Coming to Tam Dao, you not only get to enjoy the moments of rest, but also enjoy the specialties of the jungle.
Tam Dao is about 80km away from Hanoi, suitable for weekend trips, short vacations or simply to “escape” the work and chaos and worries in life. Situated at an altitude of over 1,000 meters above the sea, Tam Dao own fresh atmosphere, spacious with mist clouds covering the hills. Guests love the Tam Dao not only by the natural landscape but also because it has foods from mountains, very good for health.
Alcohol made from “Chit” worm
Chit worm only half as big one’s little finger, long about 2cm, white body, lying alone in tops of Chit trees, eating treetop to live, so in the wilted-chit will be worm fat plump, nutritious.
When catching chit worm, we can drop right into the bottle or roasted then soaked through alcohol, spicy wine of the nation. About a month later will become Chit wine but in the sense of the highlanders This is good for the man who “helpless”. With new people have been sick, malnourished children or the elderly, scattered deep steamed egg yolk and eat will help fast recover.
Tam Dao bamboo shoots mainly bamboo shoots bamboo, small body. Bamboo shoots cut back, peeled, remove all bark and brine,blanching in boiling water,then drop it into the jar away, add vinegar, garlic, chili is possible for using a long time. In addition, fresh shoots and roots when boiled up, put shrimp sauce, lemon pepper, when eaten directly by hand picked all the interesting new find dissipated from the mountains.
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.
Any visitor when drop in Tam Dao are also attracted by wild boar skewered are sold everywhere in the bazaar. Bellies tasty marinated and be stringed on a skewer. Also, in restaurants, hotels here are processing many other delicacies such as gut, sausage …
People here are wild boar farming, grazing on hills and not fed bran so very firm flesh but the price differential is not so much versus the delta and the housewife do not concern about the long way, buy as a gift or put in refrigerated eat slowly.
Chayote is the specialty associated with the name of Tam Dao. Climate and soil where crops best suited to grow chayote. Everywhere in Tam Dao, in the garden, in the walls, streams, or on high mountains … you will see the image gantry truss chayote grows up into cool lush green. People here are to grow natural chayote, without spraying but still lush. Chayote vegetable is grown mainly took the top pick. Simply boiled chayote tops dotted with sesame and garlic are sauteed not seen sweet extremely cool.
Lam rice in Tam Dao are also preferred by many tourists. Sticky rice is soaked carefully then put in small bamboo tube look very nice, when grilled on charcoal fire will emit fragrant smell of sticky rice mixed with bamboo tube can make up its own flavor to the dish.
Chilly afternoon or evening stroll in town,you come in a roadside barbecue restaurant and enjoy dishes like Lam rice, baking characteristics, corn, eggs, quail … sure, you will feel received the poetic and discover the unique culinary delights of the high mountains of Tam Dao.