1.Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Vietnamese Baguette with Meatball Soup)
Banh mi is typically a crispy baguette with a variety of fillings. When you’re in Da Lat, it’s actually a bowl of meatballs that’s served with bread on the side. These flavourful meatballs are made with minced mushroom, onion, garlic, ground pork, and local spices, before being cooked in a hearty tomato-based broth. Priced between 10,000 and 20,000, we highly recommend enjoying banh mi xiu mai in the morning as it’s a light yet warming way to start the day.
1 Thong Thien Hoc street Da Lat
281/1 Phan Dinh Phung street Da Lat
14 Anh Sang street Da Lat
2.Banh Canh (Noodle Soup)
Banh canh is a hearty noodle soup made with simmered pork meat and bones. Well-loved for its warming properties, this dish typically comes with a generous amount of thick tapioca rice noodles, green onions, cilantro, and pork slices. You can also enjoy it with quail eggs, fried spring rolls, fish cakes, or fish ball, if you’re not a fan of pork. Most local restaurants in Da Lat serve banh canh for about VND 15,000 per bowl. As with most dishes in Vietnam, a platter of fresh greens is served on the side.
15 Nha Chung street Da Lat
308 Hai Ba Trung street Da Lat
21 Tran Phu street Da Lat
3.Bun Bo (Beef Rice Noodle Soup)
Bun bo or beef rice noodle soup originates from Hue, but travellers can find this dish in many Da Lat restaurants. Located along Ly Thuong Kiet Street, local eatery Quan Bun Bo Hue serves the best bun bo in Da Lat. Spicier than pho, this dish consists of rice vermicelli, sprouts, banana buds, beef slices, red pepper flakes, and lemongrass. A small bowl costs VND 35,000 but we highly recommend paying an extra VND 10,000 to get a more substantial amount of beef in your dish.
2A Ho Tung Mau street Dalat
14 Phu Dong Thien Vuong street Da Lat
15A Nha Chung street Da Lat
4.Banh Uot Long Ga (Wet Rice Cake With Boiled Chicken)
The English translation for banh uot long ga may sound unappetising, but it’s widely regarded as Da Lat’s most popular street food. Priced at VND 20,000 upwards, you get a plate of chewy rice cakes topped with boiled chicken meat and innards, as well as bean sprouts and fresh basil. Some road stalls in Da Lat also offer banh uot with Vietnamese pork roll and nem chua (fermented pork sausage). Make sure to add some fish dipping sauce and chilli flakes for added flavour.
202 Phan Dinh Phung street Da Lat
15F Tang Bat Ho street Da Lat
68 Phan Dinh Phung street Da Lat
5.Banh Trang Kep (Grilled Rice Paper With Egg)
Banh trang kep is known as Vietnamese pizza, and comprises of grilled rice paper with a variety of toppings and sauces. When you’re exploring Da Lat Night Market, look out for local vendors grilling this tasty snack on miniature charcoal stoves. Priced between VND 10,000 and VND 25,000, toppings include eggs, spring onions, dried shrimp, cheese, pate, dried beef, sweet sauce, and mayonnaise.
112 Nguyen Van Troi street Da Lat
26 Hoang Dieu street Dalat
1 Nha Chung street Da Lat
6.Nem Nuong (Fermented Pork Roll)
Nem nuong is fermented pork roll that’s served with dipping sauce, pickled green papaya, and raw herbs. It’s typically grilled over a charcoal stove, resulting in a smoky flavour. Enjoy it like the locals by wrapping all of the ingredients into a piece of rice paper before dipping it into the sauce, which is made with fish sauce, ground liver, prawn, pork, and peanuts. A generous platter of nem nuong costs about VND 40,000 at a sit-down restaurant in Da Lat
328 Phan Dinh Phung street Da Lat
45 Bui Thi Xuan street Da Lat
3 Tran Hung Dao street Da Lat
7.Xap Xap (Dried Beef Salad)
Xap xap consists of sliced beef jerky, green papaya, peanuts, and mint leaves, with a healthy drizzle of fish sauce. This light salad is a variation of goi kho bo, which is commonly found in Ho Chi Minh City. In Da Lat, xap xap is topped with seasoned pork or beef innards, but you can easily ask the cook to omit these if you’re not a fan. The best place to enjoy this dish is Xuan Huong Lake, where you can find dozens of roadside stalls by the lakefront.
9 Nguyen Dinh Chieu street Da Lat
35 Hung Vuong street Da Lat