Giay people in Sapa has nearly by a thousand people are concentrated mainly along Muong Hoa valley. They prefer to built their big villages in the fertile lands along stream broad and relatively flat. Giay people is very famous of special local food such as: Khau Nhuc; Crumb cake; Day cake; five colors steamed glutinous rice…
Visit to Lao Cai, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food made from vegetables such as: chayote vegetables, borecoles…and can’t help mentioning the green peas vegetables. Talking about green peas vegetables, maybe most of people just thinking of harvesting fruits and nuts but in Lao Cai, the local people mainly harvest vegetable tops.
Ban Pho - Bac Ha has long been famous with corn wine. Anyone come to Bac Ha are keen on tasting the corn wine here. Bac Ha has many places distill corn wine but corn wine in Ban Pho is the most famous by the tangy, charm flavor.
Speaking of wild banana flowers, many people have felt the familiar affinity, which are typical of the Northwestern mountains. The wild banana flowers bloom a bright red color when they, and the Northwestern forests wake up after a long sleep during winter. Among the swathes, sometimes the bright red flowers appear as light sparks of the forests. There are many different kinds of wild banana flower, the first one is bright red and it just used for decoration, the second one is bright purple and can be processed into food.
When the day of cold, biting wind and dried up through away, the spring rains come to irrigate the trees, fields, fields in the mountains. The forest land becomes soft and spongy, the weather begins to warm up. The Sat bamboo shoot forest (the tree which are relating to the bamboo, small body very straight) Lao Cai as awakening after a long sleep: fresh and energetic. A few days later, the Sat bamboo shoots are full of springing simultaneously, nipping in the bud. The Lao Cai Sat bamboo shoot are enter the season.