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Some culinary suggestions for the afternoon wander around Da Lat mountainous city

When traveling to Da Lat, you may find many dishes that appear on every streets, every tourist destinations of this city, but they’re not originated from Da Lat. These dishes are from another province in Vietnam or even from another country, but when it’s adjusted to the list of Da Lat’s cuisine, they become an essential part that can’t be missed whenever mentioning about this misty city.

1. Grilled rice paper

Grilled rice paper is quite popular and well-known to many visitors when coming to Da Lat.

In the cold afternoon of Da Lat, sitting near the charcoal stove, looking at the sellers with their skillful hands making the grilled rice paper, smelling the fancy fragrance of this dish,… you’ll see it like an harmony of flavors, with a bit cooking oil, fish sauce, cheese and spring onion,… all aren’t only an exposure of flavors but also an exposure of colors, with green, red, a little black,… very eye-catching.


Grilled rice paper of Da Lat

Grilled rice paper is usually sold from 3pm to midnight, at the Da Lat market, Da Thien Market, Nguyen Van Troi, Hoang Dieu – Tran Nhat Duat, prices ranges from 8,000 to 10,000VND.

2. Can cake

This dish is imported into Da Lat from other regions. Processed not too sophisticated, the cake’s cover is also made from rice flour, but because it’s mixed with many other ingredients and cooked in different ways when coming to Da Lat, therefore, Can cake becomes an attractive thing that tourists can’t ignore whenever coming here.


Can cake with crispy cover

One of the most important elements that makes the delicious taste of this dish is the sauce. The sauce in Da Lat is very well-prepared, in style of the people here, including fish sauce with a little bit of onions and chili or satay.

You can find good places selling this cake in Tang Bat Ho, Phan Dinh Phung with a price of 20,000VND a large plate of Can cake.

3. Grilled meat rolls

In the cold weather, enjoying a hot grilled meat roll with hot sesame soy sauce and crispy fried rice paper, the feeling is definitely incomparable. The grilled meat rolls here bring the flavor of the mountain, different from other places.


Grilled meat roll noodle is also a great dish of Da Lat

To make grilled meat roll noodles, the meat must be fresh, mashed with garlic, sugar, seasoning powder and especially delicious fish sauce, rounded around the bamboo stick to grill on charcoal stove. Grilled meat rolls are often served with fresh vegetables, pickles,…

You can enjoy this famous dish in the stall of Ms. Hung on Phan Dinh Phung street. There are also some stalls on Bui Thi Xuan Street, Tran Quy Cap street or Chi Lang street which are also very delicious, for 30,000VND.

4. Steamed rice paper with chicken viscera

There’s one food you can’t ignore when coming to Da Lat, that is the steamed rice paper with chicken viscera. It can be a bit strange to some people who are already get used to the normal kinds of steamed rice paper, but once trying this and you will be addicted.

In Da Lat, people do not eat steamed rice paper with spring rolls as the way that people in other places use to eat, they eat the steamed rice paper with chicken, or chicken viscera with the very special fish sauce.


A bowl of steamed rice paper with chicken viscera can make your taste wake up

You can enjoy this dish on Tang Bat Ho Street, near Da Lat Market. The stall is always busy, often sells from 14h – 18h, cost about 20,000VND a bowl. You can also eat at Truong Cong Dinh Street, Thong Thien Hoc Street and Bui Thi Xuan Street.

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