When arriving at each tourist destination, people often want to learn about culture, history, natural landscapes… And of course, food is always something many people are interested in. When traveling to Ninh Binh, in addition to enjoying the charming scenery, do not forget to enjoy the specialties. And in this article, Hai Phong Tours would like to introduce to you Top 6 best specialties in Ninh Binh. Let’s check them out!
Burnt Rice Ninh Binh Specialty
Burnt Rice is a specialty of Ninh Binh from the past to the present. It will be a mistake if you have never enjoyed this. To be able to create this special Burnt Rice, the cook has to go through many elaborate stages. Compared with the traditional Burnt Rice in the past, the current once has different creations but its taste is almost preserved.
The Cơm Cháy is used 100% delicious rice with typical Ninh Binh flavor that no other places can have. Steamed rice is deep fried. Its taste is sweet, but not greasy, and is often eaten with meat flakes. This specialty is sold everywhere in Ninh Binh, especially in tourist areas. Visitors coming here can buy as gifts with a variety of prices from 30,000 to 100,000 VND.
Ninh Binh mountain goat meat
Ninh Binh mountain goat is the common name of the culinary specialties processed from goat meat. These goats live in the limestone mountains in Ninh Binh, so the meat is very fragrant and delicious. Food processed from Ninh Binh mountain goat meat such as goat meat hot pot, stir-fried, grilled, steamed… Along with Ninh Binh burned rice, Ninh Binh mountain goat meat is present in “Top 50 Vietnamese specialties” established by the Vietnam Record Center on 7 July 2012.
Ninh Binh mountain goat meat is characterized by firmness, low fat and fragrant flavor. The goats here run and jump a lot on the rocky mountains so their muscles are toned and less fat than the goats grazing on the hill. On the other hand, with the characteristic topography of submerged limestone mountains, there are many types of vegetables, grass, and herbs suitable for goat food.
In Ninh Binh, there are many restaurants specializing in goat meat with traditional recipes.The price ranges for goat dishes from 150,000 to 400,000 VND for each dish. Goat meat is always the top specialty that tourists are interested in enjoying when coming to Ninh Binh. Therefore, you will easily find a goat meat restaurant in the heart of Ninh Binh city.
Ninh Binh mountain snail
Every rainy season from April to August, this mountain snail in Ninh Binh crawls and breeds. They usually live in the limestone mountains of Tam Diep, Yen Mo and Nho Quan. Mountain snail meat is chewy, crunchy, sweet, and fragrant with traditional herbs. Mountain snails can be processed into many dishes such as grilled, fried with tamarind, steamed with ginger, boiled with lemongrass, mixed with salad with onions. A mountain snail disk costs 30,000-50,000 VND.
Ninh Binh mountain snail is a famous dish processed from the guts of a mountain snail. This is a simple dish with fish sauce will create a strange and delicious feeling. Coming to Ninh Binh, it is not difficult to find and buy a few mountain snails to try. You can go to markets in Tam Diep town, Yen Mo to buy. Snails here are sold a lot. But note that you can only find them after the rain. If you want to enjoy right away, you can go to any restaurant in Ninh Binh to buy.
Ant eggs sticky rice Nho Quan
Ninh Binh is famous as a tourist land with many attractive local specialties. If Kim Son has Lai Thanh wine, Hoa Lu is famous for mountain goat meat or Yen Mac associated with Yen Mac sour spring rolls, then come to Nho Quan, visitors can enjoy the local specialty Ant eggs sticky rice.
To make Ant eggs sticky rice, the most important ingredient is brown ant eggs. Brown ants live a lot in the limestone mountains of Nho Quan. Every year in February of lunar calendar, people here start their journey to find ant eggs. The ant nests after bringing back will be cleaned with warm water, drained, seasoned with spices, and then processed into this unique sticky rice dish. Because ant eggs are quite difficult to find, the price of this sticky rice dish is quite high from 50,000-100,000 VND / plate.
Kim Son Wine Ninh Binh
Lai Thanh is a commune in the southernmost region of Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province. This place is famous for the wine distilled from the “Nếp Cái Hoa Vàng” rice grown on this land. The grain of rice is round, fragrant, the rice powder is white as milky color, a faintly pleasant taste … Every year, Lai Thanh people devote a part of land to cultivate that traditional sticky rice. After that, they harvested, dried, sifted thoroughly, put into storage jars to cook wine gradually.
To have a good wine, depends on many factors from the process, the distillation technique to the yeast, the water source. Kim Son Wine for as long as it stays delicious. When the pot is in the distillation section, even if it is hundreds of meters away, it can still smell the aroma. Only 257,000 VND you will own a 5 liter can of wine. Kim Son Wine has a special taste that makes it difficult for visitors to miss when passing this place.
Rượu Cần Nho Quan
Talk about Rượu Cần, people will immediately think of the Tây Nguyên. But did you know that there is also a famous delicious wine on the land of Ninh Binh ancient capital? That is Rượu Cần Nho Quan, one of specialties in Ninh Binh. This is a specialty of the Muong ethnic group. This is a type of wine that uses sticky rice to cook and then mixes well with leaf yeast and brewed in large connoisseurs. After at least 3 months, they can use it. This wine does not need to undergo the same distillation process as Lai Thanh Wine.
When drinking, they do not pour it into a cup, but drink through the rod made from the hollow bamboo trunk and together suck the wine from the large jars. The way of drinking wine of Muong people makes people closer together. From 150,000-200,000 VND you have a bottle of wine with 6 bamboo tubes to drink.
Above is Top 6 best specialties in Ninh Binh. If you’ve ever tried any of them before, please leave your comment to let me know your evaluation. Thank you all for reading and have nice trip!