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Must-try Da Lat Street Food

With its temperate climate and striking scenery, Da Lat is a stunning destination that unceasingly awes tourists with its spectacular attractions. But do you know that the diverse Da Lat street food keeps people’s hearts and urges them to come back? Scroll down, and you will see we are not exaggerating!

Must-try Da Lat Street Food

Banh Can – Vietnamese Mini Pancake

Though Banh Can originates from Central Vietnam, it is now a Da Lat specialty. Traditionally, the first step in making Banh Can is to pour a mixture of rice flour and water into small black molds. After a couple of minutes of cooking, these tiny cakes are placed neatly on a plate, garnished with spring onion, and eaten with mixed fish sauce.

Other ingredients, such as squid, shrimp, or anchovies, can be added to the cake. Both versions are appetizing and can be enjoyed with side dishes like green mango and Vietnamese Meatballs (Siu Mai).

Tomato-based sauce with anchovies, meatballs, and quail eggs

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 Co 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 unique dish among all Da Lat street food since you can rarely find it in other parts of Vietnam. With a unique combination of wet rice paper, crispy chicken viscera, chicken meat, and the savor of garlic chili sauce, Banh Uot Long Ga brings you a special feeling when tasting it amidst the temperate climate of Da Lat. Surprisingly, the viscera has no unpleasant taste or smell as you might think intestines should have, but you can always opt for just chicken meat if you’re unfamiliar with the chicken’s insides.

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 always on Da Lat’s street food lists. The aroma of meat is fragrant with spices and blends with hot coal smoke to create a mesmerizing flavor, wrapped in crispy rice paper. The grilled pork sausages are a satisfying treat for your stomach, served with creamy 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 a funny nickname called “Da Lat pizza“. Though you can spot numerous stalls selling Banh Trang Nuong in Saigon, the flavor in its hometown is way more impressive. To create the so-called Da Lat pizza, the vendor fills a rice paper with fatty quail eggs, creamy cheese, some slices of the dried beef or sausage, and a sprinkle of spring onion.

Da Lat Night Market
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

After being grilled, the “pizza” is topped with chili sauce and mayonnaise.

Avocado Ice Cream

With their creativity, Da Lat has turned avocado – a signature fruit of this city – into an appetizing dessert called Avocado Ice Cream. Though each stall may use different ingredients (coconut crunch, durian, milk, etc.) to create this sweet treat, a scoop of white ice cream and a glass of avocado smoothie are indispensable parts of Avocado Ice Cream.

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

Other Must-try Da Lat Street Food

The following dishes can easily be found across Vietnam, but thanks to Da Lat’s chilly atmosphere, their tastes become more palatable, and thus, they are always on the list of must-try Da Lat street food. Let’s check them out!

Da Lat Night Market is where you can find countless stalls offering Da Lat’s signature BBQ skewers.

With meatballs made from lean meat and broth made from simmered pork bones, Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Bread with Vietnamese Meatballs or Siu Mai) combines freshly baked bread loaves and a sweet taste. To enjoy it, pay a visit to Ms.Suong’s or Hoang Dieu store

Amidst a cool atmosphere, what’s better than slurping hot pot? Among many types of luscious hot pots, Lau Ga La E (Chicken with E Leaf Hot Pot) is a specialty that you cannot miss. Try it at the 668 diner or 3-4 diner

In Da Lat, soy milk vendors appear on many streets and at the night market. Whenever you need some warmth for your body, opt for a glass of hot soy milk and grab some tasty pastries. Hoa Sua store and Ms. Lan’s store are our recommended places for you

Our Tips for Enjoying Da Lat Street Food

  • From our list, you might notice that most breakfast and dinner dishes can be found at Tang Bat Ho Street, while nighttime snacks are available at Da Lat Night Market.
  • Da Lat Night Market can get extremely crowded, especially at the clothes shop, banh trang nuong stalls, and avocado ice cream places. Therefore, if possible, try visiting these places earlier.
  • You can use food delivery apps to order Da Lat’s food and try it in the comfort of your hotel room.
  • The banh trang nuong shops at the night market are usually packed with locals, so expect to wait a bit before getting your food.

Final Thoughts on Must-try Da Lat Street Food

A venture into the world of Da Lat street food is an appealing experience that you cannot miss! Gifted with a favorable climate and fertile soil, Da Lat has wonderful fresh produce to create delicious dishes. Some of the abovementioned Da Lat street food can be found in other places, but trust us; the feeling is different when you enjoy these specialties in the so-called Misty City!

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