LOCAL FOODS TO TRY IN SAPA
Sapa is famous for its barbeque cuisine. Evening the fires are lit and all kind of special foods are made ready for the grill. Among the fresh cuts of pork and chicken you will see suckling pigs, small birds, duck eggs and many vegetables on offer.
Is fragrant sticky rice cooked in bamboo sticks. Eat with sesame seed and chili salt.
Can be found in the market. They look like they have been dipped in indigo dye but in fact, the coloring is natural even the bones are “black” it tastes much like normal chicken but has a slightly gamier flavour.
Buffalo In Lemon
Is a local bbq delicasy made from marinated bbq buffalo meet wrapped in a tangy biter lemon
salad leaf. This lemon salad leaf is only found locally grown in Sapa.
Are one of the popular snacks in Sapa and are considered a nutritious food. In the markets in Sapa you will see many duck eggs however be warned usually they come with a 19 to 21 days old embryo inside
STRANGE FRUIT In Sapa
You will see some unusual fruit and vegetables in the market.
Is locally grown. It is served as a side dish and is often stir fried with tomato and egg or stuffed with minced pork. It can reduce blood sugar and is full of vitamins.
Is a local crop. The pale yellow heart of the flower is sliced finely and served raw in salads. It is said to reduce blood pressure.
Is sweetest when the fruit is yellow or orange. It can be eaten raw and is high in glucose and vitamin A and C. It is known to have anti – biotic and anti – inflammatory effects.
grown in abundance in northern Vietnam. They have many health benefits including improved blood flow, weight loss and even protecting the skin from harmful Uv rays.
There is such a variety of textile being offered to you every day that it can become overwhelming. Here is a guide to help you make good choices.
Look for fine needlework and neat stitching. The more delicate the fabric the more authentic it is. Vintage textiles have more subdued colours. Look for signs of wear. Ask which ethnic group made the pieces.
If the colour rubs off on your hands when dry or wet – the dye has not been fixed properly. Look for accurate detailing. The stronger the colour, the newer it usually is. Make sure the base cloth is hemp by comparing it with other textiles. Beware of cheap printed copies on cotton.
Most of the wares sold on the streets of Sapa are cheaply produced goods for unsuspecting tourists. buy goods in the villages or from the minority ladies upstairs in the market building.
Take time of compare the goods on offer with the cloths the women are actually wearing as they wear authentic handcrafted pieces.
It You Like It – Buy It
Only bargain if you honestly think the price is too high. Many women only sell on or two pieces a week and rely on these or months each piece of original fabric takes to produce. Many small items only cost the price of a coffee.
Is used to dye local fabrics. The dark blue, dye is extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant through a process of fermenting the leaves until a thick broth is produced. By stirring and exposing
the fermented paste to the air the resulting blue develops. You can see indigo plants as you trek between villages.
Is a long, time consuming, technique for applying patterns to fabric by painting or printing with bee’s wax onto light coloured hemp fabric before dying. The areas covered with wax resist the
Dye. It takes many weeks to produce one piece of batik because, after applying the wax design, the hemp is soaked in the dye and hung out to dry up to 15 times. Each time taking two-three days. The whole process can be seen at the craft centre in Lao Chai village where beautiful examples of authentic hangings, belts and clothing can be found.
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