6 local food in Da Nang City to taste

Da Nang has different local food that is famous for both Vietnamese and international tourists.

We would like to introduce to you the best food in Da Nang to taste when you travel to this city.

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1. Quang Noodles

The first food in Da Nang is Quang noodles, which has lived with the local people for a long time.

Quang Noodles from the previous time only had noodles mixed with roasted peanuts and eggs. Gradually, due to the advanced culinary demand, this dish has more ingredients to serve its customers better.

Noodles are not as slender or soft as other regular noodles. Quang Noodles are big, coarse, hard but not flour, and when eaten, you can still feel the rich, fatty taste of rice flour mixed with other ingredients, typically eggs and vegetables.

The dish of Quang noodles is nearly dry. When tasting it, the diners will add a lot of vegetables, herbs, chilli, and lemon together.

Most of the Quang noodle shops can serve you the noodle with eggs and pork, another one with beef, or typically with snakehead fish.

The price of a bowl of Quang noodles is relatively low, only from 20,000 VND / bowl.

Address to taste Quang noodles: Mi Quang 1 A, at 1 Hai Phong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang, Vietnam

>>> Please see more Vietnamese food restaurants in Da Nang for lunch.

2. Nam O fish salad

If you are a fan of fish salad dishes and sushi, then Nam O fish salad is one of the local food in Danang for you to taste when visiting this coastal city.

Nam O fish salad can be processed from sardines, grouper, or anchovies, but it is delicious and most suitable is herring.

Herring has a size of larger than fingers, cut head, tail, abdomen, remove bones, split the body into two, and cut into small pieces. Then, press to extrude the juice of fishes and marinate them with ginger, galangal, and minced garlic.

Fish juice is boiled, mixed with Nam O fish sauce, chilli, and seasoning powder to create a special sauce for the salad.

A portion of fish salad costs from 40,000 VND.

Thanh Huong fish salad: 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City, Vietnam

Note: This salad uses fresh fish, not cooked, so you think twice before tasting this when you are international tourists who are not used to eating similar kinds of food.

3. Fishball vermicelli

Fishball vermicelli has been popular in Vietnam, but when coming to Da Nang, this dish has its own taste.

Fishball made from mackerel and cumin is fragrant, eaten in combination with a bowl of vegetable broth.

The typical feature about Da Nang fish-cake vermicelli is served with crushed garlic chilli and onions soaked in sugar vinegar.

The mild spiciness of the chilli mixes with the gentle sourness of the bowl of noodles and the pickled onion, giving you a tasty feeling.

The price of a bowl of fish-pie vermicelli is only from 20,000 VND / bowl.

Address: Lan – Bun Cha Ca & Bun Ca Ngu: 424 Hung Vuong Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam

4. Banh Beo

On the list of Da Nang food to try is Banh Beo. The rustic dumplings from raw materials with typical flavour have a great charm for both indigenous people and visitors to Da Nang.

Banh Beo has different types, distinguished by its shape and way of eating. Banh Beo Chen is available on a dish, and Banh Beo Tai is served barely on the big plate. All of them have a round shape and attractive filling on top.

The dumpling is made from rice flour with shrimp fillings marinated with spices. Some shops use fillings made of lean pork and mushrooms, creating a thick mixture with a beautiful bright orange colour.

Banh Beo is also served with sour spring rolls and beef rolls. However, whether the cake is delicious or not is determined by the fish sauce. Just minced garlic chilli fish sauce, diluted with cold boiled water, add a little lemon and sugar, but it goes well with this soft white cake.

You can find this dish at Banh Beo Banh Dap 251 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang, Vietnam

5. Sweet soup of pomegranate seeds

This sweet soup includes Xoa Xoa cooked from jelly, pomegranate seeds made from delicious filter powder, black jelly made from a kind of leaves in the forest, especially coconut milk pressed from pure coconut. All coming together make a tasty drink.

When eating, the crispness of the jelly, the fat taste of coconut water, and green beans, plus the chewy texture of the pomegranate seeds make the eaters feel interesting.

The sweet soup is well-known during sunny days, which has become a great beverage.

The price is only from 10,000 VND / cup.

Addresses of Xuan Trang Sweet Soup:

  • Address 1: 31 Le Duan, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
  • Address 2: 241 Dong Da, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
  • Address 3: 189 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
  • Address 4: 358 Kinh Duong Vuong, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang

6. Jackfruit salad

Jackfruit salad uses boiled young jackfruit, ripped apart to mix with bacon, shrimp, or chopped pork skin. Then, add crushed peanuts, scallions, sweet and sour fish sauce with a little herb and basil. This salad makes people ecstatic with the charming fragrance and eye-catching colour.

When tasting it, the diners use grilled or fried rice paper to eat the salad. All combine together to create a typical flavour.

Break a piece of rice paper, scoop up jackfruit salad. The crunchy rice paper, the pulpy and sweet taste of the young jackfruit, a little crunch of pork skin add the aroma of peanuts, scallions, and a little spicy chilli and herbs, making this disk become one of the favourite food of many people.

The price of this dish is from 30,000 VND/set.

Address: Ba Gia mixed jackfruit shop – 47/25 Ly Thai To street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang, Vietnam.

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With the local food in Danang introduced about, we hope you can know more about the culinary of the locals in the coastal city.

Although all of them are popular for the locals and Vietnamese tourists, you (international guests) may not try all of them.

We recommend when traveling in Da Nang, you (as foreign travellers) can try to taste Quang Noodles and Sweet soup of pomegranate seeds. These two dishes can be suitable for your taste.