Talking about Da Lat cuisine, oh yes, it won’t end forever. The city of love’s dishes are extremely diverse, and almost every dish has unique features that cannot be found anywhere else. For example, when talking about breakfast, people will immediately think of a pair of banh mi and banh can. The common feature of both these cakes is that they are hot, helping to relieve hunger after a good night’s sleep and warm up the body in the early cold of the day.
In fact, there are many places with banh can or bread, but when returning to Da Lat, they have been transformed by the people here to make dishes with Da Lat flavor. First let’s talk about banh mi, the national dish of Vietnam. Shumai bread, which is sold a lot in the Central and Southern regions, is usually cooked with a thick sauce so that when eaten, it is sandwiched in the middle of the loaf.
But the shumai bread in Da Lat is different, the sauce is not cooked to make a paste, but is used for dipping or even slurping if you like, so if you cook it, dilute the broth. This part of the water is simmered from bones, from shumai and pork skin, so it has a sweet taste, very pleasant to eat.
Because of the same amount of water, the shumai is always served in a separate cake, which contains about 2 pieces of shumai, 1 piece of pork skin and a piece of pork roll, a generous amount of broth, chopped onions and more Satay for spicy. In the cold of the early morning, breaking a piece of hot crispy bread and dipping it into the broth is both delicious and numbing with chili flavor. Not to mention the fatty taste of the shumai, the plasticy taste of the pork skin and the crunchiness of the sausage also provide a memorable culinary harmony.
Visitors to Da Lat if the previous meal had eaten banh mi shumai, the next meal should definitely eat more banh can to complete the set. It is still rice flour poured on the mold until it is golden brown, if you like it more delicious, you can order more quail eggs, but perhaps the atmosphere of Da Lat makes each idyllic cake much more attractive.
Da Lat banh can dipping sauce is similar to the dipping sauce of shumai bread, thinner, is a combination of stew and fish sauce, so it is not salty but easy to eat. When eating, it is also served with shumai. Because of the taste of the dipping sauce, when eating, diners can dip the cake deeply without fear of salt. Even thanks to such a dot, the cake can still absorb the sweet, salty, spicy, fatty taste, making the piece of cake much more unforgettable.
Above all, banh mi and banh can in Da Lat are quite reasonably priced. Shumai bread is only about 15 thousand, a plate of banh can with quail eggs, plus shumai is about 30,000 VND, it is worth a try for a bold Da Lat breakfast.