Sapa Rose
11 Oct | eats |

Sapa Rose is a Hobart institution when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. This place is sure to make your tastebuds dance with the flavours of Southeast Asia.

Owner Kim hails from Vietnam, so she knows a thing or two about authentic cuisine, having also run a bakery back home for over a decade.

Sapa refers to a location in the north of Vietnam, a popular trekking area. The food from Sapa is considered ‘older style’ and more traditional. Sapa Rose has been bringing this flavour to Hobart for over 9 years.

‘I love cooking and this felt like a natural progression to then buy a business I was passionate about,’ Kim tells us. Kim is part of an awesome foodie duo, with her husband taking on the role of chef.

‘When people are talking about true Vietnamese food, they are thinking about the way of eating healthy with a lot of vegetables and not much oil. You will find that here at Sapa Rose,’ says Kim.

You can expect Vietnamese favourites on offer such as pho, pancakes and rice paper rolls. The serving sizes are also decent and enough to fill up this Hello Hobart team.

On the menu you will also find banquets to make sure you leave with a taste of everything (and a smile on your face). They offer a variety of meat, seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free options alongside their famous sizzling dishes. The sizzling boneless duck is a best seller (would recommend to a friend).

Kim’s favourite dish? She tells us that it is difficult to pick one but two of her favourites are the lemon chicken and salted squid.

‘The best thing that I want to do is to deliver the tradition of Vietnamese food to Tasmanians. I just want to show them what Vietnamese cuisine can offer them’.

The Hello Hobart team would recommend the vegetarian spring rolls. Wrap the rolls in the accompanying fresh lettuce and mint, then dip in sweet chilli sauce for a texture and flavour combination hard to bet. We could eat them all day!

Sapa Rose is open for both lunch and dinner Monday through to Friday and a dinner only service on Saturdays. Located at 77-81 Harrington Street, Hobart.