Dalat is a beautiful city that captivates regardless of space and time. While Dalat exudes the dreamy beauty of the city of thousands of flowers during the day, at night, it becomes sparkling, mystical, and full of vitality. Immersing yourself in the cool air of the plateau at night, stepping into the atmosphere of Dalat, it is only at the Dalat night market that you can genuinely experience the lively and bustling ambiance of a market that contributes to the unique cultural charm of this place.
|The bustling picture of Dalat night market (photo ST)
|Da Lat night market is busy and busy (photo ST )
The bustling night market in Dalat, always a beloved destination among tourists, attracts charming visitors. This place is renowned for being one of the favorite tourist spots in Dalat. Visitors can engage in souvenir shopping, buy clothes, or indulge in delightful and affordable street food that contributes to the culinary fame of Dalat, such as grilled rice paper, skewers, soy milk, cupcake-shaped clear dumplings, and steamed rice cakes with chicken hearts.
|Specialties forget the way back at Dalat night market (photo ST)
The dishes at Dalat Night Market hold significant allure, captivating both the taste buds, and sensations, making it nearly impossible for anyone to resist. The city becomes even more shrouded in mist as night falls, creating a chilly atmosphere. Therefore, the nighttime street food offerings are exceptionally diverse, mainly featuring convenient and delicious items, providing an intriguing sensory experience.
As darkness falls, the distinctive image of snail vendors emerges as a hallmark of Dalat night market. They are named “snail vendors” because these sellers carry all their stalls on their shoulders and walk to the market.
|Hundreds of snails carrying species at Dalat night market (photo ST)
These eye-catching stalls display a variety of snails and clams on low plastic chairs. Tourists gather around these stalls, and nearby, there’s a flaming charcoal stove used for cooking the snails. The hundreds of preparation styles are undeniably delicious, whether stir-fried, steamed, or grilled with spring onions.
|Scallop grilled with grease and delicious onions (ST image)
Amid the night mist, amid the cold of this highland city, these snail vendors seem to be masterpieces for many tourists. Enjoying a few plates of snails and sipping ginger tea is an unmatched experience!
No one can resist the enticing aroma of grilled skewered meat. The carefully marinated meat, grilled over glowing red charcoal until it turns red to golden brown, is simply irresistible.
|The aromatic skewers of grilled meat in the corner of Dalat night market (photo of ST)
Rows of skewered meat emit an alluring fragrance that captivates passersby throughout the neighborhood. Grilled meat at the night market comes in various options, including pork, beef, chicken, chicken wings, chicken feet, young ribs, beef wrapped in betel leaves, beef balls, and more. Holding a few skewers and enjoying them while chatting with friends in the chilly weather is nothing short of perfection.
How could we forget this iconic dish of the misty city? Grilled rice paper is made from chicken eggs and topped with minced meat, dried shrimp, dried beef, and various spices, then grilled to perfection over charcoal.
The crispy texture, combined with the slight chewiness of the rice paper, the aroma of the meat, the spiciness of dried beef, and the fragrance of dried shrimp and green onions, creates an unforgettable flavor that anyone who has visited Dalat night market would find hard to resist.
|Crispy scented rice paper at Dalat night market (photo ST)
As the night falls and Dalat’s weather gets colder and fresher, the local dishes tend to be warm and slightly spicy. If you find yourself at Dalat Night Market with a rumbling stomach and a desire for something hearty, don’t miss the chance to try Banh Canh, Hu Tieu, and Bun Rieu.
|Noodle bowl with a typical Da Lat flavor (image ST)
Located on the left side of the market entrance, these familiar dishes offer a unique taste you won’t find anywhere else. The broth has a distinctive sweetness, and the aromatic noodle bowls provide comfort in the chilly atmosphere.
After indulging in savory dishes, it’s time to savor Dalat’s sweet and rich flavors. You’ll notice numerous hot soy milk stalls as you stroll around the market. Perhaps due to the local weather, hot soy milk has become a divine beverage.
|Sipping soy milk with cakes (ST image)
Sipping a cup of warm soy milk with its mild sweetness and enjoying the handmade sweet pastries crafted by skilled bakers in the cold atmosphere is an experience that should not be missed.
The mere mention of this beautiful cake is enough to make mouths water. The cake filling comprises sticky rice, green beans, coconut milk, and the vibrant colors of pandan leaves. The cake is rolled into tubes with a layer of thin, chewy rice paper.
Featuring an eye-catching appearance and a delicious, fragrant, slightly sweet taste, the seven-color tube cake is a delightful treat you shouldn’t pass up during your night market adventure.
|Seven-color tube cake at Dalat night market (photo ST)
It is known as the “Land of Love” and the most romantic region in Vietnam, with many breathtaking scenes. Besides its unique melancholic charm, the nightlife in the city on the highland is vibrant. Dalat night market remains lively and bustling, accompanied by a culinary scene that is hard to resist for every visitor. Visit the Dalat night market at least once. Just one time is enough to remember for a lifetime.