Dried buffalo meat in Ha Giang

Published:  16:04 Tuesday - September 20, 2016

Dried buffalo meat in Ha Giang

Ha Giang is not only famous for the majestic landscapes but also for the unique cuisine with many famous speciality food. Dried buffalo is a famous food and considered as a symbol of the Black Thai’s cuisine in Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a northern mountains province in which many ethnic nations are living in. Putting the meat on the kitchen shelf has becomes their habit. For a long time, dried buffalo meat and pork are their necessary food and it is Ha Giang’s specialty that visitors should not miss when visiting here also.

That dried meat is often the long pieces of meat, each of them is stringed on stick and hang to the kitchen’s shelf. Before that, the meat was mixed with some spices, such as ginger, chili and “mac ken” – a special spicy in the northern mountain provinces.


With the dried buffalo, the flavor of smoke is almost intact. The processing techniques are traditional secret but products are quite homogeneous. Dried meat still retains the flavor characteristics, especially, the sweetness of the meat. When people often shred with the grain, it can eat immediately or use with corn wine. This dish is made completely natural, so it can reserve about 1 month. 

After a period of time, the meat is dried which make a specific flavor. Dried buffalo meat with delicious taste and no preservative substance become the favorite food of many visitors when travelling in Ha Giang.


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