Roasted duck noodle soup with wontonmmmmmm


Peter Cuong Franklin is the executive chef of Anan Saigon, a modernnhatroso.comese restaurant tucked insidethe đến Cu wet market. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu,Peter studied food anthropology và gastronomy in America, and honed hisskills at restaurants such as Chicago"s Alinea and Caprice in Hong Kong, before returning khổng lồ where he"s on a mission to reimagine nhatroso.comese cuisine. Here he shares memories & favourite dishesfrom his hometown,Da Lat.

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My mom emigrated from the central province of Quang nam giới to da Lat when she was a teenager. When I was a young boy, I remember going lớn the da Lat market with her khổng lồ buy ingredients for making her mì Quảng, a classic pork noodle soup with yellow turmeric rice noodles. The market was a special place full of strange meats, seafood, colourful vegetables và busy activities of people buying & selling things.


Today, the best domain authority Lat dishes are made with fresh produce and meats that are sourced from the farms surrounding the hill town. The city is blessed with fertile land and a cool highlands climate, so just about anything can be grown here. Some of the best ingredients in can be found in da Lat, such as avocados, strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, grapes, tea, coffee, flowers and wild mountain mushrooms.

During the colonial period the French established da Lat as a hill station lớn escape from the sweltering Saigon heat & as a wellness center for soldiers & civil servants. From small numbers of ethnic minorities in the early days, da Lat’s population has increased dramatically. Most new residents -- lượt thích my mother -- come from other parts of Central Because of this, many famous dishes from the central region such as bánh bèo, bánh xèo, and bún bò Huế can be found in da Lat. Domain authority Lat offers some of the most diverse food in, thanks to its temperate mountain climate và mix of culinary traditions, from different regions of, as well as Europeans, Chinese & ethnic minorities.

Here are five dishes I always eat when I find myself back in da Lat.

Mì Quảng


One of my mom’s specialty dishes is mì Quảng. I’ve eaten my mom’s version and many other versions before, but I recently encountered a flavorsome and rich version of this dish, deep inside domain authority Lat’s wet market. The broth was enriched with so much pork knuckle that it resembled a thick, rich tonkotsu ramen rather than the light & sometimes watery version you find in many places. This bowl of pork knuckle broth with turmeric noodles was a revelation.

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Try it: Mì Quảng Thành, 58C Phan Đình Phùng, da Lat

Bánh Bèo


Bánh lộc bình is one of my favorite dishes because of its simplicity & purity. The original version comes from Hue, và is a spoon-sized bite made of rice & tapioca flour, steamed in a small ceramic bowl. After steaming, the bánh bèo is scooped gently out of the steaming bowl, và served with a light fish sauce, fried shallots, fresh chili và crispy pork skin -- simply delicious! Try it as a snack in the morning or afternoon.

Try it: Banh Beo so 4 tía Huong, 402 Phan Dinh Phung, da Lat

Phở Bò


The domain authority Lat-style phở is quite different from other regions. It’s Hanoi-style phởmeets the bountiful, fertile mountain climate of domain authority Lat with the inclusion of a plate of fresh herbs & crisp European lettuce greens introduced by the French during the colonial era. Is this fusion? If I were lớn include domain authority Lat lettuce with the phở at my restaurant Anan Saigon, most people would probably scream “fusion.”This is the way the local people eat phởeveryday here in domain authority Lat. It’s only natural to lớn include the beautiful lettuce greens that they have available.

Try it: cửa hàng 1C, 1 Tăng Bạt Hổ, da Lat

Bánh Mì Xíu Mại


Unlike the cold cuts Saigon-style bánh mì, the domain authority Lat-style bánh mì xiu mai is served hot. Due khổng lồ colder climate in this mountain city, the sandwich is served as a bowl of warm pork meatball broth, a warm grilled baguette, and a mixture of shredded papaya & fresh herbs. Most locals eat one but this lady knows I usually order two with extra chili because it’s so delicious and I love a little heat with my bánh mì.

Try it: bánh mì xíu mại BH, 16 Nguyễn Chí Thanh, da Lat

Bánh Căn


Bánh căn is a da Lat dish that evolved from the Hue bánh bèo steamed rice cake. Due to lớn its cooler climate, in domain authority Lat bánh căn is grilled over a charcoal brazier with a quail egg or duck egg on top. This is a specialty da Lat dish that’s best enjoyed in the early morning hours as a breakfast or light snack. Bánh căn is becoming more popular in domain authority Lat, and you can now find it in many places in the centre of the city, especially around the Hoa Binh area.

Try it: Bánh Căn Cây Bơ, 56 Tăng Bạt Hổ, domain authority Lat (open from 6am-10am)Want more travel ideas?Sign up for our newsletterto receive our best stories in your inbox.