Visit Mu Cang Chai while watching the ripe rice, don’t forget to buy these specialties as gifts

Visit Mu Cang Chai while watching the ripe rice, don’t forget to buy these specialties as gifts

Tu Le com, Sat bamboo shoots, kitchen buffalo meat,… are specialties that anyone coming here must definitely find to buy to eat and as gifts.

“Flying over the golden season” is one of the most loved and anticipated experiences of the year. In particular, September and October is the ideal time to hunt for the golden season of Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai province). Visitors visiting Mu Cang Chai on this occasion can not only admire the terraced fields known as one of the most beautiful terraced fields in the world but also admire the golden season that dyes the mountainside, creating a heart-fluttering scene. .

However, in addition to the beauty of the scenery, the famous delicious specialties only in this place also captivate visitors. So, when you come to Mu Cang Chai, don’t forget to buy these specialties as gifts!

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Mu Cang Chai in the beautiful golden season with famous specialties makes people not only want to enjoy but also have to find it to buy as gifts for relatives and friends.(Photo: Mai San)

1. Com Tu Le

This fragrant plastic gift with a unique mountain flavor is very suitable to bring back as a gift for friends and relatives after a visit to Mu Cang Chai.

Tu Le in Mu Cang Chai is famous for growing the best sticky rice in the Northwest. Only when coming here, will visitors have the opportunity to enjoy Tu Le nuggets – the most original “culinary quintessence” made by the skillful hands of local people. Com Tu Le has the characteristic green color of the rice variety, passionate aroma and mild sweet taste.

Visit Mu Cang Chai while watching the ripe rice, don’t forget to buy these specialties as gifts
Visit Mu Cang Chai while watching the ripe rice, don’t forget to buy these specialties as gifts 4

Com is best when eaten when freshly made.The seeds are soft, flexible, aromatic and the aftertaste has a bit of bitterness, then turns to a light and slightly sweet taste.(Photo: Vnexpress)

– Average price: One kilogram of green rice costs about 120,000 VND if bought at people’s houses.

– Suggested place to buy: Most families in Tu Le commune make nuggets, but the most famous one is in Na Long village, about 60 km from Mu Cang Chai town.

– How to choose delicious nuggets: Com is evaluated as standard when the nuggets have a characteristic green color, fresh aroma of young sticky rice, sweet taste and consistency.

2. Apple Meo

Apples are a popular fruit in the Northwest region of Vietnam and are quite famous throughout the country for their beneficial properties for health: treating stomach pain, high blood pressure and even heart-related diseases, …

Apples in Mu Cang Chai begin to flower in late spring (March-April) and bear fruit in autumn. Visitors can see the delicious fresh apples in August to October. The mild sour and bitter taste makes them a special fruit that should be tried during the Mu Cang Chai tour as well as suitable for buying and making. gift.

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Ripe apples have acrid, sweet and sour taste.(Photo: VOV)

– Average price: about 20,000 – 35,000 VND/kg.

– Suggested places to buy: Kim intersection, Mu Cang Chai town market.

– How to choose a delicious cat apple:

+ Fruit flavor: When you eat Mu Cang Chai apples, you will find the taste is a bit acrid, sweet and sour, not too sweet or acrid like other apples. Apples are quite crispy, not soft and spongy. It feels a bit gritty when eaten. This is also the obvious teeth whitening effect of cat apple when used regularly.

+ Shape: Mu Cang Chai apples are round, slightly flattened, white, pink, fragrant when the main part is slightly white. To choose a good apple, you should not be greedy, but only choose a moderate fruit, having worms is also a defining feature of delicious apples.

The feeling when holding Mu Cang Chai apples is usually quite firm, when the apple wilts, the fruit still hunts, not rotten or soft, crushed like other apples.

3. Buffalo meat in the kitchen

The kitchen buffalo meat is special in that it is marinated with spices only available in the Northwest mountains (forest doi seeds, mac Khen seeds, …). Therefore, the finished dish will have a very rich and strange taste. The process of cutting buffalo meat, marinating spices and smoking it in the kitchen over a long time is also very laborious. Thanks to that, this specialty becomes a dish that everyone who visits Mu Cang Chai wants to enjoy at least once.

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Kitchen buffalo meat is a specialty that has become so familiar to those who love East and Northwest specialties.(Photo: dulichtaybac)

– Average price: 800,000 – 1 million VND/kg.

– Suggested places to buy: Nghia Lo town market (Hoang Lien, Center, Nghia Lo, Yen Bai).

– How to choose delicious kitchen buffalo meat:

+ Buffalo meat outside the kitchen will be brown, the outer layer is dry when torn into small pieces, the inside of buffalo meat is bright red, and when eating buffalo meat is soft and chewy and has a characteristic smell of kitchen smoke.

+ Kitchen buffalo meat is never cheap.

4. Sausage

Besides buffalo meat, sausages are also a specialty of Yen Bai that many people choose to buy as gifts. Sausage is made from delicious pork, marinated with rich spices.

The secret to making the unforgettable delicious taste of Yen Bai sausage is to use firewood with aromatic essential oils such as cinnamon firewood to add flavor to the dish.

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Sausage with delicious flavor is loved by many people, especially served with sticky rice in Mu Cang Chai is also very delicious.(Image: Shutterstock)

– Average price: about 250,000 – 450,000 VND/kg.

– Suggested address to buy:

+ Yen Bai specialty store (National Highway 32, Son Thinh, Van Chan, Yen Bai)

– How to choose good sausages:

+ Sausages in Yen Bai are smoked carefully, so the appearance of sausages looks a bit dark, but they are very hunting and smell a bit smoky. And when enjoying sausages, you will feel an aroma that looks both strange and familiar, which is the aroma from bagasse combined with firewood.

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