Top 5 delicious Sapa dishes you cannot miss

Besides the majestic and poetic natural landscapes, Sapa is also a culinary paradise in the Northwest. With delicious - unique - strange dishes, you must enjoy the top 5 delicious Sapa dishes when coming here.

Com Lam 

Com Lam is a typical dish of ethnic minorities in the Northwest. Lam rice dish is made with glutinous rice as the main ingredient. The rice is baked in a bamboo tube. When it's cooked, we need to cut off the burnt bamboo shell, leaving a thin bamboo slice that can be peeled and eaten by people. In Sapa, from restaurants, hotels to roadside shops, all serve this unique dish. Lam rice is delicious with the smell of glutinous rice, the gentle aroma of bamboo. All blend to create a delightful dish, attracting tourists when traveling to Sapa.

  • Address: Cau May Street, Sapa, Lao Cai.
  • Price: 60.000 - 160.000 VND (~2,61 - 6,97 USD)/serving


The cold weather in Sapa is the ideal place for you to enjoy a barbecue. Anyone traveling to Sapa will not miss this delicious Sapa dish. Besides familiar dishes such as sweet potatoes, chicken eggs, and chicken wings, you can easily find some words imbued with Northwest identity, such as beef rolls with cabbage, grilled stream fish, grilled eggs, salmon rolls, pork skewers, grilled pork belly, quail. 


  • Cau May Street, Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Hoa Tra Quan - 17 Cau May, Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Snack area – No. 1, Ham Rong ward  

Price: 10.000 VND – 30.000 VND (~0,44 - 1,31 USD)/1 grilled skewers

Seven-color sticky rice 

The Seven-color sticky rice of Sapa, a special dish with the bold culture of the Nung ethnic group, is distilled from natural ingredients. The seven colors of sticky rice include bright red, crimson, brown, long green, banana green, yellow-green and yellow. The raspberry looks like a colorful rainbow of the rich Sapa cuisine. 


  • Mr. Dung - 06 Xuan Vien, Sapa
  • Peach Blossom - 8 Le Van Tam, Sapa - Sapa cuisine
  • No. 535, Victoria hotel lane, Xuan Vien Street, Sapa town

Price: 80.000 – 150.000 VND (~3,48 - 6,53 USD)

Sapa Black Chicken 

Sapa black chicken, also known as evil chicken - another typical dish of the Mong people. Delicious black chicken, crispy skin, sweet. On average, a black chicken here weighs about 1.5kg. Grilled black chicken is often served with lemon pepper salt, and mint leaves. When eating, you will feel the meat of the chicken is lovely and tender. Don't forget to try this delicious Sapa dish. Your trip will be perfect than ever.  


  • Do Quyen Restaurant - Fansipan Peak, Sapa
  • Red Dao – 4B Silver Waterfall, Sapa
  • Hoang Minh restaurant – number 23-24, Sapa food court 

Price: 80.000 – 500.000 VND (~ 3,48 - 21,78 USD) (depending on the menu) 

Sapa Peach  

Every May - June is the time when the Sapa peach season comes into the harvest. Visitors to Sapa are always surprised and impressed with the fruit-laden peach orchards around the town. Sweet, sour, acrid taste and aroma are the very own flavors of genuine Sapa peaches. Sapa peach is one of the fruits that people often buy as gifts for relatives and friends.


  • Address: Mr. Dat orchard - O Quy Ho village, Sapa
  • Price: 15.000-40.000 VND (~0,65 - 1,74 USD)

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