WHAT FOOD IN MOCCHAU SHOULD YOU ENJOY?
Moc Chau is about 200 km west of Hanoi, where it is known as the resort paradise of the North. Moever the weather is cool, poetic scenery around year. Coming to Moc Chau in the early days, you do not forget to enjoy the mountainous food with its own flavor.
Be Chao (Fried Veal)
Be Chao Fried Veal
While you are looking for what to eat in Moc Chau during your Vietnam package tours, one hint for you is Be Chao, also called fried veal. Many experienced travelers who have ever come to this destination always insist that it is exactly the number one dish here, even though its ingredient makes them a little uncomfortable. In the mountainous regions, and especially Moc Chau, the locals will determine how to deal with calves when they have just been born, based on their sexes; if they are female calves, they will continue to be raised for milk, but in the case of the male calves, they are used for Be Chao. The veal is cut into small pieces and marinated with unique spices of Moc Chau. Then, the chef will be careful and clever to fry the marinated pieces of veal in the cooking oil boiled at the high temperature until it is tender enough to enjoy. The dish’s flavor is actually irresistible. Don’t miss it when you come here!
Ca Suoi Nuong (Grilled Spring Fish)
Ca Suoi Nuong – Grilled Spring Fish
Certainly, grilled spring fish must be listed in what to eat in Moc Chau for your Vietnam package tours. It is the favorite specialty of numerous travelers to this mountainous region. Perhaps, you will think that the fish is so small that it is not enough for you to enjoy, but it is strongly recommended that you should eat both meat and bones of the fish because the bones are very tiny and sweet. With the tantalizing aroma after being grilled well, the fish surely deserves to get beautiful words from you. Caught from the small springs, the fish will be cleaned and rinsed after its organs are removed. Marinate it with tangy spices and grill it on the charcoal until it looks beautifully yellow. Grilled spring fish should be savored with sour, spicy and sweet fish sauce.
Thit trau gac bep (Dried buffalo meat hung up on a wooden stove)
Dried buffalo meat hung up on a wooden stove
Thit trau gac bep is known as a specialty of the black Thai people in Moc Chau. The meat is from buffalos allowed to wander freely in the mountainous areas of northwest Vietnam, so it is very sweet and chewy. The locals will cut it into big and long pieces and then marinated them with salt and other unique spices of Moc Chau. Finally, just hang these pieces of buffalo meat on the wooden stove. Here, this delicacy is enjoyed with the corn wine, which is indeed a great combination of cuisine. More interestingly, without any preservative, the food is still kept from going bad for one month.
Sous Vide Salmon
Nobody knows when people in Moc Chau love eating salmon, but it will be with great regret that you don’t experience this culinary delight for your Vietnam package tour to the mountainous region. The cold weather of that land is considered as a catalyst for enhancing the dish’s value. You will feel warmer when savoring it with wasabi or mustard sauce. It is fantastic to dip yourself in such a warming flavor while the weather does not support you.
Xoi Ngu Sac (Glutinous Rice with Five Colors)
Xoi Ngu Sac – Glutinous Rice with Five Colors
Perhaps, when going on the trip to Moc Chau, you will discover Xoi Ngu Sac everywhere because it is almost popular in northwest Vietnam. Of course, the key ingredient for the food is glutinous rice, but to make it colorful like that requires some others which are exactly colored leaves from the forest. Therefore, the colors you see in the glutinous rice are totally got from nature; they are not artificial at all. Depending on each type of forest leaves, the food will have red, yellow, orange, purple, black, etc.
The green tea hills stretching out at Moc Chau, it not only create a beautiful sight for visitors to visit, photograph and mark the anniversary but also more than 3000 hectares of tea plantations in Moc Chau also bring delicious tea varieties. This is the main source of income for many households. The famous tea varieties such as San Tuyet, Bat Tien, O Long … all contribute on this tea. Each type has its own unique taste, ranging from 200,000 VND to 500,000 VND per kg. Going to Moc Chau tea hill with a romantic dew, sip a cup of hot tea, soothing and chatting with local people is an enjoyable experience for any visitor.
Cai Meo is slightly bitter but it is a favorite of many tourists and delicious dishes of local people. Cai Meo is grown in Moc Chau because of its cool climate, which is suitable for growing and growing plants, just watering and less pestilent. This special vegetable is processed into different dishes such as hot pot, soup, fried beef, chicken or simply boiled to serve diners.
You can buy it as a gift or serve a family meal for about 15,000 – 20,000 a kg depending on the time.
Fresh cow’s milk
The vast Moc Chau is the cradle that produces pure fresh cow’s milk. That is favorited milk with many people. With more than 10,000 black ang white cows, Dutch daily milk production, Moc Chau has long been famous for dairy products such as fresh milk, pasteurized milk, yogurt. Don’t forget to visit and enjoy the farm and dairy plant here. Enjoying a glass of freshly-bred cow’s milk on the plateau during cold weather is an experience to try for visitors when coming to Moc Chau.