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Five famous Da Lat dishes to eat in autumn before leaving

September 13, 2020 | 14:57

Traveling to Da Lat (Lam Dong) in autumn, when the weather is cool and fresh, you can enjoy 5 delicious dishes with typical flavors below.

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Dalat is one of the most popular tourist destinations that attract many young people because of its beautiful corners, the four seasons within a day, changing from the morning to night, and a culinary paradise. In which, crispy persimmon, chicken and basil hot pot, hot bean milk ... are suitable dishes for you to enjoy in the autumn of Dalat.

Crispy persimmon

Autumn is the time when the persimmon in Da Lat begins to ripen. Coming here around September to November, you will have a chance to admire the persimmon gardens with golden fruits in the morning sun. In addition to check-in, visitors can enjoy the delicious sweet and crispy persimmon specialties.

This is also an indispensable item on the list to buy as a gift from visitors. This fall specialty's price ranges from 10,000-20,000 VND/ kg (0,5-1 USD). Besides, Da Lat people created many ways to process persimmons such as wind hanging, making jam, drying...

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Crispy persimmon Da Lat has the peel of yellow-orange color, quite thin flesh and a sweet taste (Photo: Zing News)
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Da Lat people created many ways to process persimmons such as wind hanging, making jam, drying. (Photo: Zing News)

Meatball Banh mi

Shumai meatball banh mi (bánh mì xíu mại), also called dipping bread or Dalat pan bread, is an attractive suggestion for an early-autumn breakfast. The typical taste of this sidewalk dish "leaves memory" for many diners to enjoy it for the first time.

The bowl of dipping sauce is a combination of the rich taste of meatballs, fat bacon, and sweet broth. Different from the usual way of eating, with this dish, you have to dab the crispy bread in a bowl of bone broth.

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One serving of meatball banh mi costs about 20.000VND (1 USD). (Photo: Zing News)
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The bowl of dipping sauce is a combination of the rich taste of meatballs, fat bacon, and sweet broth. (Photo: Zing News)

Chicken hotpot with white basil

You can eat chicken hotpot all year round in Da Lat. However, the best time to enjoy this dish is the autumn evening. In the cold weather, the whole family or group of friends should gather around the hot pot of chicken basil leaves, making a memorable culinary experience.

The ingredients to make the dish are quite simple, including chicken, mushrooms, basil leaves, chili, lemon, lemongrass, sesame ... all combine to create delicious taste. Da Lat chicken hotpot with basil costs about 100,000-150,000 VND/person. (4-7 USD).

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Tao Dan, Hanh Da Lat, Da Lat 668 ... are the restaurants famous for chicken hotpot in Da Lat. (Photo: Zing News)
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Da Lat chicken hotpot with basil costs about 100,000-150,000 VND/person. (4-7 USD). (Photo: Zing News)

Avocado ice cream

When discovering Da Lat snacks that are loved by most young people, you really should give the avocado ice cream a try. This dish includes simple ingredients such as puree of fresh avocado, milk, whipping cream, fresh coconut, dried coconut ... mixed together to create a unique flavor.

Avocado ice cream is so famous that many people think that if you forget to enjoy avocado ice cream when coming to Da Lat, it is considered that you have not arrived in Da Lat at all. Some recommendations for delicious and famous avocado ice cream shops include Thanh Thao, Nari, Phung Da Lat ...

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Da Lat avocado ice cream is famous for its fresh flavor and reasonable price. (Photo: Zing News)
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Some recommendations for delicious and famous avocado ice cream shops include Thanh Thao, Nari, Phung Da Lat ... (Photo: Zing News)

Hot soybean milk

In the cool autumn afternoon or late in the night, while sitting on the sidewalk of Da Lat, enjoying a cup of hot soybean milk with a plate of pastries is an attractive choice. The combination of homemade soymilk and pastries is a simple but strange attraction to visitors, especially in the cool weather of autumn.

Soymilk can be easily found in Da Lat, from the night market to any random alley. Paces that sell these kinds of snacks are always crowded with visitors in and out, which has to become a unique feature of Da Lat at night. The price per cup of milk ranges from 7,000 to 10,000 VND (0,5 USD).

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The combination of homemade soymilk and pastries is a simple but strange attraction to visitors. (Photo: Zing News)
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Soymilk can be easily found in Da Lat, from the night market to any random alley. (Photo: Zing News)
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