Da Nang is a seaport city in central Vietnam, and Da Nang local foods are a mix of traditional Vietnamese dishes with influences of both Chinese and French cuisine. Some of the most popular food in this busy city include Banh Xèo (Vietnamese crepes made with pork and shrimp), My Quang (a turmeric-based noodle soup), and noodles.
Da nang seafood is also a staple in the city, with many dishes such as grilled fish with lemongrass, steamed crab with tamarind sauce, and spicy fried squid… Da Nang is also known for its street food, with popular dishes including Banh Trang Thit Heo (Rice paper rolls), Bánh Mì (Bread), and Phở (Vietnamese noodle soup), and some kinds of food as our recommendations below.
These are our suggestions for Da Nang local foods and some good restaurant
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I. DA NANG LOCAL FOODS
1. Mì Quảng – Vietnamese turmeric noodles
A noodle with a unique combination of a few flavors, Mi Quang is made with pork, shrimp, and quail eggs or chicken eggs, the noodles made from rice are a steamed combination of herbs and spices.
Mi Quang is a traditional food in Da Nang and Hoi An, a noodle dish cooked with turmeric-flavored broth, boiled water, and then poured into a bowl of broth, along with a splash of fish sauce, garlic, and other seasonings. Mi Quang is served with toppings such as shrimp, pork, herbs, peanuts, and dried paper rice. Mi Quang is eaten as a popular breakfast dish in Da Nang and Hoi An, and is used as the main food for lunch or dinner.
How is the menu?
- Mỳ Quảng Gà – My Quang Chicken: Remember that Vietnamese
- Mỳ Quảng Cá – My Quang with cat fish
- Mỳ Quảng Tôm Thịt – My Quang with Shirmp and Pork
- Mỳ Quảng Bò – My Quang with Beef
- Mỳ Quảng Lươn – My Quang with Eel
- Mỳ Quảng Ếch – My Quang with Frog: The frog skin is usually deep-fried, and the meat is cut into small pieces and added to the stir-fry with soup. This dish is a beloved favorite among Vietnamese people.
- Mỳ Quảng Thập Cẩm – A special or large dish if you wanna try all things above – a mix of pork, shrimp, eggs, and Beef
You also chose to eat with egg or not (Trứng means Eggs), some restaurants have quail eggs or chicken eggs. It is an option and you can pay more 5.000 per chicken egg
Where to eat Mi Quang in Da Nang?
- Bếp Trang – 441 Ông Ích Khiêm Str: https://goo.gl/maps/3Mm6t7JxGy64xDAd9
- Mỳ Quảng Bà Mua – 95A Nguyễn Tri Phương near Da Nang international airport: https://goo.gl/maps/Ct24wtKgSThuUEoTA
- Mỳ Quảng Hương Quê – 78 Phan Thanh Str: https://goo.gl/maps/A3aL4jzqgB7u2hb26
- Mỳ Quảng Phú Chiêm – 296 Hải Phòng Str near Da Nang station: https://goo.gl/maps/Nu8ijwwj8zdo5TVb6
- Mi Quang Ba Vị – 166 Lê Đình Dương Str: https://goo.gl/maps/uH7UTpye6FZf9zu6A
2. Cơm Gà – Chicken Rice
Another popular dish of Da Nang local foods is Com Ga (chicken rice). The dish consists of boiled chicken, rice, and a variety of herbs and spices, including onion, all served on a bed of lettuce. You will have a small soup with chopped scallions and cilantro.
Another version is fry chicken is usually fried in a combination of soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and garlic.
The dish is served with a side of pickled carrots, daikon, and cucumbers.
The rice is cooked with chicken broth and herbs, it is also the secret of cooking, and therefore the rice has yellow colors. The herbs and spices may vary, but typically include turmeric, chilies, lemongrass, and ginger.
Where to eat Com Ga – Chicken rice in Da Nang?
- Cơm Gà Gia Vĩnh – 241 Hải Phòng Str: https://goo.gl/maps/ZrYamkkkvDE7teA76
- Cơm Gà Quê Hương – 169 Văn Tiến Dũng Str: https://goo.gl/maps/7spxa6TmXjrELqpU7
- Cơm gà 99 – 99 Nguyễn Hàng str: https://goo.gl/maps/ERzitrpYJdMRYZEk7
- Cơm Gà Long Ký – 23 Lê Văn Hiến Str: https://goo.gl/maps/R38zzKQVDPvowPr2A
- Cơm Gà Ngũ Vị – 142 Lê Đình Dương Str: https://goo.gl/maps/Qb66iyzm89jiyNRQA
3. Bánh Tráng Kẹp
A unique local snack, Banh Trang Nuong Kep is a flat rice paper with a variety of toppings, including deep-fried beef, grilled pork, shrimp, scallions, and peanuts, quail eggs. The rice paper is first dipped in a sauce made of fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice before being grilled over charcoal. The result is a crispy and crunchy snack that pairs well with a cold beer.
Where to eat Banh Trang Kep in Da Nang?
- An Thượng night market: https://goo.gl/maps/rXXuEJKAUw1GRMXN9
- Son Tra Night market: https://goo.gl/maps/HTZWUKBxV6geqBhS7
- Hellio Cuisine Street: https://goo.gl/maps/oAYJcXL3eyD72LT9A
- Le Duan night Market – Near Da Nang station: https://goo.gl/maps/Y1zPWf2szZ2EhjQ4A
4. Bún Thịt Nướng – Vermicelli noodles with grilled pork
Bún thịt nướng is a popular Vietnamese dish made with vermicelli noodles and grilled pork. The pork is usually marinated in a fish sauce-based relish and grilled until it is caramelized and slightly charred. The noodles are served cold and topped with fresh herbs, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, pickled carrots, and papaya.
The pork is then added to the bowl with a spicy-sweet-sour relish. This dish is usually served with a side of Nước Chấm (fish sauce-based dipping sauce) or Nước lèo (peanut broth)
Where to eat Bun Thit Nuong in Da Nang?
- Bun Thit Nuong Kim Anh – 63 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng: https://goo.gl/maps/UhvbwuvSgE54fC5H6
- Bun Thit Nuong Phú Hồng – 19 Yên Bái Str: https://goo.gl/maps/7ZkF2iFvUFWNthLg8
- Mr Bánh Xèo – Bún Thịt Nướng Nem Lụi – 89A Trưng Nữ Vương Str: https://goo.gl/maps/PbmpvWR2dbvKDAU59
- Bún thịt nướng Nga – 191 Đ. Trần Phú Str: https://goo.gl/maps/pKhDiGPxheosPPhe9
5. Bún Chả Cá – Grilled chopped fish noodle soup
Bun cha ca (fishcake noodle soup) is popular with seafood lovers due to its generous chunks of grilled fishcakes, green onions, beansprouts, mint leaves, and fine rice vermicelli noodles. Using a choice of mackerel, barracuda, or lizardfish, the meat is marinated with garlic, pepper, salt, and chili before it’s kneaded into small pieces and then grilled until fully cooked.
A tasty rice dish, Com Tam is served with grilled pork, shredded pork, and shrimp, and topped with a special sweet-and-sour sauce.
Where to eat Bun Cha Ca?
- Bún chả cá Bà Lữ – 319 Hùng Vương Str: https://goo.gl/maps/9HcCrBNnca4wGWXE7
- Bún chả cá 109 – 109 Nguyễn Chí Thanh Str: https://goo.gl/maps/UpsTCguUQp1sTSBY9
- Hờn Fishcake Noodle Soup – 113/3 Nguyễn Chí Thanh: https://goo.gl/maps/y8Csq1bFeRFwe5FJ9
- Bún Chả Cá Hoàng Anh – 242 Hoàng Diệu Str: https://goo.gl/maps/Zn5SX9uMWhEb7ViX7
6. Bánh Xèo – PanCakes
Fried pancakes – this is a traditional crepe made from a combination of rice flour, turmeric, and coconut milk, Banh Xeo is stuffed with pork, shrimp, and mushrooms. The crepe is pan-fried in a savory sauce until it is crispy and golden brown. It is often served with fresh lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables, and dipped in a sweet and sour fish sauce.
Where to eat Bánh Xèo – PanCakes in Da Nang?
- Quán Bánh Xèo Miền Trung Bà Tình | Q, 14 Hoàng Diệu Str: https://goo.gl/maps/7Bx5Ub3KdZ491N4g8
- Bánh xèo Cô Sự | 129 Hồ Nguyên Trừng Str: https://goo.gl/maps/yHHLjAm9y4nnxwDDA
- Bánh Xèo Bà Nhỏ | Hẻm 464 Trưng Nữ Vương Str: https://goo.gl/maps/jemN8L48EZvQALTG6
- Bánh Xèo Bà Dưỡng | 280/23 Hoàng Diệu: https://goo.gl/maps/F2aB8arGJmyLssCW6
- Ẩm Thực Năm Hiền – Bánh Xèo Tôm Nhảy | 46 Phan Thanh Str: https://goo.gl/maps/Htqon8erEhobXESU7
7. Gỏi cá trích Nam Ô – Herring fish salad Nam O distric
This is a popular dish from Da nang city. It is made from fresh small fish fillets mixed with a variety of herbs, spices, and fish sauce, sesame. Nam O fish salad is usually served as an appetizer or side dish and often topped with a flavorful dressing. The fish is usually seasoned with garlic, lemongrass, chili peppers, and fish sauce, and the vegetables can include forest vegetables.
Where to eat Gỏi cá trích Nam Ô in Da Nang?
- Gỏi cá Nam Ô A. Sinh | 130 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Str: https://goo.gl/maps/VMjNBt5sQqdgBRvo8
- Gỏi Cá Miền Trung – Chuyên Gỏi Cá Đà Nẵng | 28 Nguyễn Phong Sắc Str: https://goo.gl/maps/vWSRVi8QizqqP7fH8
- Quán Gỏi Cá Vinh | 960 Nguyễn Lương Bằng Str: https://goo.gl/maps/XxwoCN9CeyWhPTzN8
- Mười Rau Quán | 99 Lê Thanh Nghị Str: https://goo.gl/maps/6bygeLHbnQDuw9ma8
8 Bánh Tráng Thịt Heo – Ricepaper roll with pork
Rice Paper roll pork is a Da Nang – Quang Nam dish made with thin strips of pork belly boiled or fried the skin. The pork is wrapped in rice paper with vegetables, and herbal. The pork is usually served with a dipping fish sauce. This dish is often served as an appetizer or main course.
II. TRAVEL GUIDE
These Da Nang local foods and the local restaurants are recommended by Hura Cars team (non-sponsor), we tried it and it was good, and they also have a kitchen area, and restroom, which has prices on the menu. Maybe, another vendor in the street or street food is more delicious but whether or not it is worth eating street food depends on the person and their risk tolerance.
Some people may enjoy the convenience, affordability, and variety of street food. Others may be concerned about food safety or hygiene. It is ultimately up to the individual to weigh the pros and cons of eating street food.
These are some questions that were asked by our customers about Da Nang food or Vietnam Street food.
- Should I eat street food in Vietnam?
It is generally safe to eat street food in Vietnam. As long as you take the same precautions you would take when eating any food outside of your home, you should be fine. Be sure to look for signs of freshness and cleanliness, and ask that the food is cooked in front of you.
- Why is street food so popular in Vietnam?
Street food is so popular in Vietnam because it is convenient, inexpensive, and offers a wide variety of flavors. Street food is an integral part of Vietnamese culture and is considered to be an essential part of daily life. Vietnamese street food is also known for its freshness and quality, as many vendors make their dishes from scratch and use locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, street food is a great way for locals to socialize, as it is often eaten on the streets or in public places.
- How is food so cheap in Vietnam?
Food in Vietnam is generally inexpensive due to a variety of factors. The country has a large agricultural sector that produces a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other food items, and the abundance of these products helps to keep prices low. Additionally, the cost of labor in Vietnam is relatively low, which also helps keep prices down. and they don’t pay anything to rent a house/ restaurant.
Price is also different between big cities and small towns. Example: You can buy 1 Bánh Mỳ (Bread) in Ha Noi is 25-35.000 vnd but in Hue city or Hoi An, it costs 10-20.000 vnd.
The average cost for 1 dish of food is 25.000 vnd ~ 1 usd
- Make sure to check the cleanliness of the street food stall before buying anything. Ensure that the food is cooked in a clean environment and the utensils used are clean.
- Ensure that the food is cooked properly and the ingredients used are fresh.
- Avoid street food stalls that are crowded or have a lot of flies around. This could indicate that the food is not being kept at a safe temperature.
- Make sure to drink bottled water instead of tap water and avoid drinks with ice.
- Be mindful of food allergies and dietary restrictions. You can ask the cook what is made from.
Generally, Whether or not it is worth eating street food depends on the person and their risk tolerance.
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