Top delicious restaurants in Mang Den Kon Tum
Once read somewhere a saying like this: “Take a bath, see flowers, eat rice, if you feel happy, it’s not because you take a very clean bath, the flowers bloom beautifully, or the rice suits your taste, but mainly because there is no sorrow in your heart.” So you can love anyone regardless of whether they are good or bad, whether it is new or old, you can live in any city, whether it’s bustling urban Saigon or slowly peaceful Da Lat – as long as your heart feels good. Whatever other people say, ignore them!
But the food at Mang Den is really good, and of course, my heart is fine, it’s okay =)))
I went out in a very enjoying state, very wholeheartedly, despite the rain and wind, being tired, waking up early. Sleepy, sleep at home, go to Mang Den and sleep until 8-9 o’clock before going out, what else to say. So every morning, I see my 3 brothers get up early, leave the homestay earliest, stay in the Sunshine homestay with soft instrumental music all day, rain all day, it sounds like I want to go to sleep. But we have to play, we have to drag this body to eat again, it’s cold and hungry.
Here is my list of food in Mang Den, don’t miss any dishes, eat it all, it’s not a pity.Snakehead fish soup Akay
This is the first dish I eat when coming to Mang Den. It was cold, the drizzle was quite thick, we swooped into the restaurant and felt warm because the pot of cake soup was smoking and hot. A special feature of Mang Den snakehead fish cake soup is to cook each pot directly on the stove and then bring it out to guests, thus keeping it warm for a long time, like eating its own mini hot pot. Each pot has a very large piece of snakehead fish. There are two types of cake: rice flour and tapioca flour, soft and chewy, but all are delicious. There is a basket of bitter vegetables with small stalks, just boldly drop them in when the pot of soup is hot, delicious and sobbing. Very cheap, 25k / 1 pot.
2. Grilled Chicken with Lam Co Sinh
Let me tell you a story to see the smallness of Mang Den: when we went out from Dak Ke lake through Pa Sy waterfall to the orange garden, we met 2 young people, 3 more brothers, 5 people, stayed together 1 homestay (discovered by wearing a striking Pikachu hat). When we were bored and dragged out to eat grilled chicken rice, we met 2 friends again at the shop. The two friends told the mandarins to sit at the table with us, we ordered a chicken and rice. I say so so that you guys can order more hot pot fish with bitter gourd, eat together for fun. 2 friends live on Ly Son island, this time going around the Central Highlands, going from Dak Nong to Buon Me, to Mang Den, to Kon Tum. Both are younger than us, male friends are very diligent in taking pictures for female friends. Talking for a while, my brother also discovered that he had a mutual acquaintance with 2 friends outside Ly Son island.
I told my siblings to invite us to this meal and then go to pay. My girlfriend is afraid to tell me to share money. In the end, the two of you charged me for this chocolate tomato box, and the next day before I left, I also sent a box of delicious macadamia nuts.
It’s just a long story, but Co Sinh’s grilled chicken with lam rice is really delicious.
3. Mang Den pepper hotpot
The restaurant is famous in Mang Den, the most famous is hot pot. The menu is simple, you can order more fried spring rolls, chicken bamboo shoot salad (delicious). However, if you are going for 2 people, focusing on eating hot pot is enough. The pot is divided into 2 compartments, the spicy side is normal. I can normally eat spicy food, but when I touch the hot pot through pepper, I also say hello, mixing 2 compartments of water is delicious, just spicy enough. Driving a cold car, the more I sat down to eat hot pot, I said it was already.
The shop does not sell alcohol, everyone focuses on eating hot pot, I will only give you a place to drink later =)))
4. Dad’s Kitchen Beef Hotpot
But in this 15 degree weather of Mang Den, you will not want to eat a cold dish. You have to sit and slurp hot and spicy hot pot. So I pulled out my phone to look. Dad’s kitchen – the restaurant’s name sounds so cute. Selling braised beef in the morning and selling beef hot pot in the afternoon. Okay okay. They all decided to try it right away. The shop is located right near the famous A Kay snakehead fish soup (must try when coming to Mang Den). Decorated with warm yellow lights, neat and clean tables and chairs. Another impression is that the owner is pretty, her voice is cute. She asked us if we ate well, any suggestions. The shop has only been open for sale for 10 days and has not yet been located on google maps. We went 4 people to eat 1 beef hot pot 250k. The hot pot sauce cooked in the clay pot is extremely delicious, rich, and the beef is fatty and fragrant. It’s raining and windy outside while eating hot pot, I say it’s RED =)))
5. Other dishes: Sturgeon hot pot, two bowls of dry noodle soup: all located in the town center, easy to find. But because these 2 dishes are not very special, so I would like to not review.
6. Nice cafe in Mang Den
- If you want a cool mountain view with many photo angles, please visit Orfarm. This place has garden orange juice, coffee, cocktails. If you have a long way to go, you should stop by on the way to Pa Sy waterfall.
- La petite : nice view bar, nice bar, beer, wine and coffee.
- Moc Lan cafe : a pretty and interesting little shop.
Cons of some cafes on Mang Den in my opinion: bad coffee.
7. Thien Son sim wine
As believers of alcoholic beverages, we are the most diligent, when learning about Mang Den, we noted in our schedule to buy sim wine at Thien Son sim wine factory. 1 bottle of wine and go to the factory =))) Saying that, let’s not buy 1 bottle of wine, 1 bottle of sim fruit juice, 1 jar of Mang Den salt and pepper. These things can be bought as gifts, you can find them on google maps, the factory campus has beautiful myrtle and flowers.
To drink sim wine in the right way, just go to Mang Den market, the afternoon is still full of fish and meat, buy more corn and potatoes to the homestay around 8 am to gather around the oven group. Wine in, stories out, telling thousands of life stories after years of separation between friends and brothers. Mang Den restaurant in the evening closes early and also sells less, just buy ready-made food like us, warm and happy, regardless of wind and rain.
The following 2 items are the food in Kon Tum, I will list them here, go to Kon Tum, remember to eat. Travel tips, the travel experience of Mang Den, please see in Part 1 !
8. Sticky fish with bamboo shoots
The 3rd time I went to Kon Tum, I was able to eat sticky rice with bamboo shoots according to the review of Mr. Khoai Lang Thang . What’s the name of the dish: sticky rice + braised bamboo shoots + braised scad. Add more hot chili peppers, it’s cold to eat while rubbing. 15k sticky rice to eat until noon. The shop has no signboard, no luxurious tables and chairs, sold for more than 40 years on the sidewalk near Kon Tum Market.
Just little plastic chairs around the table. She sold the goods quickly, asked the customer’s order and then scooped up the sticky rice porridge. So sucking goods from the elderly to children. The baby tied 2 pigtails while eating and said her mother “she wears pink glasses and keeps looking at me smiling” =))) The sticky rice has tens of thousands of dollars but the taxi ride is 100k. Kon Tum is near Christmas, it’s cold and numb, eating anything is delicious.
9. Leaf salad
Another dish according to my husband’s words – Khoai Lang Thang reviewed, ahihi. Because I said following an idol to create a cheap moment is very motivating. This dish is very strange, the ingredients include 3 main things: leaf tray + filling + dipping sauce.
The tray of leaves is full of vcl even though we only dare to order 1 serving to let us know the taste. Some types are only available in the Central Highlands, such as brooch leaves, red prongs, bear bile, bamboo leaves, great compassion, etc. or easier-to-find leaves such as bunches of intestines, five houseplants, fig leaves, guava leaves , mango leaves, cloves, crab claws, perilla, apricot leaves, cabbage leaves… (Channel 14), about dozens of different kinds of leaves.
The filling is available: pork skin, pork, shrimp
Kon Tum’s own special dipping sauce is made from fermented glutinous rice and incubated with dried shrimp, bacon and then pureed with batches, satay and other spices.
To eat this dish, you choose vegetables, a few stalks of each type, roll into a funnel, then pick up the filling, add chili, pepper, salt, finally, pour the dipping sauce on top, open your mouth wide. and chew hard. Remember, don’t be shy but take a few small bites, open your mouth wide, chew it all once.
My feeling is that this dish is quite strange due to the combination of many types of leaves, worth a try. However, maybe it’s not as rich as I wanted, so I’ll just try it out.
Kon Tum in general still has many specialties, many delicious dishes, but we will come back next time, leave a discovery, and eat again. Say goodbye with my beautiful photo taken at Kon Klor suspension bridge, ahihi.
Mang Den is an ideal stopover for many tourists when it has beautiful and poetic roads with two sides of the road are tall green pine forests, fresh and cool climate with many beautiful scenes. poetic, majestic. Perhaps because of that, this place is also a culinary paradise when converging many delicious traditional dishes that anyone who enjoys must remember and love.
And if you have not yet located a quality address to enjoy Kon Tum cuisine ? Then pin the delicious restaurants in Mang Den below!
Update Delicious restaurants in Mang Den that you should not miss
1. Co Sinh grilled chicken shop
As one of the delicious restaurants in Mang Den , Co Sinh grilled chicken restaurant is enjoyed by many tourists. This is a grilled chicken shop that has been around for a long time. And the owner of the grilled chicken shop is Ms. Sinh – formerly the chef of a famous restaurant. After that, because of her passion for cooking, she opened her own shop located on the main road at number 24 leading to Mang Den town.
The outstanding dishes of the restaurant are: roasted village pig, grilled chicken with lam rice, forest banana salad… These are all outstanding dishes and make up the typical brand here. Especially, grilled chicken and lam rice are the most popular dishes by tourists and are also specially prepared with grilled pepper leaves. So when enjoying this dish, you will feel the special aroma, a little spicy and eat very well.
Price list of dishes:
- Grilled chicken: 200,000 VND/head (Half sold)
- Roast pork: 250,000VND/kg
- Lam rice: 10,000 VND / portion (serving for 2 people)
- Soft drink: 10,000 VND/can.
How to get to the grilled chicken shop:
Co Sinh grilled chicken shop is located in the middle of Mang Den tree and Mang Den market on the main street No. 24. The shop is quite easy to find and is located near Hoa Sim hotel and Bach Duong cafe.
- Opening hours : 9:00am – 6:00pm (may close earlier if out of food)
- Address : AH132, Dak Long commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province
2. Mang Den Lu Quan
Referring to the delicious restaurant in Mang Den , surely the name Mang Den Lu Quan is also a name that leaves many impressions in the hearts of diners. The restaurant is designed close and familiar to the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. And this eatery serves breakfast – lunch – dinner for everyone.
In particular, the most prominent dish here is Mang Den pepper hotpot. This type of hot pot is divided into 2 sides: non-spicy and spicy. Each side of the hot pot tray uses a unique flavor of hot pot, but it is quite delicious. The hot pot ingredients are full from: mushrooms, shrimp, vegetables, meat, tofu… This hot pot dish is eaten when it’s cold at 16-20 degrees. Besides, the restaurant also serves many other delicious dishes such as: grilled beef with e leaves, shredded chicken salad with bamboo shoots… a central dish.
Besides, visitors can also add other rich menu when eating hot pot such as: rice, chicken… In particular, Party Sam’s chicken stew is as delicious as Xuyen Tieu hot pot. In addition, they also serve more ice cream, coffee … to make visitors enjoy after eating.
Price of Mang Den pepper hotpot:
- Price of hot pot dish : 220,000 VND – 600,000 VND/piece
- Opening hours : 11h:00 – 20h:00
- Address : Highway 24, Kon Plong, Kon Tum
3. Mang Den A Kay snakehead fish soup shop 7
One of the delicious restaurants in Mang Den that is extremely famous that you should not miss is A Kay 7 snakehead fish soup cake shop. And this is also the name of the typical specialty dish of Mang Den town that you visit. At homestay or hotel, every motel is introduced and reminded about it.
This dish is prepared on the stove with an earthen pot. When diners enter the restaurant to order, the owner turns on the stove, heats up the broth, then puts in slices of pre-cut fish and soup cakes. Therefore, you will enjoy a bowl of hot snakehead fish soup while blowing and eating.
The broth of this dish is very rich, and clear when there is the delicious sweetness of snakehead fish mixed in the starch of the soup cake. There are two types of banh chung here: flour cake soup and rice flour soup cake. With rice cake soup, it will not be tough, but in return, it will be more crispy and greasy. Depending on the preferences and dietary needs of each guest, you should choose the right cake soup.
Price list of snakehead fish soup with Mang Den A Kay 7:
- Cake soup: 25,000VND/piece
- Quail eggs: 5,000VND/bag
- Extra snakehead fish head: 20,000VND/ pot
Address of A Kay Mang Den snakehead fish soup:
To go to A Kay 7 snakehead fish cake soup shop, visitors can find the way on Google Map. And the way to the shop is quite easy, the shop is located in the alley next to the Kon Plong market sign.
- Opening hours : 6:00am – 8:00pm
- Location : Mang Den Market – Dak Long Commune – Kon Plong District – Kon Tum Province
4. Son Lam Quan Restaurant
Also on the list of delicious restaurants in Mang Den, it is certainly impossible not to miss Son Lam Quan restaurant. The restaurant is designed according to the rustic wooden house architecture, the old way with a close, light and airy space. Outside the restaurant, there is a very spacious Koi pond built on campus.
The restaurant mainly serves mountain-style dishes such as: sour soup of snakehead fish, braised fish, stir-fried forest vegetables, popular rice… at a very reasonable cost. And if you want to enjoy grilled chicken with rice lam, you should book in advance so that the shop can take the initiative.
- Address: Highway 24 – Dak Long Commune – Kon Plong District – Kon Tum Province
- Opening hours : 08:00 – 22:00
- Price: 50,000VND – 150,000VND
Some other restaurants you can refer to:
- Hanh Level Restaurant: Road No. 1, Mang Den eco-tourism area, Dak Long commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province
- Quan Suong restaurant: Road No. 6, Mang Den eco-tourism area, Dak Long commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province
- Tra Giang restaurant: Road No. 6, Mang Den eco-tourism area, Dak Long commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province
Coming to Mang Den, you will not only admire the wonderful picture of nature, mountains, and forests, but also enjoy the authentic and rich cuisine of the Central Highlands that the delicious restaurants in Mang Den bring.
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