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Best Famous Local Foods in Da Nang

Local foods in Da Nang is the heaven for those passionate about cuisine. From fragrant soups to healthy vegetarian options, the city’s vibrant restaurant and street food scene present a gourmand experience for all tastes. Join us on this culinary journey through one of Vietnam’s most famous local food destinations. These food specialties of Danang are presented in no particular order, as all are a must-try.

1. My Quang - Vietnamese Turmeric Noodle

My Quang is a definitive mix between noodle soup and salad. It includes rice noodles with yellow color from turmeric and a little bone broth. With a reasonable price, travelers will have generous local food with several meat toppings for the taste varying from shrimp, and pork to chicken. Finally, the mix of basil, coriander, and sliced banana flower will add freshness to the bowl. Besides, it is best to add lemon and chili sauce for a sour and spicy kick to tone up the taste of this Danang noodle.

Quang Noodles
My Quang - Vietnamese Turmeric Noodle

 

*Recommended places to eat in Da Nang:

  • My Quang Gao: No.53 Quang Trung Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 7:00am - 10:00pm )
  • My Quang Ba Mua: No.19-21 Tran Binh Trong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm )
  • My Quang Ech Bep Trang: No.441 Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 7:00am - 10:00pm )
  • My Quang Ba Vi: No.166 Le Dinh Duong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 6:30am - 10:00pm )

*Price: VND 15,000 - VND 50,000 (approx. $0.65 - $2.15)

2. Banh xeo - Crispy and Tasty Traditional Pancake

Pancake is a familiar local food to people around the world. However, the native version with a more traditional and distinctive flavor will impress travelers for the first taste. This regional pancake is made from a super-thin and crispy layer of rice flour, turmeric, and coconut milk. Shrimps, beansprouts, pork, mushrooms, and sliced onions are all the stuffing ingredients. It is most noteworthy that it should be served while it comes right out from the pan, hot and crispy.

Banh Xeo Da Nang
Banh xeo - Crispy and Tasty Traditional Pancake

 

*Recommended places to eat in Da Nang:

  • Banh xeo Ba Duong: K280/23 Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 9:30am - 9:00pm )
  • Banh xeo Co Muoi: No.23 Chau Thi Vinh Te Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm )
  • Banh xeo Ba Ngoc: No.228 Dong Da Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm, 3:00pm - 10:00pm )

*Price: VND 35,000 (approx. $1.51)

3. Banh trang cuon thit heo - Sliced pork in rice paper rolls

As its name implies, sliced pork in rice paper rolls, one of the regional cuisine that people should try in Danang, is the combination of tender pork and soft rice paper. Like many other specialties of Vietnam, this local dish comes with many herbs such as basils, corianders, lettuces, and sliced cucumber. Thus, the fat of meat will be balanced with the freshness and the sweet, spicy, sour, and salty fish sauce. For a roll of this ensemble, travelers may need a little bit of finesse.

Banh Trang Thit Heo
Banh trang cuon thit heo - Sliced pork in rice paper rolls

 

*Recommended places to eat in Da Nang:

  • Quan Mau: No.35 Do Thuc Tinh street, Cam Le distric, Da Nang city ( Opening hours: 10:00am - 8:30pm )
  • Quan Ba Huong: No. 460 Duong 2/9 street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city or No.126 Duy Tan street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city ( Opening hours: 10:00am - 9:00pm )
  • Quan Ba Mua: No. 19-21 Tran Binh Trong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm )
  • Cho Con (Con market): Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 7:00am - 11:30pm )

*Price: VND 60,000 - VND 160,000 (approx. $2.58 - $6.89)

4. Banh canh - Thick noodle soup

Thick noodle soup is a traditional noodle soup. This native food is made from tapioca or rice flour, while the soup is prepared with different kinds of ingredients such as ham (banh canh gio heo), snakehead fish (banh canh ca loc), or crab (banh canh cua). This local soup is usually thicker than other Vietnamese soups, and the consistency of the liquid is more similar to a gravy than a brothy soup. The base is typically made from pork bones or sometimes chicken, and it is seasoned with sugar, salt, fish sauce and finely chopped spring onions.

Banh Canh Ca Loc
Banh canh (Thick noodle soup)

 

*Recommended places to eat in Da Nang:

  • Banh Canh Nga: No.193 Dong Da Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm )
  • Banh Canh Thu: No. 22, 78 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm )

*Price: VND 15,000 - VND 33,000 (approx. $0.65 - $1.42)

5. Seafood hotpot

Danang seafood hotpot is a local food that attracts tourists when coming to the city. Travelers will enjoy a steaming seafood hot pot with shrimp, squid, and fish with rich and sweet broth thanks to fresh seafood. The chef has seasoned the spicy flavors of chili, star fruit, tomato, sesame with lemongrass, and fragrant ginger to make this native hot pot extremely attractive. Coming to Da Nang, tourists are able to find many seafood hotpot restaurants but people should consider Pham Van Dong street or along My Khe beach to enjoy a seafood hotpot that is both delicious and inexpensive.

Seafood Hotpot
Danang Seafood hotpot

 

*Recommended places to eat in Da Nang:

  • Quan Nam Danh: No.K139/H59/38 Tran Quang Khai Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City ( Opening hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm )
  • Pham Van Dong Street or along My Khe beach.

 *Price: VND 45,000 - VND 300,000 (approx. $1.94 - $12.91)

 

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