5 MUST-TRY FOOD IN DANANG

5 MUST-TRY FOOD IN DANANG

Danang is known as one of the most vibrant and attractive city in the central of  Vietnam. Because Danang has both beautiful beach and mighty mountains so that visitors often call Danang a Vietnam smaller version.

In addition to the wonderful lanscapes, Danang also has special dishes with unforgettable flavors. If you are not sure about the food and where to find the most reputable address, this list below may be useful with all clearly information.

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1. Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo (Sliced pork rolled with rice paper)

“Banh trang cuon thit heo” is the most famous speciality in Danang. It is the combination of fresh vegetables, lean pork, banana blossoms, mango, star-fruit, perilla, onion and be wrapped in soft rice paper. You can eat “Banh trang cuon thit heo” with special dipping sauce called “mắm nêm” (a sauce made of fermented fish). The taste of this fish sauce can be hard to eat for the first time, you should try to smell it before deciding to eat or not.

Banh trang cuon thit heo (Sliced pork rolled with rice paper)

Where to eat: 

  • Quan Dai Loc: 97 Trung Nu Vuong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Dac san Tran (Luxury restaurants)
    – Address 1: 04 Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
    – Address 2: 300 Hai Phong Street, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City
    – Address 3: 28 Duy Tan Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
    – Address 4: 43 Do Quang Street, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City
  • Mau 2 (Mau 2 Restaurant): 156, 2/9 Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City

2.Bún chả cá (Grilled & Fried Fish Cake Noodles)

“Bun cha ca” as known as one of the most favourite noodles in Danang. The main ingrediants of the grilled fish cake are mackerel, yellowtail catfish or brronze featherback fish mixed with black peppers, salt and fish sauce. You will be impressed by the natural sweet and aromatic of the broth, which is made from simmered fish bones, tomato, pumpkin, pineapple and cabbage. “Bun cha ca” can be severed with a dish of raw vegetables, beansprouts, lemon and chilli. A little bit of cilantro and green onion will be decorated on top of the bowl. You should eat “bun cha ca” with “mam tom” (shrimp paste) to have the best tasty expericence ever.

Bun cha ca (Grilled & Fried Fish Cake Noodles)

Where to eat:

  • Bun Cha Ca Madam Hon: 113/3 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Bun Cha Ca Madam Lu: 319 Hung Vuong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Bun Cha Ca Nguyen Chi Thanh: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Bun Cha Ca 6B: 61 Le Hong Phong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.

3. Mì Quảng (Quang-Style Noodles)

“Mi Quang” or “Quang-Style noodles” is the signature dish of Danang. “Mi” means noodles and “Quang” stands for Quang Nam province because Danang used to be a part of Quang Nam in the past (“Quang Nam – Da Nang” province) until 1997 when it was separated and became one of the five independent municipalities in Vietnam.

There are many types of “Mi Quang” such as pork&shrimp, chicken, frog meat, duck, beef, eel, boiled quail eggs or jelly-fish. A bowl of “Mi Quang” including a layer of raw vegetables at the bottom, followed by the yellow noodle and the small amount of broth to wet the noodles and bring everything together. They put green onion, roasted peanuts, rice crackers, sliced banana blossoms, lemons, and chilli on top of the dish to give “Mi Quang” a special flavor.

Mi Quang (Quang-Style Noodles)

Where to eat: 

  • Mi Quang Madam Mua: 19-21 Tran Binh Trong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Mi Quang Madam Vi: 166 Le Dinh Duong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Mi Quang Thi: 251 Hoang Dieu street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Mi Quang 1A: 1A Hai Phong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.

4.Bánh Xèo (Crispy Vietnamese Crepes)

You can easily find “Banh Xeo” in Danang because it was sold in any local markets, roadside stalls, restaurants or food festival. “Banh Xeo” is a combination of rice flour and tumeric, filled with ingredients such as vermicelli noodles, chicken, pork or beef slices, shrimps, eggs, sliced onions, beansprouts, and mushrooms.

Banh Xeo (Crispy Vietnamese Crepes)

The word “Xeo” in “Banh Xeo” refers to the sizzling sound it makes when the batter hits hot pan. You can wrap “Banh Xeo” in rice paper together with a mustard leaf, vermicelli noodles, some lettuce, mint leaves, basil and cucumber. Then dip it in fermented peanut sauce mixed with fish sauce to make the dish full of aromatic flavor.

Where to eat:

  • Banh Xeo Madam Duong: 280/23 Hoang Dieu street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Banh Xeo Madam Nhung: 105 Nguyen Thien Ke street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Banh Xeo Madam Ngoc: 228 Dong Da street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Banh Xeo Be Uyen: 103 Le Thanh Nghi, Hai Chau district, Danang city.

5. Rau Cau Trai Dua (Coconut Jelly) and “Che” (Sweet Soup)

If you are a dessert-lover, you can not miss the chance to eat Coconut Jelly in Danang. Coconut Jelly is served in a coconut shell with a layer of jelly made from coconut water at the bottom and the top layer is custard-like coconut cream. the jelly is made from seaweed called agar-agar.

Rau cau trai dua (Coconut Jelly)

“Che” or “sweet soup” is also one of the most famous desserts in Danang. There are too many types of “Che” such as sweet lotus seed gruel (che hat sen), Thai sweet gruel (che Thai), sweet baked banana with coconut gruel (che chuoi nuong), sweet green beans gruel (che dau xanh), eggs cream caramel (kem flan), etc. After a discovering day around the city, nothing is better than relaxing with a glass of cool, sweet “Che” at a popular shop.

Che (Sweet Soup)

Where to eat:

  • Rau Cau Dua Bach Dang: 218 Bach Dang street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Rau Cau Dua / Che Madam Lien: 175 Hai Phong street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.                                                                                                            189 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Che Xuan Trang: 31 Le Duan street, Hai Chau district, Danang city.
  • Che Chuoi Nuong: 78 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau district, Danang city

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