Monday, August 18, 2008

Vietnam • Finer dining in Sapa

Ironwulf inspired me to write about our Sapa trip. It isn't too hard to recall how fine our dinner in Sapa Valley turned out to be. For a mere US$10 (or 450php), we had a princely treat at Gecko Restaurant -- from filling appetizers to melt-in-your-mouth spring rolls, from a delicately grilled beef and wine sauce main course to a sinful serving of decadent chocolate cake for dessert. The ambiance was conducive to eating even though we were backpackers. And oh, the cool, cool weather and absence of other guests made eating and shooting all the more pleasurable. One of the common feedback (or complaint) I keep hearing from fellow pinoys and tourists is that the prices of eating out here in our country are relatively expensive. I guess if we are to seriously compete in the tourism market, we ought to take a cue from neighbors like Vietnam and Thailand where food is plentiful, cheap, and most especially, delicious.

8 comments:

Lawstude said...

the way you described the food made me hungry. melt-in-your-mouth, delicately grilled, sinful serving... wow.

lagal[og] said...

oman, i'm a foodie at heart which is why i am never at a loss for words when it comes to describing food, hahaha. wait for ironwulf's post and you'll hanker for more food, guaranteed :-D

Ferdz said...

Sulit na sulit talaga yung meal na yan on its price. Vietnamese Full meal and nothing topped it during our stay in Vietnam. Especially that spring rolls. Tsalap!

lagal[og] said...

wulfriend! definitely, the best meal we ever had in vietnam. grabe. pambihira. ang tsalap! it's pretty hard to put into words how heavenly those spring rolls were. ibang klase talaga :-)

the donG said...

right. medyo expensive nga daw talaga dito.

sa picture pa lang kuhang kuha na ang sarap.

lagal[og] said...

hahahaha thanks dom. masarap talaga siya in every sense of the word. you can ask ferdz and he'll say the same thing.

Random Ramblings said...

you made me hungry at almost 1am! we stayed in hanoi from august 7-11 kaya super tight ang sked, di na kami nakapunta sa sapa. heard maganda nga rin daw dyan..

lagal[og] said...

hahaha, ok ba yung food descriptions ko arlene? i'm a foodie at heart kaya siguro :-)

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