The irony of life. I rarely eat or buy anything from the street vendors in Manila, but during our visit in Da Lat, Vietnam we explored its flavor and food culture through different secret street spots.
It is romantic yet relaxed; and food is affordable and don’t require you to suit up and wear fancy dresses. The WsTF Food Tour through our food tour guide, Binh brought us to the different flavors of Da Lat that we found in unsuspecting streets and corners.
We visited a local eatery which is said to be popular to the locals. We were served with a plate of green leafy veggies and herbs, fried rice paper, crispy pork skin, meat and seasonings.
Layer lettuce, basil, fish leaf, mint leaf, chives, shallots, carrots, radish and crispy meat in a glass paper – wrap and roll it – then dunk straight in a special peanut sauce.
I love the contrasting flavors of the leaves and and textures of crispy pork.
4. Bo La Lot and Skewers
We walked a little farther to our next destination – we stopped stall which is selling skewers of different varieties. I must say, they offer a lot more choices than what we have in the streets of Manila. The best thing is that Vietnamese Skewer incorporate vegetables that make each stick a little more colorful, inviting and healthier.
I was torn which one to try. Binh suggested that we should try the Bo La Lot – beef cubes wrapped with leaves.