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Best Food In Nha Trang You Should Try

After tasting delicious food in Da Lat - the dreamy city, visitors can travel about 140 km to experience the best food in Nha Trang - the coastal city. Well known for clean beaches and beautiful eco-tourism sites and islands, Nha Trang is also famous for its cheap and delicious cuisine. While the city has amazing 5-star hotels with luxurious restaurants to boot, tourists are able to experience the best Nha Trang foods in more local and inevitably delicious places in town. 

1. Goi Ca Mai (White Sardine Salad)

White Sardine Salad

This is a typical Nha Trang dish that is served in many restaurants. The principal ingredient of this dish is white sardine freshly caught from the sea. Tamarind, lime, or sour star fruit will be used to extract the fish bone and remove the fishy odor. After being turned ivory-white or gray, the fish meat will be mixed with “thính” (very thin sliced pork skin with smashed peanut), sliced onion, and ginger, herbs. To enjoy this famous specialty food in Nha Trang, wrap white sardine salad in rice paper and mix green leaves, herbs, sour star fruit, and green banana. Then dip it in the sauce made of fish bone stock and mix it with minced meat, chili, lemon milk, and garlic.

*Recommended places to eat in Nha Trang:

  • Goi ca mai Co Hang
    Address: No. 133 Thap Ba Street, Vinh Tho Ward, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: All-day

  • Nha Hang Vuon Xoai
    Address: No.94 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 9:00 - 23:00

2. Banh Xeo Muc (Squid Pancakes)

Squid Pancakes

Squid pancakes in the city are similar to pancakes in Saigon but smaller and crisper. This top dish to try in Nha Trang includes fresh squid and shrimp beside the commonly required ingredients. In all restaurants, the squids are fresh and taken directly from the wharf and then washed and cooked immediately. After a while, the ink within the squid bursts and blends. Having squid pancakes with fresh vegetables and deliciously spicy fish sauce will bring travelers a flavor of one of the best foods in Nha Trang that is hard to forget.

*Recommended places to eat in Nha Trang:

  • Banh xeo 31
    Address: No.31 Ngo Duc Ke Street, Tan Lap Ward, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 15:00 - 22:00

  • Banh xeo 10A 
    Address: No.10A Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 8:30 - 21:00

  • Banh xeo cha muc tom
    Address: No. 51 Ton That Tung Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 15:00 - 23:00

    *Price: VND 5,000 - VND 50,000 (approx. $0.21 - $2.15)

3. Bun Sua (Jellyfish Vermicelli)

Jellyfish Vermicelli

Jellyfish vermicelli is a delicacy that contributes to Nha Trang's culinary pride. The jellyfish caught by fishermen offshore is the principal ingredient in this best food in Nha Trang. The rich broth made from fish and other seafood ingredients draws tourists to enjoy jellyfish vermicelli. Aside from the thick and crunchy white jellyfish pieces, visitors can also add steamed and fried fish cakes, fresh onions, chili, and herbs. The jellyfish vermicelli bow is tasty, sweet, and not fishy, which is the taste of the sea travelers will remember for a long period of time after eating this must-try dish.

*Recommended places to eat in Nha Trang:

  • Bun ca sua Han Thuyen
    Address: No. 24 Han Thuyen Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 7:00 - 21:00

  • Dam Market
    Address: Ly Quoc Su Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 5:00 - 17:00

  • Bun ca sua Nguyen Loan
    Address: No.123 Ngo Gia Tu Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 5:00 - 22:30

*Price: VND 15,000 - VND 39,000 (approx. $0.64 - $1.67)

4. Nem Nuong Nha Trang (Nha Trang Grilled Pork Sticks)

Nha Trang Grilled Pork Sticks

When asking what to eat in Nha Trang, we definitely can not neglect grilled fermented pork rolls. This best food includes 2 types, which are nem chua (fermented pork) and nem nuong (grilled pork). Nem nuong is made from pork ground till it is smooth while nem chua is made from the thigh and skin of a pig, which are marinated in special spices then rolled in gooseberry leaf and wrapped by banana leaf. Because the process of making this amazing dish is completely handmade and natural in 3 days, Nha Trang grilled pork sticks are soft, sticky, and tasty. People can try Nha Trang grilled pork sticks with vegetables, rice paper and special sauce to reach the most delicious taste of this best food.

*Recommended places to eat in Nha Trang:

  • Quan nem nuong Dang Vang Quyen
    Address: No. 16A Lan Ong Street or No.02 – 04 Phan Boi Chau Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 5:00 - 22:30

  • Quan nem nuong Vu Thanh An
    Address: No. 15 Le Loi Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:30

  • Quan nem nuong ba Sau
    Address: No.02 To Vinh Dien Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 13:00 - 22:00

5. Banh Can (Mini Pancakes)

Mini Pancakes baked on a special mold 

Mini pancake is quite popular and appears in many famous cuisines in Vietnam such as Da Nang cuisine and Da Lat cuisine. However, Nha Trang mini pancake has been processed in a new way with its own unique flavor that can only be found in this coastal city. This food has a round shape quite similar to the South’s pancake, but it is baked on a special mold so the crust is soft and does not cause boredom by grease. The perfect combination of the aroma of rice flour, the fat of eggs and the freshness of shrimp, squid, and minced meat has made the name of this best dish. Nha Trang specialty pancakes will be more flavourful when served with onion fat, shredded sour mango, herbs and dipping sauces such as garlic sauce, shumai or fish sauce.

*Recommended places to eat in Nha Trang:

  • Banh can Le Thanh Ton Nha Trang
    Address: No.19 Le Thanh Ton Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 6:00 - 10:00

  • Banh can so 48 Nha Trang
    Address: No.48 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Nha Trang City.
    Opening hours: 6:00 - 12:00

*Price: VND 10,000 - VND 50,000 (approx. $0.43 - $2.15)

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