The unique dishes made from Dalat’s flowers
Jul 05th 2016.
Da Lat – Lam Dong is famous for its beautiful spots and landscapes, and it is named the city of a thousand flowers, with countless flowers all the year round, showing off their beauties and spreading out their fragrance. Đà Lạt flowers are not only used to embellish life, but processed into unique dishes with high nutritional value. Đà Lạt Info would like to introduce readers to some dishes made from flowers.
Artichoke stew with pig’s feet
This is a famous and very nutritious specialty food dish of Đà Lạt; the skillful hands of the chefs have created a special dish with distinctive flavors, providing diners with the sweetness of the pig’s feet combined with the natural fragrance of the artichoke bulb.
Artichoke is a high-class vegetable that contains more antioxidants than any other vegetables. it can relieve heat and purify body, stimulate digestion.
Mustard cabbage flowers
Mustard cabbage is one of the type of vegetables which is grown in Đà Lạt all the year round, with high nutritional value and is quite popular with tourists to buy as a gift for relatives and friends.
To local residents, mustard cabbage flowers are usually processed into various dishes, of which the sautéed mustard cabbage flowers often appear in daily meals and are also a favorite dish of many tourists when they visit Đà Lạt. With a very simple recipe, the dish offers a very high nutritional value. In a simpler method, mustard cabbage flowers are boiled to eat with condensed fish sauce (mắm quẹt) or boiled with other types of vegetables as a way to relieve summer heat.
Day lily fried with seafood
When coming to the city of flowers, tourists are amazed by the gorgeous golden colors of the day lily which are grown everywhere, along the roads, in parks, in villas … When they bloom, they show off their beautiful golden petals, but very few people realize these golden petals can be processed into very delicious dishes.
Local residents often pick the buds to cook or sell at market as a type of clean vegetable, which many people prefer.
Daily lily fried with seafood, a combination of the sweetness of the flowers and the special fragrance of seafood makes the dish more attractive and delicious.
Telosma cordata fried with beef
In summer, telosma cordata bloom, spreading out their sweet fragrance and are used to cook various dishes, for instance, telosma cordata stew, telosma hot pot or the delicious telosma cordata fried with beef.
In the mountain city, local residents often fry telosma cordata with beef, as a normal dish in their daily meals. The fatty sweetness of beef combined with the natural sweetness of the telosma cordata makes a delicious dish and creates an eye-catching garnish. Additionally, telosma cordata is also known for relieving heat and fostering good sleep.
By Hong Thao