What to Eat in Da Nang City

The next stop in your Vietnam tours and holidays is Da Nang City, and for certain, there are dozens of questions about this coastal city, swimming in your mind, such as where to visit, where to stay, and what to eat in Da Nang City. Then, some following information can help partially.

Bun Mam Nem (Vermicelli with a sauce made of fermented fish)

Bun Mam Nem, Da Nang city

The first specialty in the list of what to eat in Da Nang City for your travel there must be Bun Mam Nem for sure. Why? The tangy flavor of Mam Nem – a sauce made of fermented fish is the unforgettable mark of this coastal city, so the food is exactly the way to capture the true essence of the local cuisine. It is served in a bowl and consists of vermicelli, creepy roasted pork, steamed pork cut into thin slices, herbs, vegetables, chilli, pieces of fermented pork, pickles and of course “mam nem”. Don’t let yourself feel regret as it is missed during your trip to explore Da Nang City.

Suggested addresses:

  • Thuyen Vendor (Le Duan Street, Thanh Khe District)
  • Ngoc Vendor (Doan Thi Diem Street, Hai Chau District)
  • Tran Ke Xuong Street, Hai Chau District

Banh Kep (Vietnamese grilled cake)

It is commonly believed that Banh Kep totally convinces any foodie who is going on a Vietnam tours and holiday to Da Nang. Due to its fragrance and convenience to eat, the food is preferred by lots of local teenagers; therefore, most vendors serving this delicacy in Da Nang City are always crowded and sometimes you must be in line to enjoy. Also, you find it hard to resist the attractive smell of the cake with some ingredients (eggs, paste, beef jerky, etc.) while it is grilled on charcoal. Especially, it is quite cheap to savor each of the cakes. Don’t lose out on it!

Suggested addresses:

  • Banh Keo Hoa (Dong Giang Street, Son Tra District)
  • Di Hoang Vendor (Dien Bien Phu Street, Thank Khe District)
  • Banh Trang Nuong (Dao Duy Tu Street, near Con Market)

Cao Lau

Cao Lau is one of the must try food if you don’t know what to eat in Da Nang

Cao Lau is essentially not a specialty from Da Nang City, but Hoi An Ancient Town. However, if having not taken an opportunity to experience at Hoi An Ancient Town, you should taste Cao Lau here. One interesting thing is that the food’s taste is not similar to any other Vietnamese one, and many people insist that it is so far associated with Japanese or Chinese cuisine. While the Chinese community does not recognize it as Chinese food, it has still been a mystery until nowadays. Anyway, it deserves what to eat in Da Nang City. It is easy to find it comprises herbs, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce, noodles, barbecue pork, and especially luscious stock.

Suggested addresses:

  • Cao Lau Ly (Thai Thi Boi Street, Thanh Khe District)
  • Hoi An Vendor (Yen Bai Street, Hai Chau District)
  • Nhung Vendor (Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Hai Chau District)

Banh Beo

Banh Beo, Da Nang city

Da Nang of the Middle is part of your Vietnam tours and holidays, and Banh Beo is believed to be a must-try delicacy here. Although the food is famous in many other provinces and cities of the Central Vietnam, Banh Beo in Da Nang City does carry a unique taste leaving you the greatest experiences after the journey. Basically, the food is made of rice flour, which becomes the perfect background when it is also topped with the colored mixture of shrimp and pork. It is not a sumptuous culinary delight found in splendid hotels, but street food at many street corners of the coastal city; anyway, it is totally flavorsome when touching at the top of your tongue.

Suggested addresses:

– Banh Beo Ba Be (Hoang Van Thu Street, Hai Chau District)

– Quan Van (Thanh Tinh Street, Lien Chieu District)

– Nui Thanh Street, Hai Chau District

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Mi Quang

Mi Quang is a specialty in Da Nang city

Unlike many other noodle soups, there is no much broth in a bowl of Mi Quang, but it is a special point of this specialty. This traditional recipe will tantalize you so much as it is a perfect combination of different tastes. It goes well with fresh local vegetables, green chilli, lemon juice, rice pancake (banh da), and fish sauce.

Suggested addresses:

  • Mi Quang Ba Mua (Tran Binh Trong Street, Dong Da Street, and Le Hong Phong Street of Hai Chau District)
  • Mi Quang Nguoi Da Nang (2 thang 9 Street, Hai Chau District)
  • Le Dinh Duong Street

Banh Trang Thit Heo (Steamed pork wrapped in wet rice cake)

Banh Trang Thit Heo, Da Nang city

It will be with regret that you skip Banh Trang Thit Heo when joining a holiday in Da Nang City. It is actually a good choice in what to eat when coming to this coastal city. The food includes boiled pork chopped into big flat slices, Dai Loc wet cake, herbs, fresh vegetables, cucumbers, and unripe bananas and especially mam nem (a sauce made of fermented fish). The above ingredients are wrapped in wet rice cake and dipped into the sauce before enjoying. It is definitely amazing!

Suggested addresses:

  • Banh Trang Thit Heo Tran (Le Duan, Hai Phong and Duy Tan Street)
  • Dai Loc Vendor (Trung Nu Vuong Street, Hai Chau District)
  • Banh Trang Thit Heo Mau (Do Thuc Tinh Street, Cam Le District)
  • Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District

Bun Cha Ca (noodle soup with fried fish paste)

Bun Cha Ca, Da Nang city

The locals often enjoy bun cha ca in the morning as this looks like a special cultural feature of Da Nang City. A bowl of this noodle soup type has eye-catching ingredients: the yellow of pumpkin, green of scallion, bright brown of fried fish paste, and white of kohlrabi, creating a beautiful and vibrant culinary painting. What can impress you the most is the broth which is slightly sweet as made by boiling fish bones.

Suggested addresses:

  • 109, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hai Chau District
  • Bun Cha Ca Ba Phien, Le Hong Phong Street, Hai Chau District
  • Bun Cha Ca Ba An, Le Hong Phong Street, Hai Au District

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