Coming to Sapa Vietnam, don’t just watch the clouds cover the top of the mountain or just enjoy the chilly feeling, you must definitely enjoy the sturgeon hotpot, a dish from fish with excellent quality.
– Sapa is located at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level, possesses a cool atmosphere all year round, in winter, the temperature can even be below 0 degrees Celsius, which is a very good condition for sturgeon fish to grow and develop. Sturgeon has a tubular body, belongs to cartilaginous fish, thick skin, no scales and changes color depending on habitat and age.
Sapa people often raise sturgeon in waters
Sapa people often raise sturgeon in waters with strong and cold currents. They often block water in streams to build fish ponds, so the water is always clean and not infected. The lower the water temperature, the stronger the sturgeon will be.
– That’s why fish meat is always firm, no fat and most importantly, very clean. In European countries, sturgeon is one of the rare and famous fish for its delicious taste. In this fish contains up to two extremely valuable nutrients, which are EPA and DHA, which are very good for pregnant women, children and people who need to recover. Sturgeon can be processed into many dishes, but when it comes to specialties, Sturgeon hotpot is still the best, both sweet and flavorful.
– Sturgeon hotpot is usually served with wild vegetables. Sapa people often go to the forest or go to the fields to pick vegetables to eat with hotpot, such as: cai meo, bap su, kohlrabi buds, chayote, forest mushrooms…. If you come to Sapa on the right cold winter days, this will be a specialty not to be missed. Just imagining the cold atmosphere next to the hot sturgeon hotpot makes visitors feel sick in their hearts….
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