Some delicious breakfast dishes in Dalat
Jul 15th 2016.
Đà Lạt – Lâm Đồng collects people from the North – Central region – South to settle down on this land. Therefore Đà Lạt cuisine has a unique blend of the cuisine of the regions in the country. From these dishes, the food of the mountain city people has become richer and more diverse. With the chilly air of the cold season in Đà Lạt, finding some hot, spicy dishes for breakfast in the morning is really very exciting.
Huế – style beef rice noodle
Huế – style beef rice noodle in Đà Lạt consists of the main ingredients of fresh rice noodle, beef muscle meat and pig’s feet, shrimp paste, citronella, through the skilled hands of the cook, you’ll have a bowl of beef rice noodle with special Đà Lạt aroma, a combination of the smell of shrimp paste, citronella and beef taste. Lying above the noodles are chewy steak and slices of cooked beef muscle meat. When you eat just add a little shrimp sauce, sliced chili or chili well suited to the chilly air of the early morning. The difference in Đà Lạt beef rice noodle is that it is eaten with sliced lettuce and mints of Đà Lạt, very unique, making the food more appealing. To enjoy the Huế – style beef rice noodle, do come to Công restaurant on Phù Đổng thiên Vương street, Hương on Nguyễn Đình chiểu street, Loan on Quang Trung street, Thiên Trang 2 on Hồ Tùng Mậu street and some eating stalls at Hòa Bình square….
Mì Quảng – style noodle
This a is a special dish of the central region in general but when imported to Đà Lạt, it assumes a very private style. Quảng style noodle is made from the golden rice flour, combined with a variety of ingredients such as dried shrimp, pork rib, pork cutlet, with stewed bone broth. People add roasted peanuts, chopped spring onions, mint, red chili on the surface of the bowl of Quảng – style noodle to make the dish more appealing and attract appetite from eaters…
To enjoy the Quảng – style noodle, you can come to some restaurants on Nhà Chung street , Ánh Sáng hamlet, with lots of choices for you to make decisions.
Phở Noodle soup
Phở noodle soup here is the same in other regions, the main material is rice noodle, the broth is made from stewed pork bone, beef muscle meat, served with lettuce, mints with assorted flavors. The difference in Đà Lạt phở noodle soup is not in the dish itself but the space to enjoy Phở, the bowl of steamed noodle soup in the chilly air of the mountain city warms diners up in the early morning in Đà Lạt.
Đà Lạt has many phở noodle soup restaurants , but oldest and most famous is phở Bằng on Nguyễn Văn Trỗi street, phở Vy on Trần Quý Cáp street, phở Phố Núi on Nguyễn Đình Chiểu street, phở Trung on Nguyễn Trãi street, phở Hiếu on Tăng Bạt Hổ street….
Main ingredients are dried thin rice noodles, the broth is made from pig’s feet combined with minced meat, bean sprouts, chive. Unlike the kuy teav in other regions, kuy teav in Đà Lạt has a sweet taste from the broth combined with pork bone, chicken, beef bone, quail egg, eaten with Đà Lạt lettuce. .
To enjoy this food, do come to the following restaurants: Tàu Cao Kuy Teav on Phan Đình Phùng street, several kuy teav restaurants on Bà Triệu, Phan Chu Trinh streets….
Bánh căn is a rather popular food in the south central provinces. Over times it was imported to Đà Lạt and was promptly changed by the mountain city residents to suit the taste of the local people and tourists.
Bánh căn Đà Lạt is very simple but attracts lots of diners. The ingredients to make bánh căn mainly come from normal grains like other rice cakes. But to have crispy bánh căn, the seller must focus on the preparation stage. Rice flour is prepared following a special recipe: Rice is soaked in water, then finely ground with some dry rice, flour is poured in molds and baked directly on the brazier. According to one’s taste, diners can choose stuffing for bánh căn, chicken’s egg, duck’s egg, quail egg poured on the surface of bánh căn, when bánh căn is cooked it is presented in pairs on the plate and eaten with fish sauce.
Bánh căn is sold in the morning at several sidewalks on Tăng Bạt Hổ, Phan Đình Phùng, Bùi Thị Xuân, Nguyễn Công Trứ streets.When you have an opportunity to visit Đà Lạt, try to discover simple dishes of the local residents and recognize the difference of each dish.
By Hong Thao