Grilled chicken bamboo rice restaurant for Tet holiday in Da Lat

 

Co Sinh grilled chicken and bamboo tube restaurant attracts customers with its sticky rice and sweet grilled chicken mixed with the special aroma of wild pepper leaves.

Grilled chicken with bamboo tube rice is a typical dish of the Central Highlands with elaborate preparation and attractive flavor. Coming to Da Lat, visitors can enjoy this dish at Co Sinh grilled chicken bamboo rice restaurant, Hung Vuong street, ward 11. The restaurant has only been open for about 3 years but is popular with diners from near and far thanks to its unique, original flavor. Ingredients and recipe come from Mang Den, Kon Tum.

After being marinated with spices, the chicken is grilled on a grill, under hot charcoal, for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked. Photo: Huynh Nhi

The chicken, after being marinated with spices, is grilled on a grill, under hot charcoal. Fire that is too weak will cause the chicken to soften and lose its crispness, so the grilling process requires someone with experience and familiarity. Photo: Huynh Nhi

Ms. Tran Thi Dung, 33 years old, the owner of the restaurant, shared that she is the successor of her mother’s grilled chicken rice dish Co Sinh, which is famous in Kon Tum, and now comes to Da Lat to open another branch.

“When I first opened the restaurant, not many customers knew about it. Some days we could only sell a few chickens, and the leftover chickens had to be made into floss to save for food. Gradually, diners saw strange dishes so they introduced them to each other, and the restaurant became more known. Currently, every day I have to grill 20 chickens to sell to customers. When I sell them all, I will make new chickens. Continue to grill them right away, grilling them as they go. The fresh chicken makes the food better quality and tastier. ”, Ms. Dung said. The restaurant grills chicken by machine, each batch can grill 7 chickens at the same time, so customers don’t have to wait too long, about 20 minutes for the chicken to be cooked.

The grilled chicken at the restaurant uses Vietnamese chicken, which has firm meat and thin skin. When grilled, the chicken skin is crispy and the meat inside is soft and sweet, with a gentle scent of forest leaves. One of the ingredients that makes the dish attractive is wild pepper leaves, a typical spice found in the Mang Den region, Kon Tum.

“Wild pepper leaves are abundant in Kon Tum forests, and have a natural fragrance like lemongrass. The restaurant adds a few spices to match, and the outside of the chicken is covered with a little satay,” Ms. Dung shared. In addition, Lam rice at the restaurant uses sticky rice mixed with grilled upland rice in a long bamboo tube. When the rice grain is cooked, it is soft, not dry and has a fragrant aroma. Dipping it with crushed golden roasted peanuts makes the rice grain. fragrant and rich.

Lam rice

Grilled chicken lam rice set in a tray for 2 people, including a grilled chicken cut into bite-sized pieces, a long tube of lam rice cut in half and various dipping sauces, thinly sliced ​​cucumber and laksa leaves, priced at 250,000 VND. Photo: Huynh Nhi

In particular, to maintain the standard of the dish compared to the original branch, the restaurant transports cooked rice, bamboo tubes, wild pepper leaves, spices… from Mang Den to Da Lat without any further changes.

Mr. Le Cong Hiep’s group of friends, born in 1999, came from Ba Ria Vung Tau to Da Lat to have fun on New Year’s Eve and chose Co Sinh grilled chicken and bamboo rice restaurant for lunch. “The food at the restaurant is hot, we enjoy enjoying it in the cold Da Lat weather, we eat very deliciously,” he shared.

As for Pham Nhat Tan, born in 1999, he was impressed with the gentle aroma of wild pepper leaves grilled with chicken. “Compared to the grilled chicken with salt and chili or the grilled chicken we usually eat, the chicken here is chewier, the meat is sweeter and the skin is crispy, not greasy, and has less fat.”

In addition, some diners said that the portion of food at the restaurant is relatively large compared to the serving size of 2 people, so it can cause boredom for customers. The large group was quite satisfied with the quality and price. The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to about 7:00 p.m. every day, most crowded at lunch and dinner, with spacious parking in front of the yard. Opposite the shop there is a place to take photos of cherry blossoms.

A group of 5 people ordered 2 grilled chicken dishes, satisfied with a Central Highlands-style lunch. Photo: Huynh Nhi

A group of 5 people ordered 2 grilled chicken dishes, satisfied with a Central Highlands-style lunch. Photo: Huynh Nhi