Unique specialties in Thanh Hoa’s forest

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Unique specialties in Thanh Hoa’s forest

Luong Ngoc stream in Cam Luong Commune, Cam Thuy District is a favorite destination for visitors in Vietnam travel. It is also called “God fish stream” by local people.

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God fish

With more visitors coming to explore the stream, a wet market has emerged there selling unique products that cannot be found elsewhere in Thanh Hoa. Located at the foot of Truong Sinh Mountain, Luong Ngoc is a shallow stream, around half a meter deep. The most popular fish species in the stream is Spinibarbus maensis. The name “God fish” comes from Muong people’s age-old belief that the fish is sacred and one might die if they catch or eat it.

God fish
God fish

Watching schools of large fish in Luong Ngoc stream does not take much time, the market turns out to be a perfect treat for those wishing to explore the upland area.

Wild orchid

Wild orchid
Wild orchid

Wild orchid is one of the most popular products at this market. They are fresh as they are brought to the market for sale shortly after they are picked from the forest. They cost tens of thousands of dong per basket.

Melon

Melon
Melon

Vendors also have a type of melon that looks like cucumber. This melon species is good for those suffering from sleeplessness. Forest fruits such as jackfruit, mandarin, grapefruit and banana can be found there as well.

Other specialties in Thanh Hoa

banh gai
Banh gai

For food, the market sells small banh gai (glutinous rice cake), tiny com lam (rice cooked in bamboo tubes), and grilled and boiled corn.