Ha Giang specialties bought as gifts

The types of meat on the kitchen counter, flint, mint honey or Quan Ba ​​persimmon… are specialties that many people love.

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?

Crispy seedless persimmon

The persimmon season begins at the end of September, lasts until November. Quan Ba ​​seedless persimmon is most famous for its crisp, sweet, and aromatic taste. Persimmons after soaking will have characteristic features such as a glossy, firm shell, and a stem that won’t peel off even after soaking for a long time. Price per kg of persimmon from 25,000 VND. Visitors can easily buy this specialty at local markets, or along the highway. Photo: Phuong Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - 5

Orange

After the pink season is the orange season, visitors can buy this product when visiting from December to February or March next year. Ha Giang oranges have thick skin, yellow flesh, sweet and sour taste, succulent, many seeds and are grown mainly in Vi Xuyen, Bac Quang and Quang Binh districts. Thanks to the thick pulp, purchased oranges can be left for 20 days at room temperature without fear of spoilage. The price of each kilogram of oranges is only from 15,000 VND. Photo: Lan Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - 3

Na rocks

This is a type of na grown on rocky mountains, favored by many people because of its sweet taste and lack of sand like na dai. Besides, the fruit is very large, round, even and very fragrant. The price of a kilogram of custard-apple 3-4 fruits/kg is about 100,000 VND. Na bo is most abundant in August and September every year. Photo: Lan Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - ten

Wind chili

Visiting Ha Giang in October and November, visitors can bring back another specialty, Dong Van wind chili. This is a small chili, spicy but not too harsh. The price of this chili can be up to one million per kilogram if moved to the city, or from 500,000 to 700,000 VND on average. If buying at Ha Giang market, the price can be cheaper, from 300,000 VND per kg. In addition to fresh chili, visitors can buy dried chili packaged in storage bags. Photo: Phuong Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - first

Yellow turmeric starch

The powder is extracted from fresh turmeric roots, grown mostly in Bac Me district. The turmeric is washed in the rotating cage for about 15-20 minutes to remove the soil, sand, and resin, and then transferred to a continuous blender, squeezed out the water, and separated the residue. Turmeric water, after settling for about 3-4 hours, then decant the clear water, take the settled powder to continue mixing with water, then wait for it to settle and filter again. This filtration process is repeated about 15 times until the powder underneath is thick and golden. Photo: Phuong Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - 2

Nuts – mushrooms

Doi seeds, buckwheat flower seeds, dried forest shiitake mushrooms … are also some of the specialties that many tourists buy as gifts when visiting this border land. Price per kg of shiitake mushrooms from about 280,000 VND. Photo: Phuong Anh

This is a typical dish of the H'mong people.  Due to difficult economic and trade conditions, some people here often slaughter pigs on Tet holidays.  In order to preserve food for the whole year, especially for the days with precious guests, people have prepared this specialty.  The main ingredient to make this meat dish is black pig, which is adapted to the cold and harsh climate of the high mountains and is naturally grazed.  Price per kilogram from 500,000 VND and can be purchased all year round.  Photo: Lan Anh

Pork belly guard the kitchen

This is a typical dish of the Mong people. Due to difficult economic and trade conditions, some people here often slaughter pigs on the occasion of Tet. In order to preserve food for the whole year, especially for the days with precious guests, people have prepared this specialty. The main raw material is black pig, which is adapted to the cold and harsh climate of the high mountains and is naturally grazed. Price per kilogram from 500,000 VND and can be purchased all year round. Photo: Lan Anh

What to buy in Ha Giang as a gift?  - 7

Buffalo meat, beef jerky

The dish is made from buffalo meat, beef and some spices such as salt, garlic, ginger, chili… The meat needs to choose fresh, firm pieces and usually corn and buttock. The meat is cut along the grain into pieces about 2-3 cm thick, 30-40 cm long and mixed with a mixture of spices for about 3 hours. After that, the meat is skewered with bamboo sticks and left on the kitchen floor to smoke naturally. After 15-20 days, the meat will shrink, dry out and be ready to eat. The price per kilogram of this type of meat is from 700,000 VND. Visitors can buy this specialty all year round, instead of seasonally like fruits. Photo: Lan Anh

Mint honey This is honey extracted from bees that suck the nectar of the mint tree, which grows on the rocky plateau.  The honey is yellow in color and has a sweet taste.  The price of this type of honey is from 500,000 a liter, special types can be up to a million dong.  Photo: Lan Anh

Mint honey

This is honey extracted from bees that suck the nectar of mint trees, which grow on rocky plateaus. Honey is lemon yellow, sweet taste. The price of this type of honey is from 500,000 a liter, special types can be up to a million dong. Photo: Lan Anh

Tea The mountainous region of Ha Giang has hundreds of years old tea trees and the most famous is Shan Tuyet tea.  This is a type of tea with large buds, gray-white color, under the leaves covered with snow-white hairs.  The place where this specialty is abundant and the most famous are Lung Phin (Dong Van), Phin Ho (Hoang Su Phi), Tham Ve, Bo Dot (Vi Xuyen).  The price of each kg of tea is about 500,000 VND.  Photo: Lan Anh

Tea

The mountainous region of Ha Giang has hundreds of years old tea trees and the most famous is Shan Tuyet tea. This is a type of tea with large buds, gray-white color, under the leaves covered with snow-white hairs. The place where this specialty is abundant and the most famous are Lung Phin (Dong Van), Phin Ho (Hoang Su Phi), Tham Ve, Bo Dot (Vi Xuyen). The price of each kg of tea is about 500,000 VND. Photo: Lan Anh

Phuong Anh

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button