Chicken hot pot with leaves
Referring to famous dishes in Da Lat, it is impossible to ignore the delicious and hot hot pot of chicken with é leaves. This is a dish originating from Phu Yen and a specialty dish of Da Lat people. A portion of chicken é leaf hot pot includes chicken, chicken intestines, oyster mushrooms, sliced bamboo shoots and definitely a plate full of é leaves.
The broth of the hot pot is sweet because it is stewed from chicken bones and different vegetables. The chicken is quite firm and comes in bite-sized portions. A chicken hot pot is suitable for a group of friends from 2 or more because the portion is quite large. A small note when enjoying é leaf chicken hotpot is that you should dip the leaves into the hot pot and then take them out immediately to feel the full flavor of the flesh, the flesh and the mild fragrance.
Address: 79A Tran Quang Co, Phu Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Reference price: 100,000 – 250,000 VND
Wet cake with chicken hearts
The next suggestion is that the dish has long become a famous specialty of the foggy city with its unique taste and beautiful appearance. Wet cake with chicken hearts is a familiar name for the majority of Saigon food lovers.
This dish is impressed by the thin, flavorful rice paper, the chicken’s heart is not fishy, and the young chicken eggs are greasy. The dish is served with shredded chicken, gizzard, herbs, fried onions and some spots with extra fat. When enjoying, you will feel the softness of the wet cake along with the delicious toughness of chicken mixed with the fat of young chicken and stomach. All are mixed with fish sauce that is sweet and spicy enough to make people unable to refuse.
Address: 116B Le Hong Phong, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 8:30am – 9:30pm
Reference price: 35,000 – 45,000 VND
Falling in love with the taste of beef hot pot when traveling to Dalat, you can still find this dish in Saigon with the same taste. A portion of beef hotpot includes tofu, beef, beef tendon, pork leg, egg noodles and various assorted vegetables, suitable for groups of 3-4 people to enjoy.
The broth of beef hotpot is comparable, not fishy, but sweet. The beef is stewed soft, chewy and sweet, and the part is encrusted with lean fat that does not cause the feeling of being sick. In particular, beef hotpot is indispensable for the combination of chao sauce and satay.
Address: 162 Ly Thai To, Ward 1, District 3, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Reference price: 100,000 – 250,000 VND.
If you love flour-based dishes, you must try banh can. This dish has two types of fillings, quail eggs and chicken eggs, but some places have variations with shrimp filling. The shell is fried to a crispy spongy, the filling is just cooked, so it still retains its aromatic fat. Banh Can is often served with char siu dipping sauce, adding pork skin, fat, fried onions to increase the attractiveness of the dish.
Address: 49m2 Tran Ke Xuong, Phu Nhuan District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 11am – 21h30
Reference price: 15,000 – 35,000 VND
The last position on the list of 5 dishes that cannot be missed when you want to experience Da Lat cuisine in Saigon is avocado ice cream. The fatty sweetness of avocado mixed with the characteristic flavor of durian creates an irresistible butter cream. Butter cream is smooth, thick and is served with delicious fresh desiccated coconut.
Address: 87/23 Ho Thi Ky, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 14h30 – 22h00
Reference price: 15,000 VND