The best Da Nang dishes utilise fresh seafood and various cuts of meat (and organs for the most adventurous of diners) as well as local herbs and greens, resulting in a myriad of colours and flavours that you won’t get anywhere else. As one of the most underrated cities in Vietnam, Da Nang offers a wide range of inexpensive yet unique dining options.
Great for backpackers or fuss-free travellers, a noodle or rice dish is priced between VND 10,000 and 30,000 VND, while barbecued delicacies cost about VND 30,000 onwards. The best thing about Da Nang dishes is that they are often made to order, so you can easily customise them according to your preference. Therefore, no trip to Da Nang is complete without trying out at least one of these must-try dishes in Da Nang. Vietnam Shore Excursions would like to share with you the top 10 Da Nang dishes, hopefully, you will have a great time with your family to make your holiday.
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Top 10 Da Nang Dishes
Sliced Pork Rolled with Rice Paper
Sliced pork rolled with rice paper is one of Da Nang dishes. It is a combination of fresh ingredients such as belly pork, fresh vegetables, slices of cucumber and green bananas. All things are wrapped in soft rice paper and eaten with dipping sauce. This dish is famous because of carefully selected ingredients, which makes perfect taste.
A trip to Da Nang is not complete without eating My Quang, special Da Nang dishes. My quang or Quang noodle is made from rice flour and cut into long-line pieces. The broth can be made from chicken, shrimp, crab, fish, pork or beef bone. Therefore you can order many versions of My Quang. Mi Quang is served with lime, green chilies and rice crackers, which enhance its taste.
Da Nang is situated right on the coast of the South Vietnam Sea, which means seafood features majorly in Vietnamese cuisine. Traveling to Da Nang allows you to sample the most mouth-watering fresh seafood such as Grilled mussels with a tasty sauce and peanuts, Steamed clams, Baby squid fried in fish sauce, Prawn and scallion in sweet and tangy sauce, Grilling spicy prawns, Fried battered fish, Crab in a tangy brown sauce. This food is also a highlight of Da Nang dishes.
Grilled Fish Cake Noodle
The noodle is one of the signature dishes of Da Nang Cuisine. Grilled fish cake made from many kinds of fresh fish including lizardfish, barracuda and mackerel. The broth is cooked with various kinds of vegetables such as pumpkin, cabbage, pineapple, tomato and dried bamboo shoots, which makes it very tasty and healthy. The amazing mixture of the various flavours really gives a delicious taste.
Vietnamese pancake is one of Da Nang dishes. It is made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. In Da Nang, it is often wrapped in fresh rice paper with a sausage (nem lui) and then dipped in special sauce. It’s great food for a cool or rainy afternoon!
Another must try Da Nang dish is Bun Man. This noodle soup is a favorite food of locals. Bun mam is made of vermicelli, pork or roasted pork, vegetables, unripe papaya, peanuts and, of course, anchovy fish sauce. The burst of flavors in the palate when sipping the soup is to die for. As the name suggests, the exquisiteness of this dish depends mostly on its anchovy fish sauce.
Banh Canh Ca Loc
Banh canh Ca Loc is a popular dish in the center of Viet Nam. This Vietnamese noodle is made from tapioca flour or a mixture of rice and tapioca flour. The soup base (broth) can be cooked from pork, crab, fish, and the toppings can be with fish cake, mushroom, Vietnamese ham, shrimp balls, etc. Nowadays, it is not only a famous street food but also the local speciality
Banh Nam Loc
Banh namloc includes 3 kinds of Banh: banh beo (rice flour cake flavoured with ground shrimp), banh nam (flat rice flour dumpling) and banh loc (rice dumpling cake wrapped in banana leaves). These 3 foods are served with different special fish sauce.
Cao Lau and Da Nang Chicken Rice
Cao Lau is a specialty of Hoi An made with noodles, pork, and local greens. There are many variations of this dish in Hoi An using different ingredients, sometimes topped with fried pork rind, peanuts, rice crackers, and/or scallions; and sometimes served with lime or chili jam.
Da Nang Chicken Rice is made from 4 elements: rice, chicken, sauce, and acidity. Chicken is torn into smaller pieces and mixed with herbs, lemon juice, salt, ginger, sliced onions and chili.
Che is traditional Vietnamese sweet dessert soup or pudding. Varieties of Che are made with mung beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, tapioca, jelly (clear or grass), fruit (longan,mango, durian, lychee or jackfruit), and coconut cream. It’s great snack food to escape the heat of the bustling city on a hot day. Therefore you should add Che to your list of Da Nang Dishes.
We hope with our article about Da Nang Dishes, you will have a great reference for the must-eat food in Da Nang and we wish you a great time in the beautiful coastal city.