At the fair of Lao Cai, you can easily see local people selling small pigs whose weight is less than 20kg so that people can put into the baskets, even put in the armpits. “Cap nach” pigs are special food of Sapa. They are not locked up but they had to find food by themselves. The food includes: trees in garden or forest, corn, cassava… Because they ought to adapt to the environment, the “Cap nach” pigs are healthy as wild animals.
Each pig is often feeding approximately 1 year. If there has good living conditions, the pig will bigger but less than 20 kg. The fair in Muong Hum, Sin Cheng, Bac Ha… has many “Cap nach” pigs. The restaurant or people in Lao Cai and some neighboring provinces often buy. The price per kilograms is a range of 100 - 120vnd. More and more people come to fair in order to buy “Cap nach” pigs. With those pigs, local people can create many dishes which attract not only people in Sapa but also tourists. The dishes are grill, fried, steaming, etc.