Coming to the mountainous area of Lai Chau, visitors will enjoy a variety of ethnic specialties, including bitter leaf blood soup.
Ms. Giang Thi My (32 years old) said: “Bitter leaf blood soup can be considered a unique dish and only available in my hometown. In the past, when the dish was not popular, it was not easy to find bitter leaves to make soup. Because this tree only grows on the edge of forests and streams.
Usually, only when there are precious guests, the family members go to the forest to find leaves to cook soup as an expression of intimacy and hospitality. Now the people in the village have brought the tree to plant in their home garden, in the fields, in the fields. So visitors can buy them on every market occasion.”
Usually, only when there are precious guests, the family members go to the forest to find leaves to cook soup as an expression of intimacy and hospitality.
To prepare this unique specialty, according to Ms. Giang Thi My, the co-worker will prepare simple ingredients such as chopped pork lungs, a piece of blood and a few herbs along with a handful of dried or fresh bitter leaves. crushed. Then they put it all in and cooked it thoroughly, and there was a bowl of bitter leaf soup that was extremely delicious and had a unique flavor that only this mountainous region had.
“If anyone tries this soup for the first time, it will be difficult to eat because it has a bitter taste, numbs the tip of the tongue, and even looks a bit creepy. But it is the bitter taste that awakens your taste, making the meal much more delicious.
And when you continue to enjoy, bitter leaf blood soup will bring sweet, fleshy, aromatic taste. Therefore, anyone who has eaten this dish will remember it forever, especially when they come to Lai Chau to travel, “said Giang Thi My happily.
If anyone tries this soup for the first time, they will find it difficult to eat because they have a bitter taste, numb the tip of the tongue, and even look a bit creepy.
Hoang Cong Vy (38 years old, Hanoi) shared: “Every time I go to Lai Chau for work, I always look for a restaurant or a restaurant that sells bitter leaf blood soup. I remember the first time I was invited to this dish by a co-worker, I didn’t have the courage to enjoy it because it didn’t look very eye-catching. After that, my friends encouraged me to try it, so I closed my eyes and ate 1-2 pieces to make them happy. Unexpectedly, the more you eat, the more you roll, and when you eat one, you want to eat more and more. Gradually I fell in love with this strange dish.
If you come to Lai Chau in any season of the year, whether summer or winter, you should enjoy a bowl of hot bitter leaf blood soup. You will feel all the sincerity of the people here and above all, the taste that only this land has.”
Not only a famous specialty, this dish is also extremely good for health such as good for the digestive system, effective stress reduction and cancer prevention.
Good for the digestive system
Bitter gourd is an herb that calms the body like a sedative. Along with anti-inflammatory properties, dishes made from this vegetable have the effect of supporting the treatment of stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Bitter vegetables can reduce inflammation in the intestines, preventing a variety of potential gastrointestinal diseases.
Helps reduce stress effectively
The active ingredients in bitter gourd have a positive effect on the balance of stress hormones in the body thereby helping us to reach a state of calm and comfort naturally. Using bitter vegetables also avoids the side effects commonly found in traditional remedies.
The antioxidants present in bitter vegetables are essential for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Antioxidants can scavenge free radicals that are dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism that can cause cells to die or mutate into cancer.
Free radicals affect every organ, from the skin to the cardiovascular system, so adding bitters or bittersweet soup to your weekly diet can help maintain quality of life and boost it. the metabolism.
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