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17 BEST Danang Cuisines, and Where to eat
Enjoying the beautiful sunshine on the beaches and making a list to explore delicious Danang cuisines is something you should not miss when visiting this city. It will be a big mistake if you do not enjoy all of the diversity and rich cuisines here. Let’s explore with Enouvo Space Top 17 delicious Da Nang cuisines you must try!
Delicious Danang cuisines that fill you up
Are you wondering what to choose for your main meals? Don’t worry, Enouvo Space will reveal to you a list of delicious Da Nang cuisine that help you not only get full of energy but also make you “addicted” to those foods!
1. Quang Noodle
Top 1 in the list of Danang cuisines is Quang noodles. It is said that if you have never eaten Quang noodle, you have never been to Danang – Quang Nam. Quang noodle is always the pride of the people here. The noodles are big and thick, made from pure rice flour. The broth is just enough to soak up the noodles, not as full as “Pho” or “Bun”. You can enjoy different types of Quang noodles from shrimp, meat with boiled quail eggs, chicken, fish, or even frogs. As a rustic dish, when eating Quang noodle, you need to eat it with raw vegetables such as sliced banana flowers, mint leaves, young cabbage, etc. Especially, to increase the flavor, a few noodle stores will serve crispy sesame rice paper and roasted peanuts. Fresh noodles mixed with all flavors of meat, shrimp, eggs, fragrant peanuts, and crispy rice paper in your mouth, will surely make you always remember this dish.
Quang noodle is not only a favorite breakfast but also a good meal for the lunch and dinner of the people here. So it’s not difficult to find a popular noodle shop on the streets of Danang. Some noodle shops where you can go and enjoy this dish:
Ba Mua Quang Noodles: 19 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Ba Vi Quang Noodles: 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Quang Frog Noodles – Bep Trang: 6 Le Hong Phong, Hai Chau District, Danang
2. Vietnamese rice pancake rolls with pork
Vietnamese rice pancake rolls with pork is a famous specialty of Danang. With simple ingredients and processing, this dish can satisfy any guest no matter how fastidious he/she is. The piece of pork must be bacon, both lean and fat, medium-boiled, and sliced very thin. With the rice papers, we must choose the type that is not broken when we wrap the pork. Raw vegetables such as perilla, lettuce, basil or lettuce, etc. and sliced fruits such as green bananas and cucumbers can enhance the flavor. Finally, the most important ingredient, which determines the quality of the dish, is the dipping sauce. It is the fresh fish sauce extracted from anchovies, the sauce can be mixed with lemon, chili, garlic and sugar to create a unique taste.
Some places that you can try this cuisine:
Ba Huong rice pancake rolls with pork: 460 2/9 street, Hai Chau District, Danang
Ba Mua rice pancake rolls with pork: 93 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau District, Danang
Que Xua rice pancake rolls with pork: 65 Nui Thanh, Hai Chau District, Danang
One of the “vedettes” in the list of delicious Da Nang cuisine is fresh seafood. Enjoying the afternoon with a cold beer and a delicious plate of seafood in the cool breeze seems to have become a habit of people in this beautiful coastal city. The seafood here is very diverse from fish, shrimp, squid, to clams, oysters, snails, etc. and they can be processed into many dishes. Almost all food stores and restaurants in Danang sell fresh seafood for diners to choose from, so you don’t have to worry about its freshness. With an abundant supply of seafood and the rapid development of the tourism industry, seafood stores and restaurants appear almost all around the city. There are some streets in Danang that are famous for seafood restaurants like Vo Nguyen Giap, Nguyen Tat Thanh or Pham Van Dong.
Here are some good places that you can try seafood:
Nam Danh Seafood: K139/H59/38 Tran Quang Khai, Son Tra District, Danang
Chau Nga Seafood: 21 Nai Tu 2, Son Tra District, Danang
My Hanh Seafood: 18 Vo Nguyen Giap, Phuoc My, Son Tra District, Danang
Be Man Seafood: Lot 8 Vo Nguyen Giap, Son Tra District, Danang
4. Bun Mam Nem
Another delicious Danang cuisines that is not too fussy with ingredients is “Bun Mam Nem”. It includes: noodles, boiled or roasted pork, peanuts, young jackfruit, some spices and most importantly “mam nem” . To enhance the taste, we use some fresh vegetables such as lettuce, basil, cucumber, etc. When you eat, the noodle bowl will be served with all the ingredients arranged inside, and a small bowl of “mam nem” and a small bowl of oil, so you can add the right amount of “mam nem”, some chili or lemon to fit with your taste. In Danang, locals consider this a main dish of the day, which can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a brunch in the afternoon, and you can easily find it anywhere in this city.
Some Bun Mam Nem store that Enouvo Space thinks you should not miss:
Fish sauce noodles Ngoc Danang: 20 Doan Thi Diem, Hai Chau, Danang
Van fish sauce noodles: 23/14 Tran Ke Xuong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Thuyen fish sauce noodles: K424/03 Le Duan, Thanh Khe District, Danang
5. Fishball noodles
The next name in the list of delicious Da Nang cuisine that Enouvo Space wants to recommend is Bun Cha Ca. Fish balls are made from fresh fish and a little shredded fatty meat, they can be fried or steamed. Sometimes, some stores will use crab meat and minced pork. The dish is usually served with raw vegetables, pickled onions, crushed garlic, and chili. The fatty and crispy taste of the fish ball, and the unique sweet and sour taste of the broth, mix with a special sauce – “mam ruoc” can easily captivate diners from the first taste
You can try good fishball noodles in the following stores:
Ba Hoa fishball noodles: 27 Le Hong Phong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Thuy fishball noodles: 236 Hai Phong, Thanh Khe District, Danang
6. Vietnamese Pancakes – Banh Xeo
Banh Xeo is a very familiar rustic cuisine and a representative of Vietnam’s street food. Banh Xeo can be found in many regions when you travel along with this S country, but the Banh Xeo made by the Central region’s people is very different. It has a unique, unmistakable taste and still retains its original flavor since its appearance. The simplicity of the pancake is also reflected in the way people name it. When flour is put into the frying pan, the sound “sizzling – Xeo” is created. And that sound was used to give the name for this dish. This pancake has a crispy crust outside, wrapping sliced pork, shrimp and some bean sprouts inside. When you eat, you will use rice paper to roll the pancake with raw vegetables and dip it into a special sauce made from pork liver, minced pork, roasted peanuts, and sesame.
Some great Banh Xeo food stores you should try:
Nam Hien Banh Xeo: 46 Phan Thanh, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Ba Duong Banh Xeo: K280/23 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District, Danang
Co Ba Banh Xeo: 248 Trung Nu Vuong, Hai Chau District, Danang
7. Bun thit nuong & Nem lui
“Bun thit nuong” and “Nem ui” are two indispensable names in the list of special Danang cuisines. Unlike the noodle bowls of the North or the South of Vietnam, the bowl of “Bun thit nuong” does not have a full of broth in the bowl, instead it uses a thick sauce that smells like peanuts. The grilled meat is well marinated and the taste is impeccable. Nem lui are made from pureed lean pork, and the meat must be grilled on fiery red coals to make it to be cooked evenly, not burnt. This dish is also rolled with rice paper and raw vegetables, bean sprouts, and pickles so that diners can enjoy the full flavor of the dish without getting bored.
Usually, food stores in Danang will serve both “Bun Thit Nuong” and “Nem Lui”. So you can absolutely enjoy these two specialties at the same place.
Some addresses that you can try these foods:
Ba Hong Nem Lui food store: 84 Le Do, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Ba Trai food store: 194 Dong Da, Hai Chau District, Danang
Banh Xeo, Nem Lui Pham Cu Luong: 59 Pham Cu Luong, Son Tra District, Danang
8. Banh Canh Ruong
A rustic cuisine that sounds very strange and you can only find it in Danang – “Banh Canh Ruong”. It has such a name because since its appearance this food is sold on the field, not in the house or on the street sidewalk (“Banh Canh – a type of noodles” “Ruong – field”). As Danang city develops, these “Banh Canh Ruong” stores have moved into houses, but it still retains the name and its original quality and taste. The specialty of this noodle is that the toppings are served in a separate bowl including shrimp, fish, egg, spring rolls, and spring rolls. In which fish is the most wonderful topping, fish meat is removed from the bone, then it is braised to make a sweet and sour taste. The food is quite cheap, so it is attractive to students, office workers.
Some famous “Banh Canh Ruong” that you can try:
Co Cuc Banh Canh Ruong: Nai Hien Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Danang (This is the first Banh Canh Ruong store, it’s very popular with local people)
Phuong Banh Canh Ruong: 47 Ha Thi Than, Son Tra District, Danang
9. Cau Mong Rare Veal
If you have an opportunity to enjoy Cau Mong Rare Veal, you will surely stick to the taste of this dish. Its special taste comes from the family roasted technique of each chef. When setting the fire, it should be just right enough so that the meat does not burn. The meat is neither too raw nor too cooked, keeping the pink color of the veal. When cutting the meat out you should see two layers of cooked and medium-rare meat clearly, while the skin is transparent and crispy just right. Cau Mong rare veal must be used with all kinds of raw vegetables, rolled within rice paper, and must be dipped with fish sauce.
Some good stores that you should try
Ro Cau Mong Rare Veal: 8 Bac Son, Cam Le District, Danang
Kim Chi Cau Mong Rare Veal: 490 Trung Nu Vuong, Hai Chau District, Danang
The favorite street food in Danang
Enjoy the diversity of Danang cuisines with the following street food
1. Baked rice paper – Banh trang nuong
Speaking of famous snacks in Danang, we have to mention the “Banh trang nuong”. This food consists of a layer of rice paper that is baked to a crispy crust and the filling is sprinkled on top of the rice paper. The fillings are diverse such as dried beef, sausage, pate, or quail eggs. This dish can also be modified into different styles like rolling the rice paper with fillings. This a a street food that is worth your while.
Check out these great stores:
Di Hoang Banh trang nuong : K142/46/09 Dien Bien Phu, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Di Hoa Banh trang nuong: 62A/2A, Nui Thanh, Hai Chau District, Danang
Trung Nu Vuong Banh trang nuong: K168/7 Trung Nu Vuong, Hai Chau, Danang
2. Mixed jackfruit
Another street specialty of Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai is mixed jackfruit. A simple dish consisting of boiled young jackfruit which is torn, chopped and mixed with pork, white shrimp and sliced pork skin. In addition to increasing flavor and attractiveness to the food, we often add roasted peanuts, fried onions, a little laksa leaves and sweet and sour fish sauce. We usually use sesame rice paper while eating this food.
You can try this cuisine here:
Di Anh Mixed jackfruit: 34 Pham Van Nghi, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Mixed jackfruit at Bac My An market: group 43, area B, Bac My An market, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang
3. Smashing rice paper – Banh Dap
“Banh Dap”, also known as “Banh Chap”, is a popular snack of the people here. The name “Banh Dap” means you have to smash before eating (“Dap – smash”). This snack is a perfect combination between baked rice paper and wet rice paper. One side is grilled rice paper and the other half is wet rice paper spread with oil and fried onion, green bean puree. This food can be served with boiled or grilled pork or shrimp.
Try these smashing rice paper here
Van smashing rice paper: 47 Do Quang, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Ba Tu smashing rice paper: 354 Le Duan, Hai Chau District, Danang
Co Lien smashing rice paper: 18/26 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Son Tra District, Danang
4. Banh Can
Banh Can of Danang is a completely different version of Banh Can of Da Lat. It is no longer a thick, soft white snack, but a golden fried, thin and crispy snack with a quail egg inside. This cuisine is sold by plate, each plate will usually have 6 pieces, served with sweet and sour fish sauce, raw vegetables and some pickled papaya.
Thuy Banh Can: 154 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hai Chau District, Danang
Loan Nguyen Banh Can: 274 Hai Phong, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Banh Can store on Cu Chinh Lan street: 01 Cu Chinh Lan street, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Specialties as gifts from Danang
If you travel to Danang and do not know what gifts to buy for family and friends, then take a look at these Danang specialties below.
1. Cha Bo
This is a famous specialty of Danang and it is always a cuisine that people use to treat guests on special holidays and Tet. The food is made from fresh beef which has removed the tendons, then pureed, and marinated with different spices and wrapped in banana leaves. When enjoying the dish, you will feel the light smell of vegetables mixed in the attractive pink patties, the aftertaste of each piece on the tip of the tongue will leave an unforgettable feeling.
Famous “Cha Bo” stores
Ngoc Bich Beef Rolls: K47/H42/30 Huynh Ngoc Hue, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Thanh Nhan Beef Rolls: 54 Ong Ich Khiem, Hai Chau District, Danang
Co Hue Beef Rolls: 30/6 Ton Duc Thang, Lien Chieu District, Danang
Tre is another speciality that you can only find in Danang. the food that is very popular with people here during holidays and Tet. Besides, Tre is also chosen by many tourists as a gift to bring back when they have the opportunity to visit this city. It looks very similar to other types of spring rolls, but Tre Danang has a unique flavor that is unmistakable. This food is made from ingredients such as pork ears, pork skin, lean pork, beef, garlic, galangal, and quality anchovy fish sauce. Tre will be packed with banana leaves, and guava leaves inside and fermented for 2 to 3 days.
Check out these addresses:
Tre Ba De: 81 Hai Phong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Tre Co Le: 53 Hai Phong, Hai Chau District, Danang
3. Ba Lieu Sesame dried cake
Sesame dried cake has appeared for over 50 years and it’s a favourite souvenir of tourists coming to Danang. This speciality is made from rice flour, glutinous rice flour, sesame, sugar and crushed fresh ginger. To make a batch of dry sesame cakes, it has to go through many different stages. In the past, sesame dry cakes were also called seven-fire cakes, because the processing stage had to go through the fire seven times. A snack of crispy sesame dry cake melting in the mouth and enjoying it with a cup of tea will be a great choice.
You can buy this special food at this address:
Ba Lieu Sesame dry cake: 200/1 Ong Ich Duong, Cam Le District, Danang
4. Dried seafood
Danang is known as a coastal city, so it is obvious to say that Danang is the paradise of famous dried seafood dishes. Visitors coming to Danang will find specialties of dried seafood at food markets, specialty supermarkets and dried seafood areas near the market. In Danang, you can easily find dried squid, braised squid, dried fish, dried shrimp,etc to bring home as gifts for relatives and friends.
We recommend these two markets as they are right in the center of Danang, and they have a lot of types of dried seafood you can choose:
Han Market: 119 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Danang
Con Market: 290 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau District, Danang
Above is the list of delicious Danang cuisines that you should not miss, when you visit this city.
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