SAPA THROUGH SOME DELICIOUS FOODSapa Town does not also attract tourists by beautiful natural scenarios from mountains and forests but also by a lot of delicious food. Nibbling crispy fishes from streams or sipping a glass of alcohol are some unforgettable impression about cuisine when we travel to Sapa.
In previous years, salmon is known to live just on North beach in Europe and America. Recently, after people have applied a lot of methods to try to keep it in other areas such as Asia, salmon now can live naturally and create high productivity. And this kind of fish has presented in Sapa and becomes one of the most favorite dishes which a lot of people love.
Salmon in Sapa has some specific characteristics of the cold weather in highlands. Soft and flabby in every blade of meat can create a sugary taste accompanied by the attractive salmon color as its name. When you go to any restaurants in this town, you can easily order some dishes processed from salmon such as salad, fry, roast, pemmican and so on. Among these dishes, hot pot is the most popular one. With the skillful process from the talented chef, salmon hot pot in Sapa doesn’t have a rotten smell. Far from this, it becomes more charming than ever before when it is used with vegetables from forests. In the cold weather in the mountains there, sipping a small glass of alcohol and eating this kind of hot pot will certainly be the memorable experiences.
Pork stolen armpit
Pork stolen armpit is derived from Mong people. This name is explained that people always carry pigs under their arm when going to the market to sell them. The pigs can be processed to make some delicious cuisines through drying, steaming, roasting,… Popularly, honey roast ham is most attractive to many people because its appearance is sightly, also, its meat is soft and sweet to suit a lot of appetites. The sauce made from salt and red pepper is a perfect usage to enjoy this cuisine.
Grilled skewered food
These cuisines are extremely easy to be found when you set food on Sapa. There is a lot of counter selling them everywhere with a variety of styles. If you are hungry, you can choose a spicy beef skewer convoluted with vegetables or a chicken one or bamboo-tube rice, etc. There is a lot to choose and enjoy. One of the best feelings for us is that walking on the street, finding a small store, talking together and waiting for our own skewers.
Fish from streams
This is the characteristic dish from every highland area where have a lot of streams crossing cliffs. This kind of fish is not as big as the ones living in ponds but its meat is so soft and flabby. Each fish is as big as two or three fingers of a person. A special thing is that it usually disguises to the green color of moss in the rocks to avoid people. Also, it has a lot of bones so people usually fry it for ease. After frying, it becomes crispy and we can eat some small bones. The tasty and sugary from its meat make people who have ever eaten it memorize for a long time.