Started as a small sidewalk restaurant with the name “Sơn Đẹp Trai” in 2015, the restaurant was specializing in serving “Thắng cố” dishes – the famous specialty dishes of the H’Mong ethnic group in Lao Cai – made of horse meat. The restaurant positioned themself as serving the typical dishes of Vietnamese mountainous ethnic group, now getting clearer with the special space and dishes from: Horse, Black Chicken, Black Pig, Spring Fish, Cat Cabbage (Cải Mèo). The name “Upland Kitchen” (Bếp Vùng Cao) was born in 2018 expressing throughout the spirit of “upland” that wants to convey to diners.
The Upland Kitchen is proud to be the pioneer restaurant, the only one with the specialties of the West, Northeast Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the future, the Upland Kitchen will develop under the model of franchising, as well as providing spices and Northwest ingredients more widely through the traditional retail channels, online and e-commerce market places.