha Giang's specialty

H'mong honey beekeeping on Dong Van rocky plateau has been around for many generations. Each family has several hives to raise honey for medicine and baking on Tet holidays.

5. Pho Chua Ha Giang

Ha Giang Sour Noodle is one of the dishes originating from China and then spread to the northern border provinces: Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son ... of Vietnam after the Manchu dynasty ago. about 300 years. The name in China of sour pho is "Luong pàn" which means "Pho Mat". Called cool pho, sour pho is often used to eat in the summer.


 Pho Sour - Ha Giang Specialties

Previously, this specialty was often used in the decks, but nowadays, this dish is chosen by many people as breakfast. Ingredients to process Sour Noodle include main types such as: fried pork (or called char siu), roast duck, oiled peanuts, sausages or homemade sausages. In addition, you can also choose to eat vegetables including: basil, fresh garlic, papaya or grated cucumber. The main ingredient of this dish is the required noodle cake, which is soft-coated fresh pho without using dry noodle cake.

6. Specialties are sticky rice with five colors

Five-color sticky rice dish is a famous specialty dish indispensable in the Tet trays of ethnic people in Ha Giang.


Sticky rice with five colors - Specialties of Ha Giang

Sticky five colors of sticky rice has 5 outstanding colors: white, yellow, purple, red, green, combined to create delicious and eye-catching dishes. Xoi five colors have 5 colors, not naturally it has 5 colors, but according to the Tay ethnic group, these colors also represent the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, earth with the meaning of worshiping land, May the land be lush, favorable for the people to cultivate rice and food in upland fields.

7. Ha Giang San Tuyet Tea Specialty

Snowing tea is a type of tea produced from an ancient tea tree that grows naturally in the Ha Giang plateau. Ha Giang is one of the oldest Shan specialties in our country.

The villagers are picking tea from the old tea trees

Right from the beginning of the 20th century, the French carried out a survey and exploited tea in Ha Giang and paid special attention to the old tea trees in the highlands. It is the kind of Shan tea with big leaves, buds and young leaves with lots of white hair like snow, strong growth, moisture resistance, cold resistance, high yield and good quality. So it is called snow Shan tea.

8. Specialties Bamboo shoots stuffed with meat

Specialties Bamboo Shoot Stuffed Meat is one of the dishes creating a very unique flavor of the Ha Giang people, and this is also a popular dish of Ha Giang people on the holidays ...


Specialties Bamboo shoots stuffed with meat

To make this specialty is not too difficult, but the most important is the material of bamboo shoots. In Ha Giang land, bamboo shoots are also known as bitter bamboo shoots, picked around the December lunar month because then it is easy to choose young and delicious shoots.

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