H’mong sausage pizza served hot out of oven in Sa Pa

By Trung Nghia   May 12, 2021 | 03:38 am PT
In Sa Pa, visitors can see how a H’mong-style pizza is made as chefs knead dough, bake it in a blazing oven and add local sausages.

It is the signature dish at a restaurant at Pi's Boutique, a hotel located on Fansipan Road in the center of Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai Province. It uses western elements and local ingredients from Vietnam’s northwestern region. H'mong is an ethnic minority group.

The traditional Italian way of making pizza crust with fermented flour, tomato sauce and cheese is retained. After the baked crust comes out of the oven, the chef chops Sa Pa sausages and puts them on the middle of the pizza instead of spreading evenly as is usual, and adds herb, cilantro and mint.

The smoky smell is delicious, the crust is crispy and the topping is soft and juicy and redolent of the traditional hanging sausage eaten by the Sa Pa people.

A close look at a pizza being baked in an oven.

A close look at a pizza being baked in an oven in Sa Pa. Photo by VnExpress/Trung Nghia.

With the open kitchen, customers can see every detail in the process of making a H’mong pizza.

One can also try pizzas with Sa Pa sturgeon and green pepper and with smoked salmon, ozay leaves and cucumber.

A pizza costs VND185,000-215,000 ($8-9). The restaurant is located on a slope, and so there is no parking space in front of the restaurant.

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