When coming to Ninh Binh Vietnam, tourists will be amazed by not only scenic landscapes, historical sites, national parks and hospitable locals, but its special and unique cuisine as well. In addition to burned rice, eel vermicelli and Kim Son sticky wine, Ninh Binh’s goat meat is also such a hit with visitors. Therefore, it is no surprise when this dish is listed on the "Top 50 Vietnamese specialties" by the Vietnam Record Center on September 7, 2012. There are many different things to do in Ninh Binh Vietnam, but missing Ninh Binh’s goat meat will be a big pity, thus let’s read on to explore all these best dishes to have a really amazing trip to this land.


Obviously, the goat meat is popular everywhere; however, I am sure that you are often served with raised goat meat and Ninh Binh’s goat meat will be definitely different – fresh, low fat and aromatic. Do you know why? People say that many Ninh Binh possesses many limestone mountains and goats run more so the meat will be firmer than that of goats grazing on the hills or farms. More importantly, the processing secret is the main reason making Ninh Binh’s goat meat a local specialty built into its culinary brand.

1. De U Trau

The meat must be from the goats grazing on the mountain – it is soft and fragrant. Goats often run on the mountains, eat leaves of forest trees and leaves on the cliffs so their meat is more nutritious. Mountain goats are prepared carefully, then mixed with lemongrass and other fragrant leaves. Then the locals cover the goat with husks, use the straw to fire the husks, and keep the heat until it is cooked. They grill and flutter for hot fire spreading all over the goat.

De U Trau

The meat is luscious, sweet and has fragrant lemongrass and a crispy crust. This dish is better served with burned rice, herbs and ginger sauce. This is one of 10 delicious goat meat dishes in Ninh Binh you must try. Don’t miss it!

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2. Chan De Ham Thuoc Bac

There are many delicious goat meat restaurants in Ninh Binh that can process food and medicine to improve health – That is Chan De Ham Thuoc Bac. This unique dish is the creativity of the Ninh Binh, the meat of the goat has now been served with traditional Chinese medicine is “wonderful remedy" for our health.

Chan De Ham Thuoc Bac

Chan De Ham Thuoc Bac is easy-to-eat and easy-to-cook by simply cutting the feet of the goat into smaller parts, adding the purple onions and simmering with the package of medicine in between two to three hours to get the best taste. This dish is of good quality as the stewed sweet water and the medicinal herbs remove the smell of goat meat. You should enjoy this wonderful dish with noodles or herbs on cold rainy days. Therefore, this dish is also on the list of delicious goat meat dish with all Ninh Binh foodie.

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3. De Nuong Ngu Vi

Another best goat meat that tourists should not miss when traveling to Ninh Binh is De Nuong Ngu Vi. This dish conquers the most difficult guests because it is the harmony of the five main spices: satay, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, sugar, cooking oil and seasoning powder. Sliced ​​goat meat is then marinated for five minutes, sometimes mixed and then baked on the charcoal.

De Nuong Ngu Vi

During the process of cooking, the chef must turn and flip continuously for cooked meat, finished products are pieces of aromatic grilled goat meat. During the Ninh Binh trip, what is more exciting than sitting with your family and friends around the table goat meat and enjoy De Nuong Ngu Vi and sipping Kim Son sticky?

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4.  De Tai Chanh

One of the favorite goat meat in Ninh Binh is De Tai Chinh, which is made from covering the goat meat through the pot of boiling water and add the lemon juice to mix and squeeze until they are blended. Some pepper, garlic, fresh peppers, lemon leaves and sesame also make its taste.

De Tai Chanh

Goat meat must be fresh, thinly sliced, and covered with to boiling water but not to be ripe as the meat will lose sweetness. This delicious goat meat dish should be eaten with some leaves, herbs and cherries such as figs, green bananas soaked in vinegar and dots with soy sauce for a long time.

5. De Xao Lan

This dish is slightly complicated, but it is really worth trying. The meat must be fresh, sliced ​thinly, be clean after being put into a pot of water with vinegar. This dish will be aromatic due to the taste of garlic, lemongrass, and ginger.

De Xao Lan

In order to prepare this specialty of Ninh Binh’s goat meat, we have to fire the oil pan and sauté the meat with onion, perilla, and spices, then sprinkle on top of sesame or roasted peanuts. You can enjoy it with hot sauce, with rice, or with vermicelli. I bet that if you try this dish once, you will understand why De Xao Lan is one of the favorable goat meat of Ninh Binh contributing to a diversified Ninh Binh cuisine.

6. De Xao Xa Ot

For me, every single dish from Ninh Binh’s goat meat is worth trying. De Xao Xa Ot is also an attractive goat meat dish from Ninh Binh that tourists should not forget. It shows the diversity and creativity in Ninh Binh cuisine. The raw materials are fresh mountainous goat meat and can be varied via a wide range of processing secret to create many different strange and luscious dishes.

De Xao Xa Ot

Minced goat meat is marinated with lemongrass and fresh peppers. Turn on the stove, fire the oil and cook the meat. After that, we will be served with a goat meat dish bringing full of distinctive taste and appealing color.

These above are top 6 best dishes from Ninh Binh’s goat meat that you should try when visiting this cultural and historical land. I also give you some recipes to make these dishes; however, to enjoy the best taste, let’s go and explore Ninh Binh cuisine. For more amazing trips, visit VieGo now