Ba Be weather and Ba Be foods

Ba Be National Park is located in Bac Kan Province in North Vietnam. The prominent features within the park are Ba Be lake, one of 20 special freshwater lakes of the world, many magical caves and the cool fresh lakes.

Ba Be weather/climate

The park has a tropical climate with forth distinct seasons:

  1.  Winter season from November to January with The average temperature in Ba Be National Park in those months for a typical day ranges from a high of 24°C to a low of 12°C
  2.  Spring season start from February to May with the average temperature in Ba Be lake in those months ranges from a high of 28°C to a low of 20°C
  3. Sumner season start from June to August with the average temperature in Ba Be lake in those months ranges from a high of 35°C to a low of 23°C
  4. Autumn season start from September to October with the average temperature in Ba Be lake in those months ranges from a high of 28°C to a low of 20°C

Ba Be Food

Roasted suckling pig – Source: Internet

When visiting Ba Be National Park, make sure to indulge in the local cuisine. Some of the must-try dishes include Ba Be grilled fish, roasted suckling pig, chicken, five-color sticky rice, steamed bamboo shoots with meat, and sour shrimp sauce. Don’t forget to sample the fragrant and sweet corn wine, a typical drink of Bac Kan province. Unlike other alcoholic drinks, corn wine does not cause fatigue or headaches even when consumed in large quantities. To fully experience the local culture and cuisine, join the locals in making traditional dishes.

  • Grilled Fish (cá Nướng)

Fresh fish from Ba Be Lake is caught by hand or with simple tools and baked with alcohol or charcoal stove. This dish is a popular snack among the Tay people and is usually served with a little chili. To complete the experience, sip on some corn wine or beer

  • Bamboo-Tube Rice (Cơm Lam)

Com Lam is a traditional dish that is popular among the ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam. The main ingredient is rice, which is placed into a fresh and young bamboo tube with a bit of water. To enhance the flavor, people usually add a little coconut juice. The bamboo tube is then wrapped with banana leaves and burned on fire until it smells good and is ready to be served. 

  • Pork Hanging on the open firer Kitchen (Heo Treo Gác Bếp)

Another unique local delicacy of the Tay people is smoked pork. The pork meat is sliced into small pieces and rubbed with rice wine, water, and salt. People keep the meat for 3 or 4 days before smoking it in wood stoves. The food is ready to serve when it turns yellow-black on the pork’s skin.

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