Adventures in East Asia

Goat Meat Lunch in Tam Coc in the Ninh Binh Province

Whilst in Ninh Binh, we had the opportunity to try out goat meat which is a speciality here. Apparently, there are a number of ways the meat is cooked, and the goats are mountain-raised here, fed with leaves which is supposed to result in better meat than hill-raised goats.


The kind we had came with a range of other dishes as part of our lunch. The goat meat was served up in small, cut pieces goated with sesame seeds. To eat it, we wrapped up a few nuggets in thin rice paper together with herbs and dipped the roll in some sweet sauce.


The result is a subtle, scented taste, which to me was a little strange with the rice paper, which, well, was just like eating paper. Linh tackles the dish in this video below.

I can't say that this is a dish I'd rush back to Ninh Binh for, but I'm glad we had a chance to try some. Luckily, there were other dishes to enjoy our lunch with. There was some braised pork, which was soft and salty, not an uncommon oriental dish.


A couple of prawns, served up like a couple of fingers.


Lastly, there was the obligatory soup which seems to come with every Vietnamese meal we've had. This variety consisted of pork and green vegetables with herbs.


More Tam Coc goat lunch photos on Flickr

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