Dak Lak is loved by many travelers who want to explore by the majestic mountains, the pristine beauty and the unique style of culinary as the food here are made from products endowed by nature.
Don Village’s Grilled chicken
For a delicious grilled chicken, the Ban Don people must be very meticulous to choose the chicken and have their own way of cooking. First of all, the chicken must be a true backyard chicken that raised freely in the garden. The one chosen to cook is about 1kg weight, after pre-cook preparation, squash the whole chicken, marinate it with salt chili, lemongrass juice and add some forest honey then grill. To eat grilled chicken in Ban Don “the right way”, visitors must deep into chili salt or lemongrass salt.
The shoots of Le
“Le” is a species that belonged to the bamboo family in the Central Highlands. it has a strong dispersion and vitality. Le’s shoot is among the most delicious bamboo family shoots because of its intestine, sweetness, fleshiness, and not having bitterness. With fresh bamboo shoots, you can prepare simple dishes but with full of flavors such as mixed bamboo shoots, duck soup or sauteed fried bamboo shoots.
Steam rice rolls with grilled pork – Ban Me City
The dish consists of many ingredients: steam rice rolls, grilled pork, cucumber, green mango in slices, pickles, herbs, chili sauce … To eat this dish in the right way, you have to roll all the ingredients into the steam rice roll then dot with rich fish sauce. The taste is really delicious.
Hemibagrus Hot Pot
The wild, mysterious and intense Serepok river has been bestowed a precious fish called Hemibagrus – a genus of catfishes of the family Bagridae. It has solid and fragrant meat and can be used to cook many famous delicacies.
Hemibagrus can be cooked into many dishes, but the most impressive is the hotpot with a unique flavor of the Central Highlands.
Goby cooked with galangal
Waterfall goby cooked with galangal is a traditional dish of ethnic minorities in Dak Lak. This kind of goby which is small and has a white round body lives right in the waterfall stream and only adapts in an environment that water keeps pouring down.
Freshly jumping fish is drained under the water to remove its viscosity, and put in some salt to harden, then wash and squash the galangal. After that people heat up the pan, put in some cooking oil,add the prepared fish then fry, finally add the galangal.
Once the smells of galangal and fish rising up sweetly, they add salt and other spice such as spring onions, pepper, chili, sugar… to create a pleasing taste. Traveling to Dak Lak but forgetting to enjoy this goby’s dish is a big omission for visitors.
Deer meat is a staple specialty of the Central Highlands, especially in Dak Lak. The differences between fresh dear meat and beef are that dear meat has little tendon, ivory-white fat, and is softer than young calf meat. Deer meat can be cooked into many dishes: roasted deer, stir-fried deer, vinegar-dipped deer,…But grilled deer, vinegar-dipped deer, and dried deer are the most typical dishes.
Cơm Lam – Bamboo Cooked Rice
Com Lam is a famous dish of the compatriots in Don village. It is considered the most typical dish of the mountains by distilled from the sweetness of the cool stream and the scent of green bamboo. People in the Central Highlands often use Com Lam with sesame salt, chicken or grilled pork. The clear spring water of the mountains, along with the sweetness of the bamboo tube, create a special flavor of rice, captivating anyone who has ever enjoyed it.