Top 10 delicious dishes Sapa you can’t miss


Lam rice

Rice is a typical dish of ethnic minorities in the Northwest. The rice dish is cooked with the main ingredient of glutinous rice. Rice is grilled in bamboo tube, when ripe, we just need to cut off the burnt bamboo bark, leaving the thin bamboo sheath just to peel the hand to eat. In Sapa, from restaurants and hotels to roadside shops, this unique dish is served. Delicious rice with smells of sticky rice, gentle aroma of bamboo. All blend together to create a delicious dish, attracting tourists when traveling to Sapa.


Address: Cau May Street, Sapa, Lao Cai.


The cold weather in Sapa is the ideal place to enjoy barbecue. Anyone traveling to Sapa does not miss this delicious Sapa dish. Besides familiar dishes such as sweet potatoes, chicken eggs, chicken wings, you can easily find some delicious dishes in the Northwestern identity such as: cat cabbage beef, grilled stream fish, baked eggs, salmon rolls , pork skewers, three grilled pigs, quail …

– Cau May Street, Sapa, Lao Cai.

– Tra Quan flower – 17 Cau May, Sapa, Lao Cai.

– Snack area – No. 1, Ham Rong ward

Seven colors

Sapa’s seven-color sauce is a unique dish with bold cultural features of the Nung ethnic group. The deliciousness of this sticky dish is distilled from natural ingredients. 7 colors of sticky rice include bright red, crimson, brown, blue and green, banana green, yellow and yellow green like a colorful rainbow in rich Sapa cuisine.


– Anh Dung – 06 Xuan Vien, Sapa

– Hoa Dao – 8 Le Van Tam, Sapa

– Sapa cuisine – No. 535, Lane of Victoria Hotel, Xuan Vien Street, Sapa Town

Sapa black chicken

The black chicken Sapa is also known as the evil chicken – another typical dish of the Mong people. Fragrant black chicken, crispy, sweet skin. On average, a black chicken here weighs 1.5kg. Grilled black chicken is usually served with salt and lime pepper and mint leaves. When eating, you will feel the meat of the chicken is very sweet and soft. Don’t forget to try this delicious Sapa dish, your trip will be more perfect than ever.

– Do Quyen Restaurant – Fansipan Peak, Sapa

– Red Dao – 4B Thac Bac, Sapa

– Hoang Minh Restaurant – No. 23-24, Sapa cuisine area

Sapa cabbage

Along with armpit pork, lam rice, apple cider wine, … cabbage vegetables attract tourists by the simple, delicious. The leaves are curly, dark green, crunchy, chewy and bitter in the tip of the tongue but gradually as you eat, you will feel the sweet taste. Sautéed cat cabbage with fat, slightly pungent of fresh ginger is a dish you should try when coming to Sapa.
Address: Sapa market area

Dao Sapa

On May – June, the season digs Sapa into the harvest. Visitors to Sapa are always surprised and impressed with the heavy peach gardens around the town. The sweet, sour, acrid and aromatic flavor is a very unique flavor of authentic Sapa peach. Dao Sapa is one of the fruits people often buy as gifts for relatives and friends.

Address: Mr Dat fruit orchard – O Quy Ho village, Sapa

Sapa Victory

The victory is dubbed the “unique specialty” of Sapa. But many visitors expressed their love for this delicious Sapa dish. It is a specialty of the Mong people, often appearing in villages and markets. The main ingredients for the dish are meat, bones, secretions and organs (including hearts, gizzards, heart, lungs, stomach and horse secretions) combined with nearly 20 herbs (cardamom, anise, cinnamon, lemongrass, ginger) and many other special spices. When eating, people will scoop out the water used for the hot pot, cut the horse meat and drop it. Trying to win must definitely drink with corn wine. This will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you when coming to Sapa.
Address: Anh Quynh – 15 Thach Son, Sapa, Lao Cai.

Salmon – Salad, Salmon Hot Pot

With temperate climate, salmon is successfully farmed in Sapa. Different from imported salmon, fish in Sapa meat is firm, beautiful pink, low in fat, high nutritional value. Featured here are salmon salad, salmon hotpot, grilled salmon …


– Hoa Phuong – Union Road, Group 7C, Ham Rong, Sapa, Lao Cai.

– A Phu Restaurant – 15 Fansipan, Sapa, Lao Cai.

– Hoa Dao – No. 48 Le Van Tam, Sapa

– Thac Bac Restaurant – km12 Thac Bac Tourist Area, Sapa

Kitchen meat buffalo

Coming to Sapa, the buffalo meat is a dish that cannot be missed. This dish is characterized by highland in the Northwest. The flesh on the outside is dark brown, but it turns out to be red. The chewy, sweet meat blends with a little pungent aroma of ginger and the aromatic smoke of the stone is very methodical. The selected meat pieces are usually the tenderloin, the shoulder, the back of the buffalo. The price of a kilo of kitchen buffalo meat in Sapa ranges from 800,000 – 1,000,000 VND.

Address: King Buffalo Buffalo Meat – Number 26 Dong Loi – Sapa Town

Stolen pork meat

Stolen pork is a specialty of Sapa. The name “armpit pig” comes from the local people