On the morning of September 17, the People's Committee of Nghia Do commune, Bao Yen district held the Nghia Do commune nuggets festival in 2022.
To have delicious grilled fish, the Tay people in Nghia Do commune, Bao Yen district often choose natural fish from rivers, streams, ponds and lakes as raw materials. These are carp, drifting, and carp that are both fatty and meaty with a weight of 1.5 kg or more. When caught, the fish is pecked, cleaned of scales, split in half and then sliced across the grain to create pieces about 5-7 cm thick, about 15-20 cm long (depending on the weight of the fish).
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.