1. Chayote (Su su)
Su su is the most famous specialty of Tam Dao, you can see this vegetable planted at everywhere. They cover large area on mountainsides, at front of houses, in 2 sides of road into the town… Chayote at here is always green and has good resistance. People never use pesticides so they’re very clean and tasty.
Chayote originated in America, a continent with tropical climate. It was brought to Vietnam in the early 20th century and grown in Vinh Phuc nearly 100 years ago. This kind of vegetable is suitable for the sub-tropical climate and the soil of Tam Dao town. Therefore, chayote production of the town is higher than that of any other region in the country. Chayote stalks and fruits have become delicacies of Tam Dao.
Chayote can be cooked into many dishes: chayote tops are fried with beef or garlic, the fruit can be boiled and eaten with sesame or fish sauce-chili+garlic…
2. Hill chicken
Hill chicken is fed manually (on hillsides) so the meat is solid and very tasty. Hill chicken can be cooked into many dishes: fried with salt, stewed, baked,…
Chicken Tam Dao mainly bamboo chicken, Ri chicken, the drop in the mountains, because of cold weather, the quantity is not much. So if not astute, guests will eat chicken soft, friable is purchased from market. Tam Dao chicken is very chewy and aromatic, made into delicacies such as boiled, steamed, roasted, grilled wrapped by land … The most common is grilled chicken and grilled chicken wrapped-land of honey.
3. Man pig (lợn mán)
Man pig is also fed manually so very tasty meat. If you travel big group, about 10 people, you can book 1 pig from 6-8kg with price about $15 for 1kg. From 1 pig, they will cook into all dishes as possible: fried, stewed, baked,… They can also organize for your group a campfire party.
If you have never ever eaten skewer hill pork, you have not been Tam Dao. This statement was not exaggerated because rare property where delicious and fresh meat can be. Each skewers is prepared very carefully. You must select the most delicious meat from pigs immediately cut, quickly marinated spices of mountains, bringing the bamboo skewers and put on grill. Tam Dao hill pigs eat plants but not bran, so meat is indescribably sweet, you take yourself to experience.
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