Weaver ant salt is a famous specialty in the highlands of Gia Lai. As the name suggests, salt is made from the carcasses of weaver ants that often nest on tall trees, along with some other spices such as salt, chili, lentil leaves, etc.
The process of making this type of salt is not difficult, but it requires meticulousness from cleaning the ants to mixing the ingredients.
In addition, the local people’s way of catching ants is quite good, sometimes humorous. They had to use a long pole to pry the ant’s nest down from the tree, and put the whole nest in the aluminum bowl. After that, people shake off all the leaf litter, only taking ants and ant eggs. The ants and ant eggs are brought back to the frying pan and roasted until dry and fragrant.
Chili and salt must be weighed in the right proportions before being mixed to create a unique, balanced flavor.
Weaver ant salt is considered the most exotic salt in Vietnam. Source: Northwest TV
This specialty is not only delicious but also has a high nutritional content, providing from 42% – 67% protein and 28 essential amino acids for the body.
Salted weaver ants when eaten with a sunny day beef, mannequin, mixed salad, grilled chicken, etc. will create an extremely excellent taste.
On the market, weaver ant salt is currently priced at over 350,000 VND/kg, even some places sell it for 1 million VND/kg.
Weaver ant salt can be used as a substitute for chili salt, served with many different dishes, but the best is dipped with grilled meats.
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