Mong Chicken

Mong Chicken is considered as the speciality of the Mong ethnic groups in Tay Ninh.


This species has black or brown-black feathers. Even though the skin, bones and inner organs are all black, Mong Chicken tastes differently from Ac Chicken, another type of black chicken in Vietnam.

In the past, this species was only raised in places where the Mong ethnic group resides. However, because Mong Chicken has been placed on the endangered list, scientists have tried to preserve and develop the species. Nowadays, from the plains to the mountains, we can find Mong Chicken. However, the best tasting type of Mong Chicken can only be found in Tay Ninh.

Mong Chicken is widely preferred because of its delicious and healthy meat. The custom of this species is to jump and fly. In addition, as they are raised in a natural setting, the meat of these chickens is of high quality with only a small amount of fat. According to many scientists, Mong Chicken also provides us with 3.87% of glutamic acid, which accounts for its extremely sweet flavor.

In addition, because Mong Chicken is low in cholesterol but relatively high in linoleic acid, it is especially good for people who have heart disease. In Tay Ninh, people serve Mong Chicken in many different ways: with porridge, grilled, fried, etc. which give the eaters many different tasty flavours.