Da Lat is known for its fresh produce and unique cuisine. The city’s cool climate and fertile soil make it an ideal place to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers, and the food is varied. With the cold weather, the dishes here become more attractive to locals as well as tourists. Here are some of the most popular foods that you have to try in Da Lat. Here are some of the most popular dishes that you must try in Da Lat. If you have a long itinerary in Da Lat, try as many foods as you can

Food list in Da Lat

A. Main dishes in Da Lat

1. Banh uot long ga (Wet rice cake with chicken and tripe)

Wet Cake is usually always the first item that locals recommend when asked what to eat in Dalat. The specialty of the mountain village is wet cake, which has a unique taste. Soft rice flour is cooked to create this Dalat dish. The chicken will be boiled, then blended with various vegetables, herbs, and a sweet-and-sour unique fish sauce before the rice cake is steamed until it reaches a soft and chewy level. In order to improve the flavor, you can also include lemon squash and chili sauce, if needed.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Trang: 15F Tang Bat Ho, Da Lat City
  • Hang 68: 68 Phan Dinh Phung, Da Lat City

Price range: about 20,000 – 30,000 VND per bowl.

Banh uot long ga in Da Lat

2. Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Vietnamese Baguette with Meatball Soup)

Actually, Banh Mi Xiu Mai is a dish that can be found in different parts of the country. However, a large number of food lovers reviewed that this Vietnamese Baguette in Da Lat tastes better. The bread here is crunchy, fragrant, and eaten with a small bowl of broth full of spices and soft aromatic meat and more special compared to different places because of the quality of Xiu Mai. Commonly, Xiu Mai is made from lean minced pork while the rich and light sweet broth is made from simmered pork bones mixed with spices and topped with green onions for better colour and flavour. When eating, people often cut bread into small pieces, dip in the cup of broth, and add a bit of sauce to make it spicier.

Recommended restaurants:

Dalat Banh Mi – 26 Hoang Dieu Restaurant, Da Lat City

26 Tran Nhat Duat – Hoang Dieu, Da Lat City

Price range: Each portion is about 12,000 VND, including shumai and bread. To add beef and cheese, you can choose the 30,000 VND portion.

Banh Mi Xiu Mai in Da Lat

3. Lau Ga La E (Chicken Hotpot with Lime Basil)

Even though you would believe a chicken hot pot is nothing exceptional, adding lime basil to it gives it an extremely appealing flavor. The dish’s solid and sour flavor is enhanced by the addition of a dipping sauce, often made from fish sauce, chili, and lime juice. It’s the ideal combination of lime and basil’s sour spice and the soup’s slightly sweet flavor. Locals typically pair it with freshly made noodles.

– Recommended restaurants:

  • Tao Ngo: 5th 3 Thang 4 Street, Da Lat City
  • 668: 2B Chu Van An, Da Lat City

Price range: 200,000 VND (small) to 300,000 VND (big)

Lau Ga La E in Da Lat

4. Banh Can (Dalat Can Cake)

You must visit Dalat if you want to eat Banh Can or Can Cake. In Dalat, can cake is a delicious meal. Rice flour is used to make the cakes, which are then poured into heated pottery molds. The filler options include minced beef, onions, quail eggs, meat, and seafood. The unique aspect of Dalat can cake is that it is served with a particular sauce rather than the typical fish sauce or spice sauce that is used with additional onions and chili to produce a pleasing flavor. The cake’s surface is somewhat crispy while the interior is mushy and oily.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Le: 27/44 Yersin, Ward 10, Da Lat City
  • Nha Chung: 13 Nha Chung, Da Lat City

Price range: 3,000 VND to 5,000 VND.

Banh Can in Da Lat

5. Oc Buou Nhoi Thit (Vietnamese Escargot)

Typically, snails are well cleansed to remove any fishy smells before being stuffed with ground pork and spiced. Lemongrass is essential for its enticing smell. The sauce, which is a blend of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, certainly gives this meal its personality. Simply use a stick or toothpick to remove the stuffing and then dunk it in the delicious sauce.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Da Lat Night Market: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Da Lat City
  • 33 Hai Ba Trung, Ward 6, Da Lat City

Price range: 50,000 VND – 200,000 VND

Oc buou nhoi thit in Da Lat

6. Lau Bo Ba Toa (Beef Hotpot)

When traveling in a group, a couple, or a family, the Dalat beef hotpot is always the top option because everyone can assemble around it. If you get the chance to visit Dalat’s Ba Toa area, you’ll notice right away how many restaurants there are that specialize on sering beef hotpot. Perhaps this explains why the beef hotpot in Dalat is known as Ba Toa. Delicious Ba Toa beef hotpot with thick meat pieces has a rich scent and flavorful broth. In some locations, beef is softer and more fragrant. Noodles, eggs, white tofu, and vegetables like broccoli, Chinese cabbage, and other herbs are added to the Ba Toa beef hotpot when it is served.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Lau Bo Quan Go on 1/29 Hoang Dieu Street 33 Hai Ba Trung, Ward 6, Da Lat City

Price range: 150,000 – 300,000 VND per pot

Lau Bo Ba Toa in Da Lat

B. Dessert in Da Lat

1. Sua Dau Nanh (Soy Milk)

Perhaps Sua Dau Nanh is the simplest and most ideal Da Lat dish of all those we’ve listed here. Even though it’s a straightforward beverage, Da Lat’s flavor is more delicious and distinctive. One quick suggestion for foodies: although though they offer both iced and hot soy milk, you should definitely have the latter because it’s a signature beverage that goes well with Da Lat’s chilly climate. A glass of soy milk is frequently consumed alongside various pastries. The best time to have this beverage is in the morning as a filling breakfast or as a snack in the evening.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Dung Beo: 2/2 Nguyen Van Cu, Da Lat City
  • Hoa Sua:  64 Tang Bat Ho, Ward 1, Da Lat City

Price range: 8,000 VND – 10,000 VND

sua dau nanh in Da Lat

2. Dau Lac (Shaken Strawberries)

In Da Lat, the strawberry is the most well-known fruit. You can select fresh strawberries from various strawberry farms and purchase them to give as gifts. However, Da Lat Night Market is the best and most cost-effective location to try the straightforward but well-known snack Dau Lac. Basically, it’s just strawberries that have been sliced into little bits, dusted with salt, pepper, sugar, and possibly condensed milk, then thoroughly shaken. You’ll be taken away by how tasty this healthy snack is in no time. Eating it while shopping at the market is enjoyable.

Price range: 10,000 VND – 20,000 VND

Dau Lac in Da Lat

3. Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese Pizza)

One of the most well-known da lat delicious foods that people talk about is banh trang nuong. Many people said that Da Lat has the nation’s greatest Vietnamese pizza. One serving of this street food meal making it an excellent choice if you’re looking for a satisfying snack at an affordable price.

Basically, the chef will grill the rice paper and cover it with a spicy mayonnaise sauce, butter, eggs, sausage, beef jerky, dry shrimp, green onions, etc. This appetizer is impossible to resist once it starts to cook. You may either use cutters to cut it into small pieces like a pizza or wrap the entire thing and bite into it.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Trang Nuong 61: 61 Nguyen Van Troi, Da Lat City;
  • Banh Trang Nuong Bui Thi Xuan: 180 Bui Thi Xuan, Da Lat City.

Price range: 10,000 – 15,000 VND.

Banh trang nuong in Da Lat

4. Kem Bo (Avocado Ice Cream)

When you visit this lovely city, you must eat Kem Bo, another well-known Da Lat dish. Simple, just fresh avocado mixed with unsweetened milk, condensed milk, coconut or vanilla ice cream, and dried coconut sprinkled on top, but it tastes so fantastic because everything works so perfectly to create a delicious, refreshing, and endearing flavor.

Recommended restaurants:

  • Thanh Thao:  76 Nguyen Van Troi, Da Lat City
  • Nari: 74C Nguyen Van Troi, Da Lat City

Price range: 15,000 VND – 40,000 VND

Kem bo in Da Lat