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Grilled skewered food in Sapa

With weather being cool all year round, Sapa Town in the northern upland province of Lao Cai is an ideal place to enjoy grilled food.

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Visitors to this hilly town do not have to come to luxury restaurants to enjoy grilled dishes as they can find them at reasonable prices at street food stalls or markets.

What makes grilled dishes of Sapa unique is that they are all skewered and have various veggies instead of meat only.

Those preferring veggies can find a wide selection of skewered veggies like yardlong beans, eggplants, bitter melon, Chinese cabbage, mushrooms, cucumbers and carrots which are skillfully sliced.

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Chunks of meat are coated with spices, oil, and chili powder and skewered on bamboo sticks and grill
Those veggies with pork and chicken bring the flavor of Sapa skewered food to a whole new level.

Besides perennial favorites like corn, sweet potato, cassava, chicken, and other birds, you can also enjoy sour tofu, round rice cake with tiny shrimps, chicken eggs, and violet sugarcane. Heo cap nach (carried-under-the-armpit pig) is the most famous item on the menu.

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Grilled beef roll with spinach
'Comlam' is also a specialty of Vietnamese northwest ethnic people; the main ingredient is sticky rice that is cooked on a bamboo-tube. After the rice is cooked, you just need to break the burnt bamboo-tube to eat it. Many tourists choose 'comlam' as their favorite food because of the impressive taste of sticky rice, water from the stream and the bamboo's soft smell.

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'Comlam' Bamboo-tube Rice
Tourists can enjoy delicious range of foods, and prices of just VND 5,000-VND 35,000 (USD 1-3) per dish.
Item Reviewed: Grilled skewered food in Sapa Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Nga Đỗ
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