We choose this place on our first night in Sapa because it was very busy, which usually means the food is good, and Katherine had also noted this place during her research. After we were seated they were actually turning people away because all the tables were full. Little Sapa was the first place we noticed that the menus were huge you could've spent days deciding what to eat here there were so many options. All the food we had was good but nothing blew me away - nothing beats street food in Vietnam! Also, they forgot my food so we had to wait a long time before I got mine, everyone else finished their dinners before mine even came out!
At Fanispan, which by the way is the name of the street it's located on and the largest nearby mountain, which we liked to call 'fancy pants', we had a set menu. It came with soup, spring rolls, an entree and dessert for only 5$ (this kind of set menu was very common around Sapa)! The seafood soup was kinda uninteresting but the pumpkin was tasty. The spring rolls were really good but so are all fried spring rolls. The curry was flavorful but a small portion. The worst part of the meal was the overcooked duck. I think we left more than half of it on the plate, it was that bad. They also served western food here so Laura got a taste of home with a pizza.
For drinks I got a Lao Cai beer, your typical light beer but Katherine actually seemed to like it and she doesn't like beer! Katherine ordered apple wine, it definitely wasn't wine but was much better than the rice/corn wine. It tasted like apple juice with rice "wine".
Lunch at this restaurant was unplanned, we got hungry and just walked around to something that looked good. Katherine saw pineapple fried rice so we decided to sit down. Rosie and Katherine decided to split a meal and ordered the pineapple fried rice and some sweet potato fries. As it turned out, the pineapple fried rice was delicious and Katherine tried anther pineapple fried rice in Thailand that was not as good. I ordered some fried noodles, which happened to be rice noodles (whereas most fried noodles around are egg noodles). They had a good coating of sauce and tasted like fried goodness! The sweet potato fries were good and crunchy and we of course ordered some more spring rolls. Outside of street food and The Hill Station, this was the best food in Vietnam.