Local food in mountainous Sapa town

1. Thang Co (horse meat soup) - a traditional dish of the H'mong people in Sapa and is believed to have first appeared more than 200 years ago

Restaurants:

  • A Quynh Restaurant: 15 Thach Son Street,
  • Sapa Town Moment Romantic Restaurant: 26 Muong Hoa Street,
  • Sapa Town A Nguyen Restaurant: Xuan Nguyen Street, Sapa Town

Thang Co (horse meat soup)

2. Com Lam (fried rice-in-bamboo-tube) - a cheap and delicious specialty of Sapa."Com" means rice, "lam" is a word used by the Thai tribe, meaning fried. Com Lam means fried rice, but this rice is special because it is fried in bamboo tubes.

Restaurants

  • A Quynh Restaurant: 15 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town
  • Sapa Grilling Area: Cau May Street, Sapa Town
  • Bon Mua Restaurant: 9 Thac Bac Street, Sapa Town.

Com Lam (fried rice-in-bamboo-tube)

3. Thit Lon Cap Nach (free-range pig) - the tribal people do not lock pigs up in a pen but let them free to find food in the forest and garden. This explains the special sweetness of Sapa's pork that you cannot find anywhere else. The tribe people bring their pigs by the arms, under the armpits to the market for saling and the buyers bring them home in the same way. "Thit lon cap nach" is usually grilled or roasted.

Restaurants

  • Anh Dung Restaurant: 69 Xuan Vien Street, Sapa Town
  • Hoang Minh Restaurant: 22-23 Sapa Food Court
  • A Quynh Restaurant: 15 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town
  • Sapa Grilling Area: Cau May Street, Sapa Town.

Thit Lon Cap Nach (free-range pig)

4. Thit Trau Gac Bep (dried buffalo meat) - generally means buffalo meat hanging in the kitchen. The Black Thai people of Sapa marinate and dry the buffalo meat in order to have food through the rainy season. The meat will be hang in the kitchens aount 8 months to a year. The smoke from the kitchen gives the meat a distinct smell.

Restaurants

  • Sapa Grilling Area: Cau May Street, Sapa Town
  • Fansipan Restaurant: 25 Cau May Street, Sapa Town

Thit Trau Gac Bep (dried buffalo meat)

5. Mam Da (a kind of vegetable) - it has a similar taste to Chinese broccoli but it smells better and tasters sweeter.

Restaurants

  • Hong Tai Restaurant: 751 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town
  • Sapa Grilling Area: Cau May Street, Sapa Town

Mam Da (a kind of vegetable)

6. Men Men Sapa (rice made of corn) - one of the most popular foods of the Hmong people made of corn.

Restaurant

  • Sapa Grilling Area: Cau May Street, Sapa Town

Men Men Sapa (rice made of corn)