Sapa, Vietnam

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We took an overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. We boarded at 9:40pm and arrived around 5:40am in Lao Cai, the nearest station to Sapa. Sapa is surrounded by mountains and home to several ethnic minority groups including H’mong, Dao, Giay, Pho Lu and Tay. The weather in Sapa was always misty during our stay.

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Many said that a visit to Sapa won’t be complete without trying their roasted dishes. Roasting seems to be one of the favorite cooking methods in Sapa, as I saw several kinds of roasts including roast beef, pork, chicken wings, chicken eggs, fish from steam being roasted, corn, and eggplant.

Of course, sipping Pho is the best, especially in the cold weather! The temperature during our visit ranged from 10-14C. It wasn’t windy so it wasn’t so cold.

 

Little Sapa Restaurant

For our first lunch, I searched tripadvisor.com on where to eat. Little Sapa Resuratant is the 5th in the list and quite near from our hotel so we gave it a try. It is located in Cau May, the busiest street in Sapa.

It was Sunday, and the restaurant was packed. Staff were attentive and can speak English. The menu has a good range of Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices, as far as Sapa is concerned.

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Fresh Vegetable Spring Roll (Nen Tuoi Rai) 52,000

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Grilled Wild Boar Sapa Style on Hot Plate (Longrung Nuong Gangnong) 115,000

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Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo) 35,000 — This this the cheapest Pho that we had in Sapa

 

 

Nha Hang Lien Ton

On our first night in town, we decided to have a walk around town and try Sapa’s version of roast pork. We asked the receptionist to suggest an appetizing place that serves this dish. After showing us the map and pointing us at the area where the restaurant is located, we immediately left the hotel to head to the restaurant.

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Sauteed Young Susu Vegetable with garlic (Cai Meo Xao Thit Xong Khoi)

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Roast Wild Boar with lemon grass (Lon Rung Xao Xa Ot)

 

Gerbera Restaurant

This restaurant is huge compared to the rest of the restaurants that we visited. They have wide range of Vietnamese in their menu. Their set meals seemed to be the cheapest.

During our visit, there were only 4-5 tables occupied and only one of the servers could speak English.

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Pork Noodle Soup 40,000

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Fried Rice with Pork 60,000

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Fried Noodle with Chicken, onion and Carrots 75,000

 

Nha Hang Quynh Anh Restaurant

After our walk in Cat Cat, we got tired so we took a taxi back to Sapa. We asked the cabbie to drop us in the town centre. This day, we took the risk to try Sapa’s street food.

Pork Spring Roll (Nem Tom) 70,000

Pork Spring Roll (Nem Tom) 70,000

Sauteed Young Susu Vegetable with garlic (Cai Meo Xao Thit Xong Khoi) 42,000

Sauteed Young Susu Vegetable with garlic (Cai Meo Xao Thit Xong Khoi) 42,000

Stick of local Pork (Thit Lon Ban Thui) 25,000/stick

Stick of local Pork (Thit Lon Ban Thui) 25,000/stick

Buffalo Bell

For our last dinner, we took a chance to visit this restaurant as our hotel’s receptionist gave us a discount coupon. I thought the hotel and the restaurant have the same owner.

We had a good seat at the balcony with good street view. The ambiance is good. They serve both Vietnamese and Western dishes.

Fried Kang Kong with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi) 58,000

Fried Kang Kong with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi) 58,000

Grilled Wild Boar with lemon grass (Lon Rung Xao Xa Ot) 98,000

Grilled Wild Boar with lemon grass (Lon Rung Xao Xa Ot) 98,000

Our Best Meals

Mine:  Little Sapa Restaurant Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

Alvin: Nha Hang Lien Ton Roast Wild Boar with lemon grass (Lon Rung Xao Xa Ot)

Albert: Gerbera Restaurant Fried Noodle with Chicken, onion and Carrots

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