Sa Pa is the country of typical temperate vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, beets, chayote, garlic shoot, vegetable shoot... Vegetabls in Sapa have the special taste, sweet soft, attractive. The most popular vegetables in Sa Pa are: boiled chayote with sesame salt, stir-fried vegetable shoots with garlic, chicken soup with vegetables ...
2. Salmon – the food attract a lot of travelers
With enjoyed tasty, beautiful pink meat, high nutritional value, salmon dishes are becoming more popular to tourists coming to Sapa. Salmon can be processed into many different dishes as salmon salad, soup, grilled salmon, steamed fish eggs, smoked fish, salads ... however, salmon hot pot is the most favourite dish.
The salmon-toned pieces are embedded into the broth pot from salmon’s bones so it’s extremely charming. Eating salmon with vegetables such as Cai meo vegetable, chayote ...
Stream fishes in Sapa have variety and no fishy taste like other places. Stream fish is cooked on charcoal, then eat immediately when it’s still hot or crispy fried… that can make adish with thousands of enthusiasts.
4. Sapa "Cap nach" Pigs
The tourists may not understand the "Cap nach" means. This name come from the characteristic of this pig. Each "Cap nach" pig weighs just 4-5 kg. It is very small so the people can put it in the armpits and bring to the market to sell. The slide of meat is very slim and the lean meat is very soft, sweet. When you eat "Cap nach" pig, you can drink Fructus Crataegi Wine- a wine of H’mong minority, it will be a wonderful meal.
5. The Baked Foods
Coming to Sapa do not miss the baked foods. In the cold air, sit with friends, gather together and enjoy a hot grills, there's nothing better. The baked foods in Sa Pa are plenty and diverse, it seems whatever dishes can be baked. Chicken eggs, duck eggs, meat skewers, meat wrapped vegetables, rice, and chicken legs to chicken wings, corn, potatoes ... In particular, the baked foods here are often marinated with spices that only has in upland so the flavor is very attractive..
Thang Co is a speciality of Mong people in Bac Ha, is usually sold in the markets. Thang co Sapa is processed mainly from horses, a Thang co pot with meat, heart, liver, horse’s bowel, horse’s blood and 12 spices: cardamom, cinnamon, lemongrass, ginger, anise, chives ...
Thang co is usually eaten with dipped vegetables as cai meo vegetable, kohlrabi shoot... Also, eating thang Co you have to drink with corn wine,for the truly taste.
Seven color steamed rice is typical dish for traditional culture of ethnic Nung in Muong Khuong, Lao Cai. Seven colors are often pink, magenta, red, blue, green yellow, green and yellow. Colors of steamed rice are created from a variety of natural forest, so very characteristic flavor and perfectly safe. Peoples here notion that eating steamed rice at the holidays will bring more luck.
Lam Rice, is the signature dish of ethnic minority of northwestern region, the main raw material is glutinous rice cooked in bamboo. When cooked, chopped off the outside bamboo shell, leaving a thin layer of bamboo has been peeled by hands when eating. Rice has strong-tasting, bland, very flexible.
In Sa Pa, peoples eat rice with meat skewers made with grilled chicken breast, or pigs.
This is a special chicken of the Mong with the black skin, flesh and bone. The black chicken meat is, delicious, crispy skin bringing a very exciting feeling for enjoyers. The most popular dish made from black chicken is grilled chicken with honey. Grilled chicken with fragrant of mint eating with lemon pepper salt, will surely satisfy even the most discerning diners
If given the opportunity to Sa Pa, Lao Cai, visitors should not overlook Cuon Sui- one of the simple dishes but very unique, that you can not find it at anywhere else. Cuon Sui (or anhydrous noodle) has no broth like Pho (noodle) that can only be poured sauces on the white noodle. When eating, diners simply stir the spices with rice noodles, add some chili reducers, spices and served with fresh mint,