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5 best things to eat when traveling in Sapa, Vietnam

5 best things to eat when traveling in Sapa, Vietnam

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    Lon cap nach

    This is a traditional local grilled pork dish that literally means “grabbing the pig by the arm.” Pigs are cleaned, marinated and then left whole grilled or roasted. This meat sips with Sapa cucumber wine will make your drinking night might be excited.

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    Visitors can enjoy simple armpit pork steak at markets in highland such as Bac Ha, Muong Khuong, Mu Cang Chai, Moc Chau, Muong La, Meo Vac …If you do not have a chance to come to Sapa market, you can also enjoy pork steak at Sapa restaurants such as:

    • Bien May Restaurant: 031 Xuan Vien, Sapa Town
    • A Quynh restaurant, 015 Thach Son, Sapa Town
    • Hoa Sua Restaurant, 10 Silver Falls, Sapa Town

    Thang co (bone soup)

    For the ethnic people, they often try to cook all kinds of meat, buffalos, cows, pigs, etc. Thang co need to 27 different kinds of spices such as cinnamon, anise, cardamom, fragrant leaves, etc. Forest vegetable is an important part of this food. It is difficult to describe the special taste, just sweet, fat, sweet, aromatic flavor of this specialty. Undoubtedly, nothing was as fun as sitting, eating and sipping a cup of corn wine, feeling warm in the cold air, mountain breeze. The famous thang co is the thang co of Ma Le,  Address: 015 Thach Son, Sapa.

    Fresh vegetable

    In the cold climates, Sapa is the country of temperate vegetables such as white cauliflower, blueberry, red radish, chayote, chayote, chives. Vegetables planted in Sapa when eaten special tastes, soft sweet attractive.

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    Furthermore, you can come to Sapa cuisine area which is located on the left side of Sapa Rock Church to enjoy various food made from fresh vegetables in Sapa.

    Fresh sturgeon, salmon

    Unlike salmon, sturgeon imports are often slightly fat. Fish in cold-water fish in Sapa meat firm, hunting meats, no fat. In the cold climate, a hot pot of salmon/hot sturgeon steamed with a fresh vegetable whip, visitors will remember the whole life. Salmon or sturgeon can also be sliced thinly to mix salad, grilled.
    The place is famous for fresh sturgeon, salmon is Sliver Fall Restaurant located in Thac Bac Tourism Area.

    Any kind of grill

    Because of the cold climate, anything can be grilled. Chicken eggs, duck eggs, meat skewers, meat wrapped vegetables, rice, chicken legs to potatoes, potatoes and many specialties, etc all can be grilled. In the evening, the barbecue area near the Sapa Rock Church is the most popular place for tourists because of the warm space and delicious food suitable for cold mountain weather.


    Throughout the town, there are restaurants everywhere, eateries grow up close. You also have barbeque restaurants. However, you want to enjoy the right taste of Sapa baked goods, please visit the grill Sapa area on Cau May street.

    Dried meat “Khang Gai”

    The meat of horses, pigs are normally hung up by the H’Mong. Especially, this meat will probably be chopped into items about 2-3 kilograms and hung up so as to retailer. When consuming meat, they’ll clear mud and cook dinner with tomatoes, bamboo shoots, etc. Dried meat is fleshy, aromatic and crispy. Moreover, you can find dried meat in Sapa market to enjoy it.


    Don’t worry, when in Sapa, you will easily be able to find other Vietnamese food as well as all kinds of international restaurants, lots of things to try.

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    22 Jan 2020
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