I was happy to enjoy Sapa food. The meat had a good beefy flavor, and was much better than I thought it would be.
The place was called Drop & Drop Restaurant. We walked in and had a seat. When it came to ordering, my friend still wanted more vegetables. So we started with the Mixed Vegetables(10,000 VND – about 60 cents/US).
For this price we hadn’t expected much, and this was just a basic stir fry of onions, cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes. Light soy sauce and black pepper flavor, the tomatoes were very good.
I had decided to try one meat dish, and settled on the H’mong Style Beef(24,000 VND – $1.50/US)
The dish arrived on a sizzling plate, well seasoned, and pretty tender. The meat had a good beefy flavor, and was much better than I thought it would be.
The story of the next dish was interesting. I recalled seeing the wonderful watercress in the Sapa Market, and was happy to see stir fried watercress on the menu. When I ordered it, the Young Lady took a long pause, and looked at us, and said; “okay, we can do that!” While we were eating our stir-fried vegetables, a Girl entered the restaurant carrying a bundle of fresh green watercress, which was stir fried, and made its way to our table a few minutes later.
Fresh, crisp, slightly bitter, with a hint of sweetness this was quite good (16,000 VND – $1).
After our meal, I managed to arrange for a late check-out with the hotel($9). Soon enough the day passed and we caught our Bus back to Lao Cai.(31,000 VND/each)