The beautiful land of Ninh Binh is famous for its long history and picturesque landscapes that have been recognized as a World’s Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Therefore, this land has always been the choice in each tourist trip of tourists near and far.

Along with beautiful natural scenery is the famous dishes that when mentioned, people will think straight to Ninh Binh. northernvietnamtravel will share the fascinating Ninh Binh specialties so that visitors can taste each time they visit.

Cơm cháy (burnt rice)

The first specialty to try is burnt rice, which is also the most famous dish of Ninh Binh. Made from 100% pure rice, Ninh Binh burnt rice brings the unique flavor of the ancient land that cannot be confused with any other province. The rice is in a light yellow color of fried rice, with the suitable taste for all ages. The rice is sold all over the land of Ninh Binh, from the city to Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Tam Coc Pagodas, even along the highway so visitors won’t find it difficult to buy this specialty.

Com Chay

Burned rice

Tái dê (goat meat)

It’s such a mistake to exclude goat meat from your Ninh Binh food tour. Despite being inexpensive, this traditional food of Hoa Lu ancient capital is no less toothsome. The land that is rich with Limestone Mountains is the ideal place to raise mountain goats, from which many special dishes are processed. Goat meat is often eaten with different leaves, fruits and especially the ginger sauce. This is not only delicious food but also a valuable remedy for people’s health.

Goat Meat

Goat meat

Miến lươn (eel vermicelli)

Along with goat meat and burned rice, eel vermicelli is also in the top must-eat dished in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Unlike other places, the only selected eel in Ninh Binh for this dish is eel nuggets with brown back, red bellies. One eel is small but its meat smells really good and is firm. Eel noodles are often eaten with banana flowers to make the taste calm without the stinky smell. If you have ever enjoyed Ninh Binh eel, you will want to return to this place to enjoy this simple specialty.

eel vermicelli

Eel vermicelli

Nem Yên Mạc (Yen Mac fermented spring roll)

The land of Yen Mac is famous for its traditional spring rolls made from meat. The raw material to make this spring roll is simple but the processing is extremely demanding in order to create the unique pink color of pork. When being served, it tastes spicy and sour and is often used with guava leaves and garlic vinegar to ensure all of its special flavors.

Fermented spring roll

Fermented spring roll

Rượu nếp Kim Sơn (Kim Son sticky wine)

If you still wonder what things to do in Ninh Binh, Viet Nam or what drink to try, why not jump to the local sticky wine? Previously, the wine was contained in an earthen jar. Kim Son sticky wine possesses a very soothing smell and sweet flavor. The older the wine is, the better it tastes. Kim Son sticky rice wine is especially good for health since it’s soaked with snakes, geckos, starfish, gibbons, etc. Nowadays, this wine is sold to the market in a bottle and can be easily found when you come to Ninh Binh.