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EAT & DRINK Sapa Sunday, 20 November 2016

Enjoy Sapa specialties

The tourists come to Sapa to have opportunity of seeing wonderful landscape including clouds, mountains, forests, terraced fields… And one thing that attracts most of tourists is the local food in Sapa.

The tourists come to Sapa to have opportunity of seeing wonderful landscape including clouds, mountains, forests, terraced fields… And one thing that attracts most of tourists is the local food in Sapa. There are many kinds of food in Sapa which you should try when you go there.

Fresh vegetable

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With cool climate, Sapa is the land of vegetables of temperate zone like cauliflower, broccoli, beet, chayote, mustard greens… Sapa vegetables have their own taste, very different from ones in other cities.

Fresh salmon and sturgeon

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Different from Sapa sturgeon, imported sturgeon is fatter. In cold days in Sapa, a meal with salmon/sturgeon hot pot and fresh vegetables is the best. These two kinds of fish also can be made salad, grilled…

Pork (held in hand)

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The pork is held in hand to the market so that it is called ‘held-in-hand” pork. A pig is about 4-5kg. After being marinated, it will be grilled. A piece of pork must be thin, sweet and soft. Enjoying pork with Sapa wild apple wine is the experience that you must try.

Grilled food

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It seems that because Sapa’s climate is cool all year round, everything can be grilled, from chicken egg, bamboo-stick rice to mustard greens, corn and sweet potato. In the evening, every grilled stall is all crowded.

Stream fish

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The most special thing of stream fish is that it is not fishy. You only need to bake or grill, fry with tomato sauce, curry powder or pepper then you will have a delicious dish.

Mushroom

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Sapa has mushroom all year round with the price of about 50.000 VND/0,5kg. Dried mushroom after soaking in warm water still remain the smell and taste of fresh mushroom. You can order some dishes made from mushroom in Sapa restaurants.

Thang co

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With ethnic people, thang co is the mixture of various kinds of meat: buffalo, beef, pork… This dish must have 27 different spices and forest vegetable. The taste of thang co must be sweet, fat and tasty. There is nothing more interesting than having a thang co pot and sipping a cup of corn wine with your friends in the cold days. The most famous thang co restaurant is Ma Le thang co, A Quynh thang co: 015 Thach Son, Sapa.

Black chicken

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Black chicken is very small, only 1,2kg/one. Black chicken can be cooked in many delicious dishes but the most famous one is grilled chicken with honey bee. Eating grilled chicken with lemon soup powder is the best. If you don’t try this dish in Sapa, that means you haven’t been to Sapa yet.

Besides, you can also try other dishes like: Bac Ha plum in green, Bac Ha fungus, Bac Ha wine, San Lung wine, corn cake…

Some recommended addresses:

  • Anh Dung Sapa restaurant: 69 Xuan Vien, Sapa.
  • Hoa Dao Sapa restaurant: 33 Xuan Vien, Sapa.
  • Chapa restaurant: 40 Cau May, Sapa.
  • Lotus (Anh Dao) restaurant: 34 Cau May, Sapa.
  • Grilled stalls near Sapa ancient church, the way to Ham Rong.
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