Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh, Vietnam
Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh, Vietnam
Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

Visit Mai Chau

Perhaps best dining spots in Mai Chau are in one's hotel or home-stay. The food may be good in some restaurants but nothing beats the family-style Vietnamese cooking in a home-stay. The stilt houses in White Tai villages also offer guests food and drink at reasonable prices. They often serve Western-style breakfast and dinner which is a feast of different home-cooked dishes.

Lợn Mán

Same to Lon cap nach. They are raised naturally by the minors there. It can be cooked by different ways, but grilling is the best.

Place to eat: Lac village

Grapefruit leaves pork roll

A speciality of Muong minors. Bacon is cut into pieces that are equal to knuckles. Every piece is wrapped by half of a grapefruit leave, which then grilled on coal. During the cooking, the flavor of the pork is added by the leaves' aroma

Place to eat: Lac village – available on March

Five-colored sticky rice

The way of making the dish is similar to cook sticky rice. They wash the rice, then steam it up. The color is created from different kind of rices. The five colors are white, red, blue, purle, yellow.

Place to eat: Lac village

Stir-fried beef with slender

The hive is collected from forest by locals. It is then brought to their home to make medicine as well as food. It would be stirred with forest bamboo shoot – a speciality of Mai Chau.

Place to eat: Lac village

Cơm lam

It is a speciality of Thai minors. Rice is cooked inside a bamboo shoot.

Place to eat: Lac village

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