In the journey to discover the beauty of Nghia Do (Bao Yen), in any season, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious, sweet and unforgettable banana cake. Banana trees are planted in by Tay people in Nghia Do area in home gardens, hillsides and also grow naturally on high mountain peaks. This is the main ingredient for making banana cake.
Coming to Lao Cai for sightseeing, visiting monuments, historical architecture, visiting villages, learning about the culture of indigenous peoples, visitors do not forget to to enjoy delicious dishes made from upland rice grown by ethnic minorities on terraced fields.
Lao Cai is not only known for its beautiful and majestic natural scenery, rich cultural colors, but also many tourists remember for its delicious dishes, rich in the Northwest mountainous identity and vegetable fern always leaves a special impression on the diners right from the first time enjoying.
Famous for many delicious dishes made from vegetables and bamboo shoots found in nature. Boi bamboo shoots in Van Ban (Lao Cai) have long been known for their aromatic, delicious, sweet and crunchy taste, leaving attractive taste for diners every time they enjoy dishes made from boi bamboo shoots here.
At this time, when coming to Si Ma Cai, tourists will experience and explore plum and pear orchards laden with fruit and especially, tourists can enjoy fresh, crispy, ripe and sweet Ta Van plums - was named “Vietnamese Cherry”.
Black square glutinous rice cake has long become a familiar dish for the highlanders of Lao Cai, because the cake is filled with the quintessence of local cuisine. With Van Ban's own ingredients, the black square glutinous rice cake of the Tay ethnic group here has also brought a special flavor to diners.
"Remember dear, roasted rice sometimes have black seeds, so before making sticky rice, you have to pick them up carefully. When soaking, you only pour cold water over the surface of the rice to keep the flavor of the nuggets intact. When a stick of black incense burns out, pour out the rice, drain the water, and then put it in the sticky rice pot. From the time the water boils, you remember to let the firewood simmer to keep the flavor of the sticky rice. When a small incense stick burns out, it is ok."
Bac Ha has long been likened to a miniature of "Da Lat" in the Northwest region. Not only the poetic scenery, simple people, but also the culinary culture of the ethnic communities here are also very special.
Coming to the Sapa Upper Mother Temple Festival in 2022, visitors can experience and explore the Sapa food and agricultural products market fair.
For Mrs. Quach Thi Hoan, born in 1961, in Lang Giang hamlet, Thai Nien commune (Bao Thang district), the rice cakes, also known as sticky rice cakes, which she was taught the "secret" by her mother-in-law since becoming her daughter-in-law, which has become her family's favorite dish for decades.