Almost every traveller could not help admiring when they have the chance to enjoy unique cuisines of Giay people in Ta Van village, Sapa. I am not an exception, it is lucky for me as I have tried many special dishes there through my Sapa travel. Among them, 7 – colour steamed glutinous rice of the Giay impressed me the most.
Before deciding to book a Sapa travel tour, I had done some research online and found that Giay people in Ta Van village, Sapa cooks up a very delicious steamed glutinous rice. When I had the chance to enjoy that unique sticky, it was a surprise for me as this dish is a perfect combination of seven colors without using any kind of chemical color. The Giay women pick up seven kinds of forest leave in the moutain and use their traditional secret to make this not only delicious but also eye-catching dish. Visit Sapa with Indochina travel Vietnam
Local people say that only glutinous rice which is planted in Sapa once time a year can be used as the main ingredient to make this dish. The mold used to shape the steamed glutinous rice has to be made from pinewood, a Giay woman told me that pinewood smells good and she even emphasized that they never use other kinds of wood to make the mold for this dish. Thanks to strictly selected cooking ingredients and a unique recipe of clever Giay women, 7 – colour steamed glutinous rice has a very special fragrant taste from diferent types of forest leaves as well as good glutinous rice planted in upland fields. For me, it is one of the most memorable dishes among those foods I tried when travel to Sapa.
In Giay people’s belief, if you eat 7 – colour steamed glutinous rice on Tet and holidays, you will be lucky all the time. If there is a chance to visit Ta Van village of Giay people in Sapa, do not forget to enjoy this unique cuisine which is not only has food value but also brings great spiritual values.
The Indochina Voyages team.
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