The ultimate Da Nang food guide 2020 provides you with plenty of food options whether you live here for years or just travel. Here are just some highlights that you have try at least one time when you visit one of the most livable cities in Vietnam. Let’s dive into!!!
Affordable Da Nang food options(all under $3 !)
- 0.1 Affordable Da Nang food options(all under $3 !)
- 0.1.1 1. Bun Thit Nuong (grilled pork with vermicelli noodles)
- 0.1.2 2. Bánh tráng trộn (green mango and rice paper salad)
- 0.1.3 3. Bun Cha Ca(fish cake vermicelli)
- 0.1.4 4. Xoi Ga (sticky rice with chicken)
- 0.1.5 6. Banh Beo (steamed rice cakes)
- 0.1.6 7. Banh Canh Ca Loc (Thick Noodle soup with spiced fish)
- 0.1.7 8.Com Ga Xe (shredded chicken rice)
- 0.1.8 9. Banh Xeo (Savory Vietnamese Crepes)
- 0.2 Vegetarian (veggie lovers rejoice!)
- 0.3 Try Vietnamese Restaurants
- 1 Western Food
1. Bun Thit Nuong (grilled pork with vermicelli noodles)
Grilled pork with cold vermicelli noodles topped off with peanuts, fresh herbs and doused in peanut sauce. You sit, you devour, and you go. Why not?
Where to try: 110 Nguyen Cong Try(around 7pm – 11pm, but subject to change if the lady feels like it).
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2. Bánh tráng trộn (green mango and rice paper salad)
Shredded green mango, rice paper, spicy beef jerky, mint, cilantro, fried shallots, peanuts and a bunch of other tasty mystery spices make this dish so awesome!
Where to try: An Vat Kim Dong at 87 Trần Bình Trọng(open: 6pm – 10 pm)
3. Bun Cha Ca(fish cake vermicelli)
This is a Da Nang specialty, in a limey fish broth, cooked with pineapple and tomato.
Where to try: Bun Cha Ca 109, 109 Nguyễn Chí Thanh (city side)
4. Xoi Ga (sticky rice with chicken)
Xôi Bà Vui serves up a mound of sticky rice topped with shredded chicken, thai basil and crispy fried onions. Do not forget to top that baby off with some chili jam and lime.
Where to try: Xôi Bà Vui, 55 Duong Le Hong Phong (city side)
6. Banh Beo (steamed rice cakes)
A specialty from Central Vietnam, these steamed rice cakes from Ba Bê are topped with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp, fried shallots and scallion oil. Throw a little chili fish sauce and there for an extra zesty kick.
Where to try: Ba Bê, 100 Hoang Van Thu (city side)
7. Banh Canh Ca Loc (Thick Noodle soup with spiced fish)
What makes Banh Canh special is the noodles, made from tapioca and rice flour for an extra thick and chewy consistency. Order Banh Canh “Ca Loc” (snakehead fish) from Banh Canh joint, Banh Canh Nga, with big pieces of marinated fish, noodles, scallions and love.
Where to try: Banh Canh Nga, 78 Nguyen Chi Thanh (city side)
8.Com Ga Xe (shredded chicken rice)
On the notorious late night street food street of Phạm Hồng Thái, you can find the “com ga xe”, or shredded chicken rice – stir fried spiced rice with shredded chicken, fresh herbs and caramelized onions with a side of chicken broth.
Where to try:On the corner of Pham Hong Thai and Nguyen Chi Thanh.
9. Banh Xeo (Savory Vietnamese Crepes)
Banh Xeo consists of pan fried “crepes” made of rice flour and turmeric, stuffed with bean sprouts, shrimp and pork. Then, you roll up in rice paper with some cucumber, fresh herbs and a pork skewer, then dip it in peanut sauce.
Where to try: Banh Xeo Ba Duong, 280/23 Hoàng Diệu(city side)
Vegetarian (veggie lovers rejoice!)
10. Da Nang Com Chay
The things they do with these vegetables – Stuffed pumpkin with brown rice, steamed dumplings with magic inside, chili char-grilled mushrooms caramelized in tin foil, turmeric baked tofu, coconut shaved salad. All this, for about $5 per person.
Where to try: Da Nang Com Chay, K87/16 Nguyễn Du.
11. Mi Quang at Giac Ngo
A huge portion of noodles in turmeric sauce is topped with sweet potato, mushrooms, peanuts, marinated tofu, and thrown on a wilted bed of Thai basil and other fragrant herbs. Do not forget to chili jam it up with their homemade recipe.
Where to try: Quan Chay Giac Ngo, K246/12 Pham Cu Long.
Try Vietnamese Restaurants
12. Bep Hen
The menu of this adorable, vintage-decorated restaurant was created to replicate a homely kitchen. It is a go-to restaurant when you want a relaxing, sit-down meal with nice vibes and great prices.
Where to try: Bep Hen, 47 Lê Hồng Phong
13. Den Long
A comfortable and cozy restaurant with a menu featuring all of Central Vietnam’s local dishes, it is the perfect place to go when you consider good food, comfortable ambiance, clean everything and smiling servers.
Where to try: Den Long, 71 Lý Thường Kiệt.
Merkat is owned by a lovely Spanish couple from Valencia, who moved to Da Nang and opened up this authentic tapas-style restaurant. A bit pricey for Da Nang, but to be expected since everything is imported! After all, there is no price you can put on good jamón, cheese and wine.
Where to try: Merkat, 79 Lê Lợi.
15. Namaste Omar’s Indian Food
There are a few really popular Indian restaurants around town that are all good, but after lots and lots of hands-on research, We decided Omar’s is my favorite for its consistency, flavor-packed sauces, and pre-meal papadum.
Where to try: Namaste Omar’s, 6 Thái Phiên (City side)