Lots of visitors lately to the land of Stickyrice and so this time it was my turn to venture to Sapa, the glorious mountainous region of Northern Vietnam, as some sticky friends were in town. Part of the mission was to suss out the legend of the Ga Den, or black chicken, a chicken bred in the region of Sapa and a local delicacy. Over at the The Alpha Project, a sticky friend has chronicled this event in his own unique way.
"I’d heard about black chicken from a source, and that’s always the way with these sorts of things. Someone whispers something in your ear, you find a note taped to the bottom of your chair, instructions are lipsticked on your mirror when you come out of the shower, or thrust into your hand in the midst of a prison riot. I was told that it was medicinal in nature, a local delicacy in Sapa and worth a million sins."
Take a look, it's an entertaining read.