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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.

Ha Giang specialties bought as gifts
Crispy seedless
persimmon Season starts from the end of September, lasts until November. Quan Ba ​​seedless persimmon is most famous for its crispness, sweetness, and aroma. Persimmons after soaking will have characteristic features such as a glossy, firm shell, and a stem that does not 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
then pink season orange season, visitors can buy this thing 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 per kilogram of oranges is only 15,000 VND. Photo: Lan Anh
Na rock debris
This type na grown on rocky, preferred by many because of the sweet sound and no sand miles away as Canada. Besides, the fruit is very big, round, even and very fragrant. The price of a pound 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
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
Yellow Turmeric Starch
The powder is extracted from fresh turmeric roots, grown mostly in the 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 to mix with water, then wait to settle and filter again. This filtration process is repeated about 15 times until the powder underneath is thick and golden. Photo: Phuong Anh
Nuts – Mushroom
seeds, buckwheat flower seeds, dried forest shiitake… are also some of the specialties that many tourists buy as gifts when visiting this borderland. Price per kg of shiitake mushrooms from about 280,000 VND. Photo: Phuong Anh
Bellies upstairs kitchen
This is a signature dish of Mongolia. 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 a 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
Buffalo, dried beef
The dish is made from buffalo and beef meat and some spices such as salt, garlic, ginger, chili… Meat needs to choose fresh, firm pieces and usually corn, butt. The meat is cut along the grain into pieces about 2-3 cm thick, 30-40 cm long, and then mixed with a mixture of spices for about 3 hours. After that, the meat is skewered with bamboo sticks and placed 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 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 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
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

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