Local foods to try in Mu Cang Chai
Colorful steamed sticky rice
They have created a lot of dishes from the glutinous rice seeds combined with the skillful hands people. One of them is the steamed sticky rice dish with 5 colors and it is also an indispensable dish on the tray of Thai people here.
Tu Le steamed sticky rice
Tu Le rice is a very famous product from ancient times, it is grown from Muong Lo field in Yen Bai province. The seeds of sticky rice are famous for its long and stretch. Picking up a handful of sticky rice in the hand, you can feel heavy but cool like velvet. Rice is cooked without need of coconut water but sticky rice is still fragrant, plastic and sweet. It is plastic without being wet and sticky. The sweet taste turns to savoury if chewing carefully but no fat.
Tu Le green rice
Tu Le Commune, Van Chan District (Yen Bai Province) has long been famous for its glutinous rice. When it is cooked, it has a special taste, but if processing to green rice it has more sweet & cool bar taste. Tu Le Green rice has a characteristic flavor of Yen Bai highland. Green rice is often eaten along with bananas, red peach or can also be used to cook duck porridge, sticky rice and wedges on dishes such as: fried shrimp, fried meat…
Salt roasted crab
Salt roasted crab can be found throughout restaurants, restaurants in Tu Le. Unlike crabs living in the sea, in cairns, crabs live in rock niches in streams in the uplands. The crab meat is fragrant, firm and it can be made many delicious dishes. They cook the crab by boiling oil, adding the garlic and pouring the crabs to roast it with salt until it turns to golden.
Dried buffalo meat
Dried buffalo meat has long been known as the specialty of the highlands of the Northwest. Buffalo meat is famous for its delicious flavor. Each piece of buffalo meat is marinated with chili, ginger, sugar, salt and leaves, and then dried naturally to create a very specific flavor that few meats have. Especially, the taste of the smoke in each piece of meat makes a very special feeling for the customers.