Mai Chau food are very abundant, may be before you have a Mai Chau’s travel you should know what have to eat in Mai Chau first, to make sure that you doesn’t miss any wonderful food of Mai Chau cuisine.
1. Lam rice (Com Lam)
Com Lam – the familiar dish of the Northwest Forests, is loved by both adults and children, not only by the strange shape, the plasticity and sweetness of each grain of sticky rice, but also by the fragrance of the pipe, bamboo deep penetration into each grain of rice.
This Mai Chau food is not only famous for foreign tourists, but the Vietnamese living in deltas want to try Com Lam too. This food become indispensable part of Mai Chau cuisine.
When baking rice on the fire, although each tube is pinched on both ends, there is an interesting way to know when the rice is ripe, in this time the smoked smell good.
2. Man pig
Man pig Mai Chau or Piglet is a type of pig that is raised in a natural free-range grazing area, so the pork is very firm, low in fat, tasty and naturally sweet. If Com Lam is the famous vegetarian dish, so Man pig definitely being the most famous meat of Mai Chau cuisine.
Pork chops are processed into many delicious dishes such as boiled, grilled, fried, pig or plum mash,… Each dish has a unique flavor, delicious aroma difficult to describe and the best can be mentioned. The most popular for tourist is barbecue.
3. Sticky rice cake Mai Chau
Sticky rice cake Mai Chau must be a traditional food of Mai Chau, because sticky rice can only be most fragrant and most delicious when cooked from the hands of the deft Thai woman and the same kind.
The alfalfa is planted on terraced fields interconnected in the middle of the mountain.
After the glutinous rice is harvested, the grape seeds will be dried to a very dry shell, then the Thai girls will use their hands for the folds to the large mortar to peel away.
Each grain of glutinous rice will be carried away so many hours continuously to permeate the water and expand.
After the soaking time, enough water has been added to the wooden trays to create a characteristic scent of sticky rice.
4. Honey Bees cook with young bamboo
Not every season also has honey bee, so if you want to enjoy wild bee, you should go to Mai Chau at the end of summer. The honeycomb is the size of a baby basket brought in by people in the village as well as the processing of specialties that the delta can’t get.
The old brown bees are soaked in wine, but the food is selected only the young white beef fat. After removing the bees from the nest, wash them first with cold water to drain.
Jungle can roasted with lemon leaves like roasted silkworms, but here people often roasted with sour bamboo shoots.
Mangrove forest is also a specialty of Mai Chau land.
Jungle shoots are always available. Local people often go to the forest to pick bamboo shoots out and pickled or dried to eat gradually.
5. Mai Ha wine
Mai Ha wine has long been an indispensable drink when you enjoy other specialties of Mau Chau. You can’t leave here when you doesn’t taste this wine, because this wine is the soul of Mai Chau cuisine.
Mai Ha wine is made from different types of leaves and tubers, such as wild raisins, ginger, parsley, grapefruit, spinach, etc. These leaves are not available for sale. The leaves and leaves are picked up, washed and then dried to a small sieve. Then mixed with rice flour and cassava powder.
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6. Roasted fish
Roasted fish is made from fish caught in the streams around the village and brought back to clean the marinated specialties and baked on the kitchen.
The aromatic scent spread when the grilled fish begins to ripen and when you eat, visitors will feel the sweet, passionate, and delicious taste of a dish with bold flavor of the forest, if you ever try this wonderful Mai Chau food, made sure that you can’t forget the taste for a long time.
7. Cicada fries
Thai food is also known as “insect land” because this is one of the dishes are popular Thai people, the top of the list is cicada.
The preparation of fried sardine dish of the Thai people is very unique, they bring the cicada to cut off the wings, the intestines, especially stuffed a peanut roasted ground into the belly then seasoned bring to fry the use of curd to make fried veal has a very special flavor, extremely unforgettable.
Grind the sour lavender until the fragrance emits, the mites are glossy yellow color, then take out to enjoy. To chew slowly, slowly feel the tip of the tongue, a sweet melting in your mouth.
8. Dang young bamboo
Dang young bamboo is a natural specialty that visitors to Mai Chau travel, rest can’t not enjoy or buy as gifts. The local people can process the bamboo shoots into many interesting dishes depending on the preferences of each person. They can be fried, boiled, baked or especially grilled – for the gourmets.
9. Hills Chicken
Hills chicken are traditionally kept in the households in Hoa Binh, chickens are freed, eat for the day and sleep in the bushes, the main food is rice, feeding early in the morning at the garden or on the mountain. Therefore, the chicken is very firm, their meat are delicious, when boiled not much water.
Hens are chickens released in the garden, on the hill, in the woods and raised naturally. Make sure that food will not out of your list what have to eat in Mai Chau.
Anyone who has eaten the original Mai Chau chicken can’t forget the special taste of it. The meat is extremely delicious, not a chicken. To enjoy this chicken most delicious, only boiled to, now the chicken is firm and crispy, with salt and pepper mixed with lemon leaves, sweet boiled water to eat with hot rice.
10. Phao leaves water
A special drink in Mai Chau, made from a kind of forest leaves available. Leaves after being broken, dried and then cut small, after cooking the pomegranate juice is acrid, has the smell of medicinal herbs, male medicine has both the smell of the leaves of the forest. Leaf juice is very good, stimulates digestion, a nutritious effect, increase the resistance of the body. Not any hotel all have this water in Mai Chau menu so if you want to try, you should ask some, is good and cheap.
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