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2.0 Local Food- Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a place with mountains and that leads to special foods. One of the biggest specialties is goat meat. Below, you will find some more specialties you definitely should try!

Specialty 

  • Ninh Binh rice crust
    They make dish dish with cooked rice which is getting shaped into rounds. After cooled down, the slices will be soaked into a pan with hot oil until they get yellow. A beef and pig’s kidney and heart are crunched into thin slices. Then mixed with ingredients and spices like tomato, mushroom, carrot and union.
  • Rare goat meat
    Ninh Binh’s goat meat is famous because it taste better than other regions. The reason for this is that there are many limestone mountains which are perfect for breeding and raising goats. In addition, the locals need to a lot of steps in the processing procedure to get the best texture. The best goat dishes are served with herbs such as ginger, lemon, citronella, seasoning powder and chilly. The meat of a rare goat is nutritious and good for people’s health.
  • Ninh Binh eel vermicelli
    This can be the best eel vermicelli you’ve ever tasted. The eels are washed with vinegar and after that their inside will be removed. Getting mixed with spices like onion pepper and red chili. After that, they will be fried with mashed union.
  • Ninh Binh Mountain Snail
    This is a new specialty of Ninh Binh. The snails are rare because they live in rock niches only, and the only time when they will crawl out is in the rainy season. The snail taste crispy, sweet with the aromatic herbal smell and can be boiled, fried, grilled or steamed. 
  • Nho Quan Liquor
    A specialty liquor of Ninh Binh is made by cooking sticky rice and mixing with yeast for at least 3 months. The liquor has a sweet aroma taste which satisfies every visitor.
    A small place to be, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good meal in Ninh Binh. There are not many restaurants in total, but enough for you to try the specialties during your stay!

Restaurants

  • Trung Tuyet Restaurant
    Address: 14 Hoang Hoa Tham | Trung Son, Thanh Binh, Ninh Binh
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 21:00
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/huyenchang1986/
    Price: cheap 
  • Orchid Restaurant
    Address: Tam Coc - Bich Dong | Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu Dist., Ninh Binh
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 23:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Minh Toan Restaurant Father Cooking
    Address: Van Lam Village, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District | Tam Coc, Bich Dong
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:00
    Price: cheap
  • Bao Anh Restaurant
    Address: 15 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ninh Binh
    Opening hours: 07:00 to 22:00
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Bao-Anh-Restaurant-Ninh-Binh-1526088997696905/
    Price: cheap 
  • Hoang Giang Restaurant
    Address: Hang Ca – Truong Yen – Hoa Lu
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:00 
  • Duclinh Restaurant
    Address: Khu du lich, Ninh Binh
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • 24 Noodle Soup
    Address: 24 Le Hong Phong Street, Ninh Binh
    Opening hours:
    Price: cheap
  • Ngoc Minh Restaurant
    Address: Quang truong 3, Ninh Khanh, Ninh Binh
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:00
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/atcdres/
    Price: cheap 
  • Duc De Ninh Binh Restaurant
    Address: 446 Nguyen Hue street
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:30
    Price: mid-range
  • Mien luon ba Phan (noodles with eels)
    Address: Tran Hung Dao Street
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:30
    Price: cheap