Son La is considered the jewel of the Northwestern mountains. With a cool climate, fertile land, hard-working people, there are many Son La specialties that are popular with many people.
Well, it goes without saying that almost you can find milk just everywhere. However, Moc Chau’s fresh milk has made a name for itself across the country for being perfectly creamy and nutritious. You can drink it within only three days but no worries, we are certain that you will finish it in a day or two since being able to start a day with a cup of warm creamy milk in the chilly morning is a undeniably blessing feeling, rendering you warm as well as refreshed.
Where: Trang trai bo sua Moc Chau Dairy Farm
Address: 168 Hoang Quoc Viet, Nong Truong Town, Moc Chau, Son La
Tel: 0220.127.116.11 - 0916.668.969
Five-color sticky rice
Moc Chau is one of the most vibrant hubs for minorities in Vietnam. Each tribe represents an exquisite color that it is proud of. Dao people add to the fun with their five-color sticky rice which is made of rice mixed with a range of herbal leaves, creating an irresistible dish for the local as well as tourists.
As simple as his town, Cai Meo is a one-ingredient dish featuring Cai Meo. Rest assured since it won’t disappoint you with numerous tastes your tastebuds will feel with only a bite of it. A little bitter at first but it will pass soon, leaving a clear sweetness in your mouth. Although Cai meo Moc Chau can be used to add in hotpot, fried dish, chicken, its favorite style is the easy boiling and then served with a bowl of soy sauce or fish sauce.
Buffalo’s meat (Thịt trâu gác bếp)
The “leader” of Moc Chau’s specialties, Thit trau gac bep, originally of Thai tribe, must never be missed in Moc Chau’s big events such as Tet Holiday or Wedding. Few have left Moc Chau without buying a little Thit trau gac bep for souvenir. Generally, its price will be approximately 600000VND/kg, sold at Tiểu Khu 32, Chiềng Đi or intersection 73 (ngã ba 73), Peach Garden.
Grilled Stream Fish (Cá suối nước)
One merit of Grilled Stream Fish is that you can eat both the meat and the bone. In addition, the Grilled Fish is tasty with the company of spicy fish sauce (mắm tỏi ớt) or chili sauce. It is highly recommended to eat Grilled Stream Fish with sticky rice, which never fails to amaze the diner.
Calf meat (Bê chao)
Soft sweet calf meat “chao” by hot oil in the pan, letting out the most irresistible taste that entrances anyone passing by. You can easily catch sight of “Be chao” restaurants along the National Road 6 (Quốc lộ 6), Tiểu Khu Chiềng Đi or Công Trường Mộc Châu town (Moc Chau Site Town). Prices for small dish range from 100 000VND-150 000VND, 150 000VND to 200 000VND for big one.
*Quan 64 Moc Chau
Address: AH13, Phiêng Luông, Mộc Châu, Sơn La
Tel: +84 96 981 16 66
*Nam Hung 70
Address: QL6, Phien Luong, Moc Chau, Son La
Tel: 0212 3869 558
*Xuan Bac 181 Restaurant
Address: QL6, Phiêng Luông, Mộc Châu, Sơn La
Tel: 0166 608 3486
Not only serve as a spectacle for beholders, Green Tea Hills, occupying up to 3000 ha of Tea Land in Moc Chau, offer delicate tea cups not only for the local people but also across Vietnam.
Where: Doi che Trai Tim (Heart-shape Tea Hill)
Address: Nông trường Mộc Châu, Mộc Châu, Sơn La
Tel: 091 279 39 22
Available at the end of May annually, peach from Moc Chau can be found sold by street vendors along National Road 6 (Quoc lo 6). Moc Chau’s peach brings about pleasant sense of sweetness and mild sourness, refreshment at every crunchy bite.
Where: Vuon Dao (Peach Garden)
Address: Vườn Đào, Phiêng Luông, Mộc Châu, Sơn La