The Best Dishes to Try in Da Nang: A Guide to the City’s Cuisine

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Da Nang is one of the most famous tourist cities in Vietnam, attracting millions of visitors from inside and outside the country every year.

Besides the beautiful natural scenery, Da Nang also has many attractive specialties, rich in the Central region’s identity. Here are 6 Da Nang specialties that you can’t miss when you come here!

Banh Xeo

Bánh xèo

Banh Xeo is a popular dish in many regions of Vietnam, but bánh xèo in Da Nang has a difference in ingredients and how to eat it.

Banh Xeo in Da Nang is made from rice flour, coconut milk, fish sauce, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts and fresh herbs. The cake is fried crispy on a pan, then folded and cut into small pieces. Bánh xèo is served with fresh herbs, rice paper and sweet and sour fish sauce dip.

Some famous places selling delicious Banh Xeo in Da Nang:

  • Banh Xeo Da Nang ba Duong: K280/23 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Banh Xeo ba Tinh: K280/14 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Banh Xeo co Muoi: 21 Chau Thi Vinh Te, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
  • Banh Xeo co Ba: 248 – 250 Trưng Nữ Vương, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Pork rice paper roll

Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo

Pork rice paper roll is a simple but delicious dish of Da Nang. This dish consists of boiled or roasted pork, pork skin, fermented pork, fresh herbs and rice paper.

The way to eat is to take a piece of rice paper, put it in a plate with boiling water to soften it, then take it out and wrap it with other ingredients. Pork rice paper roll is served with sweet and sour fish sauce, chili and garlic.

Some famous places to try pork rice paper roll in Da Nang:

  • Tran Restaurant: 4 Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Mau Restaurant: 35 Do Thuc Tinh Street, Cam Le District, Da Nang City
  • Huong Restaurant: 460 2/9 Street, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Dai Loc Nho Restaurant: 27/2 Thai Phien, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Banh beo

Bánh bèo

Banh beo is a traditional dish of the Central region, made from sticky rice flour, coconut milk and dried shrimp. The cake is steamed in small bowls, then sprinkled with some minced dried shrimp, fried shallots and oil.

Banh beo is served with sweet and sour fish sauce and fresh herbs.

Some famous places to try banh beo in Da Nang:

  • Ba Be Beo Cake: 100 Hoang Van Thu, Hai Chau, Danang
  • Quan Tam: 291 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau, Danang
  • Quan Van: 13A Thanh Tinh, Lien Chieu, Danang
  • Quan Tien: 164/1 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Danang

Mi Quang

Mì quảng

Mi Quang is a signature dish of Da Nang, made from rice noodles, broth, pork, shrimp, eggs, fresh vegetables and rice crackers. Mi Quang has many variations such as chicken Mi Quang, frog Mi Quang, snakehead fish Mi Quang…

The way to eat it is to put the noodles in a bowl, pour over the rich broth, then add meat, shrimp, eggs, fresh vegetables and rice crackers. Mi Quang is served with vinegar and chili.

Some famous places to try this:

  • Mi Quang Ba Mua: 40 Ngu Hanh Son and 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong
  • Mi Quang frog Bep Trang: 10 Ha Bong, 441 Ong Ich Khiem, 24 Le Hong Phong, 445 Ong Ich Khiem
  • Mi Quang Bich Da Nang: 1 Dang Dung, Hoa Khanh Bac, Lien Chieu, Da Nang
  • Mi Quang Ba Vi: number 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau

Bun Cha

Bún chả cá

Bun Cha Ca is a delicious and nutritious dish of Da Nang, made from rice vermicelli, fish cakes, broth, fresh vegetables and vinegar.

Fish cakes are made from tuna or snakehead fish minced with spices, then fried and cut into small pieces. The broth is cooked from pork bones and fish along with various vegetables. Bun Cha Ca is served with fresh vegetables such as water spinach, Vietnamese coriander, banana blossom… and vinegar to enhance the flavor.

Some good places to enjoy Bun Cha Ca Da Nang are:

  • Bun Cha Ca Hon: 113/3 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau, Da Nang
    Bun Cha Ca Nguyen Chi Thanh: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau, Da Nang
    Bun Cha Ca ba Lu Da Nang: 319 Hung Vuong, Vinh Trung, Thanh Khe, Da Nang
    Bun Cha Ca ba Phien Da Nang: 63 Le Hong Phong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Bun Mam

Bún mắm

Bun Mam is a rich and attractive dish of Da Nang, made from rice vermicelli, fish sauce mixed with sour and spicy, roasted pork, shrimp paste, dried squid and fresh vegetables.

Fish sauce mixed with sour and spicy is cooked from good fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic and chili. Roasted pork is cut into small pieces and fried crispy. Shrimp paste and dried squid are boiled and shredded.

Bun Mam is served with fresh vegetables such as water spinach, Vietnamese coriander, sawtooth herb… and lemon to relieve the greasiness.

Some good places to try this dish are:

  • Di Lien: 52 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Van: K23/14 Tran Ke Xuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Be Ha: 130 Bui Huu Nghia, Phuoc My, Son Tra
  • Ba Mua: K162/27 Dong Da, Thuan Phuoc, Hai Chau

Da Nang specialties are one of the attractions for tourists when coming to this beautiful coastal city. From simple street food such as banh xeo, rice paper rolls with pork, bun cha ca, bun mam, to luxurious dishes such as rice cake with mixed water, banh beo, wet rice cake with grilled meat, nem lui, mi quang… all have the distinctive flavor of the Central region. Not only delicious, but these dishes also reflect the culture, history and lifestyle of the people here.

To end this article, we would like to introduce some reputable addresses for you to enjoy the best Da Nang specialties. You can visit famous restaurants such as Ba Duong, Ba Vi, Be Man, Co Ly… or high-end restaurants such as Ngon Villa, Madame Lan, Quan An Ngon… to experience the wonderful flavors of Da Nang cuisine. Let’s explore and love Da Nang more through these exquisite and unique dishes!

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