"Pa pinh top" in northwestern localities

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“Pa pinh top” (grilled fish), is a speciality of the Thai ethnic minority group in the northwestern region of Vietnam.

Freshwater fish found in the mountains only eat moss, leaves and crustaceans, so their meat is lean and has a unique flavour.

After being cut the fish is marinated with several ingredients including ginger, garlic and herbs. Then it is folded and placed on a charcoal grill.

The meat is grilled until soft. It costs VND100,000 (US$4.3) per kilogramme. You can find this dish in upland markets in the northwestern region.