Da Nang food is vibrantly flavorul and includes ingredient combinations that will thrill your taste buds. Da Nang Local Tours has made a list of Top dishes that you must eat when travelling to Da Nang.
Rolled Rice paper with pork (Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo)
Da Nang city is a well – known city with various delicious foods but to answer the question “What to eat in Da Nang”, we should put the Rolled Rice paper with pork (Banh trang cuon thit heo) to the very first on the list – this dish attracts a large number of tourist by anchovy fish sauce and rustic flavors, you must try this dishes when coming to Da Nang coastal city.
Rolled Rice paper with pork in Da Nang is always prepared carefully with lots of ingredients, it is cooked with a special recipe, by that to make it becomes the most famous dish in Central Vietnam.
When trying Rolled Rice paper with pork in Da Nang, y ou will feel the freshness of cucumber and green mango, smell of more than 10 different kinds of herbs such as lettuce, basils, peppermint, banana blossoms, etc. All of this blend with fat pork and Anchovy fish sauce deliver a strong beautiful taste for tourists.
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Fried spring roll – Da Nang Food Specialty
When it comes to Da Nang dishes, the Fried spring roll is among the most popular in Da nang food culture.
Da Nang fried spring roll is often served with a special dipping sauce – mixture of fish sauce, garlic, limes and chili. The combination of ingredients makes a wonderful flavor.
“Quang” noodle is always on top of the list of food specialty in Da Nang city. The noodle is made from rice flour, it is woven into long and thin yarns about 2 mm.
There are many types of “Quang” noodle, ranging from the basic ones such as pork, shrimp or chicken, to even more special ingredients like snakehead fish or frog. A bowl of “Quang” noodle contains a rich layer of vegetables at the bottom, followed by noodles and a fair amount of broth.
“Quang” noodle cannot go without the toppings of crushed roasted peanuts, herbs, lemons, and chilies. To most of Da Nang including me, “Quang” noodle is something special in this beautiful city, it brings out the feeling of genuineness and simplicity just like the people in Central Vietnam, the thing that is hard to come across in the modern dishes.
Fried Fish Vermicelli
One of the most popular food in Da Nang is Fried Fish vermicelli, you should not miss this food specialty when coming to Da Nang. It attracts tourists by specific flavor of fresh fish, the smell of gravy as well as white supple vermicelli.
The flesh is taken out of fresh fish to be fried, how to cook the gravy or the fish is the secret of Da Nang people.
A bowl of Fried Fish Vermicelli contains supple vermicelli, yellow fried fish, gravy, pepper and red pumpkins. All of these creates a unique flavor of Fried Fish Vermicelli in Da Nang, as well as it brings lots of rich nutrition and benefit.
Vermicelli with grilled pork
Vermicelli with grilled pork is also a lovely dish tourist when they travel to Da Nang city. The main ingredient is grilled pork which is marinated with spices following a unique recipe of local people. After being grilled, it creates a different specific flavors comared to other places.
Vermicelli with grilled pork in Da Nang is usually served with a variety of raw vegetables, pickles and rich sauce which is combined with peanuts and nutritious coconut milk.
Vietnamese grilled cake (Banh trang kep)
Listed as one of the most attractive street foods in Central Vietnam, grilled cake – banh trang kep is a must-eat dish for tourist when visiting to Da Nang.
Grilled cake is a thin layer rice cake covered with fried shallots and quail eggs or dried beef or pork liver pate on the top and then grilled. They are often served along with a special sauce which is made from chilies and dried beef.
Enjoying Vietnamese grilled cake, you will feel the crispness at the tip of your tongue as well as the sweet scent of the cover with exciting taste. If anyone has a question about the best street food to try in Da Nang, you can confidently say ”Grilled cake, of course!”
Crispy Vietnamese pancakem
If you are wondering about what to eat in Da Nang? You should consider crispy Vietnamese pancake as not only that it has wonderful taste but also it is sold with decent price.
Crispy Vietnamese pancakes is the fried batter of rice flour, tumeric powder, salt mixed with water and covered with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts on the top. They are served with a yummy sweet, fish sauce, chilies, garlic based sauce for dipping and it cannot go without a plate of green fresh vegetables.
Da Nang is a beautiful coastal city so such a regret if you do not try some of the seafood hot pot, grilled shrimp or steamed squid, … To enjoy seafood in Da Nang, you should go to restaurants near My Khe beach which are situated on Son Tra district and Ngu Hanh Son district. Basically, most of coastal restaurants in Da Nang offer fresh seafood with airy space and also affordable price.
Apple Snail salad is one of the most interesting food in Da Nang. The apple snail is carefully selected to ensure that they are fresh, big with firm flesh. After that, they are steamed with lemongrass, limes, chilies and salt to be deeply penetrated into the snail and keep the crispness, toughness and sweetness of the snail.
To enjoy apple snail salad in Da Nang, you can go to the foot area near Tran Thi Ly bridge area at night or Helio night market.
Salty Yogurt is a famous snack in Da Nang, it attracts a large number of young tourists for this new style food.
Salty Yogurt has a perfect balance between sweetness with a slight touch of salt. When you order 1 plate of salty yogurt, people will give you about 10 small yogurt jars and some salt as well, you just pay for the salty yogurt you ate.
To enjoy salty yogurt, you can go to “Salty Yogurt village” near the foot of Tran Thi Ly bridge area at night where has more 20 salty yogurt street stalls. You can also enjoy other food like: snail, grilled cake, etc
Grilled Ray Fish
Ray fish has rich protein and nutrition and there are many good ways to cook it but grilling is the popular method in Da Nang food culture.
Grilled ray fish is usually served with rice paper, green fresh vegetable and dipped into fish sauce mixed of garlic, limes and chilies. You should enjoy hot grilled ray fish and slowly chew to feel the fresh flesh, the spicy of chilies and many unique flavors.
Fish salad in Da Nang is a famous specialty, but for some reason, many people accidentally ignore this unique and delicious dish despite visiting this city many times.
The main material for making Da Nang fish salad is fresh raw herring so it is delicious and sweet. In order to create the flavor for the dish, people will use the sesame sauce with some crushed roasted peanuts, eat with green vegetables together.
Waiting porridge (chao cho)
In Da Nang, it is called “Waiting porridge” – “chao cho”. Interesting… Right? Because when you come to the restaurant, at that time the chef starts to boil the rice and cook it, so it takes quite a long time to enjoy.
The waiting porridge in Da Nang has rich flavor and sweet taste because of original rice flour. When you eat waiting porridge, you should add a little chili fish sauce for, some papaya and don’t forget the aroma of the kumquat.
Pomegranate sweet gruel (Che Xoa Xoa Hat Luu)
In additional for the list of delicious food in Da Nang, when you travel to Da Nang city, you should not skip the cool pomegranate sweet gruel and the wonderful taste compared to other types of gruel.
To enjoy the cool and sweet smell of pomegranate sweet gruel in Da Nang, you can go to stalls in Bac My An market.
Medium rare veal
Travelling to Da Nang city, you should not skip Cau Mong medium rare veal – a food specialty in Da Nang. The raw flesh of the veal is taken from five-month-old calves and grilled by mulberry grass on the banks of Thu Bon river so it’s exceptionally delicious.
Medium rare veal is often reddish pink, not dry, not tough and not smoky. This famous food is served with rice paper, raw vegetables and a local sauce.
Beef Jerky salad
Beef jerky salad is a delicious specialty in Da Nang city, it attracts a large number of local people as well as tourists by strong flavor. This dish is a glamorous blend of sour, spicy, and sweet flavor with aromatic beef jerky, the sour of lemon and the crispy crunchy of papaya.
Vietnamese cake soup (Banh Canh)
Vietnamese cake soup is a thick Vietnamese noodle that can be made from tapioca flour, it is cooked with diverse flavor and ingredients. The soup base (broth) can be cooked from pork, crab, fish, and the toppings can be fish balls, mushroom, Vietnamese ham, shrimp balls, etc. You can easily find this dish anywhere in Da Nang.
Hopefully, this list of delicious dishes in Da Nang city will give you satisfication and interesting experience when coming to this coastal city. If you have intention to travel to Da Nang, do not forget to book tours form Da Nang Local Tours travel agency to receive the best service in the area.