Enjoying an amazing salmon hot pot under the foot of Thac Bac, Sapa has long been considered as a great enjoyment of many travellers. Especially, if you visit Sapa, which is known as the misty city of Vietnam on a cold winter day, you should definitely try this well-known specialty.
It is the fact that salmon was originally found only in cold regions such as Europe or America so the appear of such fish in Sapa makes a lot of diners curious. It might also be the reason why salmon hot pot is listed as one of the must-try specialties when come to Sapa. With the cool weather all year round and a cold even snowy winter, Sapa salmon is blessed to have very fresh meat, firm muscles and almost no grease. First of all, as I usually do, you can buy a whole fish and then asked the chef of your restaurant to cook different dishes like grilled salmon, salmon salad and of course salmon hot pot.
Some restaurants in Sapa, including the one I visited, offer cooking classes so we have chance to learn how to make a delicious Salmon hot pot and later we enjoy it. As I remember, Sapa salmon hot pot recipe is quite similar to a sour soup of the South with the main ingredients are salmon, tomato and pineapple. Among those dishes that are made of salmon, salmon hot pot is always most prefered by almost every travellers as it is steaming and served with special Sapa-grown wild vegetables including watercress pumpkin buds, etc.
In popular restaurants in Sapa, salmon costs about 500,000VND per kilogram which is affordable and very suitable when you go with a group of people. In the cold of Sapa winter, enjoying a steaming salmon hot pot with a cup of Sapa special cider is absolutely a best choice for your dinner Tours in Vietnam
If you have a chance to visit Sapa on a cold winter day, do not forget to try an amazing salmon hot pot and you will, with no doubt, have one of the best meals in Sapa, Vietnam.