Must-try Da Lat Street Food

Banh Can – Vietnamese Mini Pancake

While Banh Can originated in Central Vietnam, it is now a specialty of Da Lat. The first step in making Banh Can is traditionally to pour a mixture of rice flour and water into small black molds. After a few minutes of preparation, these tiny cakes are neatly arranged on a plate and garnished with spring onion before being served with mixed fish sauce.

Other foods, such as squid, lobster, or anchovies, may be added to the cake. Both variants are tasty and can be served with side dishes such as green mango and Vietnamese Meatballs (Siu Mai).

Banh Can Le
Address: 27/44 Yersin, Ward 10
Price per dish: VND 25,000 – 30,000
Opening hours: 7 AM – 10:30 AM; 3:30 PM – 6 PM

Banh Can Goc Cay Bo
Address: 56 Tang Bat Ho, Ward 1
Price per dish: VND 35,000
Opening hours: 5:30 AM – 12 PM

Banh Can Ms. Chin (Doc Nha Lang)
Address: 15 Nguyen Bieu, Ward 1
Price per dish: VND 25,000
Opening hours: 6 AM – 6:30 PM

Banh Uot Long Ga – Thin Rice Flour Pancake with Stir-fried Chicken Viscera

This is the most distinctive dish of all Da Lat street food since it is scarcely seen in other parts of Vietnam. Banh Uot Long Ga, with its unusual mix of wet rice paper, crispy chicken viscera, chicken skin, and the savor of garlic chili sauce, gives you a special feeling when tasting it in the temperate climate of Da Lat. Surprisingly, the viscera may not have an acidic taste or scent, like you would expect from intestines, although if you’re unfamiliar with the chicken’s insides, you can still go for only chicken meat.

Banh uot Long Ga Trang
Address: 15F Tang Bat Ho, Ward 1
Price per dish: VND 40,000
Opening hours: 11 AM – 8 PM

Chip Chip
Address: 28 Tang Bat Ho, Ward 1
Price per dish: VND 35,000 – 40,000
Opening hours: 6 AM – 7 PM

Nem Nuong – Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausages

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausages are among the most common Da Lat street foods. Wrapped in crispy rice paper, the fragrance of beef is fragrant with spices and mixes with the smell of hot coal smoke to produce a mesmerizing taste. The grilled pork sausages are a satisfying treat for your stomach, served with a rich dipping sauce, fresh Vietnamese herbs and vegetables, and a pickled side dish.

Nem nuong Ba Hung
Address: 328 Phan Dinh Phung, Ward 2
Price per dish: VND 50,000
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 9 PM

Nem nuong Dung Loc
Address: B29 Hoang Van Thu Planning Area, Ward 4
Price per dish: VND 45,000
Opening hours: 11 AM – 9 PM

Banh Trang Nuong – Grilled Rice Paper with Egg

This Da Lat street food has the amusing nickname “Da Lat pizza.” Though there are several stalls selling Banh Trang Nuong in Saigon, the flavor in its hometown is much superior. The vendor fills a rice paper with fatty quail eggs, creamy cheese, slices of dried beef or bacon, and a sprinkle of spring onion to make the so-called Da Lat pizza.

Da Lat Night Market
Address: Ward 1
Price per dish: VND 15,000 – 20,000
Opening hours: 5 PM – 9 PM

Mrs. Dinh
Address: 26 Hoang Dieu, Ward 5 (T-junction of Hoang Dieu and Tran Nhat Duat)
Price per dish: VND 7,000 – 27,000
Opening hours: 2 PM – 7:30 PM

Avocado Ice Cream

Da Lat’s inventiveness has transformed avocado, a signature fruit of this region, into an enticing dessert called Avocado Ice Cream. Though each stall can use a different combination of ingredients (coconut crunch, durian, milk, etc.) to make this sweet treat, a scoop of white ice cream and a glass of avocado smoothie are needed.

Kem Bo Thanh Thao
Address: 76 Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 2
Price per dish: VND 15,000 – 20,000
Opening hours: 7 AM – 10 PM

Kem Phung
Address: 97A Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 2
Price per dish: VND 15,000 – 40,000
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 9 PM

 

 

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