Top 8 Danang specialities you must try

Last updated - November 27, 2023
Top 8 Danang specialities you must try

Danang, the central coastal city of Vietnam, is always famous, and on the list of must-visit destinations when you come to this hospitable country. In addition to beautiful beaches, friendly locals, and attractive cultural destinations, tourists also always appreciate the food in Danang, especially the street food. Here is the list of the best food in Danang that you should try during your trip!


1. Quang noodles - a must-eat in Danang that delights diners

It will not be difficult for visitors to find Quang noodles - a delicious speciality of Danang that thousands of people love. Here, Quang noodles have many types for foodies to choose from, according to their preferences, for example chicken, shrimp, meat, jellyfish, snakehead fish, etc. The noodles are soft, and chewy, and are mixed with sweet, light, low-fat bone broth.

Quang Noodles - a speciality in Danang

You should enjoy Danang speciality Quang noodles with lots of raw vegetables to have a full taste. A standard plate of raw vegetables must have 9 types of vegetables, namely lettuce, basil, cinnamon, newly buds, white bean sprouts, laksa leaves, coriander and finely chopped spring onions mixed with thinly sliced bananas. More perfect for the bowl of noodles is the aroma of roasted peanuts and the crispiness of toasted sesame rice paper. All blend to create a taste that is hard to forget for first-time diners too.

Suggestions for a delicious restaurant: Ba Mua Quang noodle shop
Address: There are 9 branches in Danang, including 19 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau and 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong.
Reference opening hours: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Reference price: 25,000 - 44,000 VND/ bowl

2. Nam O fish salad – Vietnamese Sashimi

Nam O fish salad is a Danang speciality known as "Vietnamese sashimi". The name of the dish is named after Nam O fishing village which is famous for its herring suitable for making salad. It has thinly sliced fish meat which is super fresh, sparkling silver, fragrant and crispy. In particular, the fish does not have a fishy taste because it is removed with salt and vinegar during preparation.

Delicious Nam O fish salad in Danang

For dry salad, the fish is mixed with mushrooms, sesame seeds, roasted peanuts, small grilled rice paper and spices. For wet fish salad, the fish is marinated with ginger, galangal, garlic, and chopped chilli mixed with fish sauce.
When you enjoy Nam O fish salad, it is necessary to have a basket of fresh vegetables, such as wild toad leaves, galangal leaves, brocade leaves, apricot leaves, lettuce, bean sprouts, and mango. Vegetables add a cool and unique taste to the fresh fish salad.

Suggestion for a delicious restaurant: Tan fish salad restaurant
Address: 464 Dien Bien Phu, Danang City
Reference price: 70,000 VND/ serving

3. Banh Trang Thit Heo is simple but full of flavour

Banh Trang Thit Heo or Rice paper rolls with pork is a Danang dish that seems to have entered people's hearts because of its simplicity, but still very rich in flavour. The dish does not require complicated preparation. However, the ingredients chosen must be fresh, and all are combined to create the sweetness of pork, the sourness of star fruit, raw vegetables and the chewiness of the rice paper coating.

Pork must be thigh meat, butt meat, back meat, boiled and thinly sliced. Diners will see the connection between the three layers of lean, fat, and skin clearly in the meat. Danang people still say that the pigs chosen must be wild pigs or grass pigs because they are fed with sweet potatoes, making the meat fragrant, sweet, soft and not fatty.

Rice paper rolls with pork - one of the best food in Danang

Raw vegetables are served mainly with lettuce, perilla, basil, fish mint, bean sprouts, etc. Fragrant dew-dried rice paper, rolled with meat and vegetables, is dipped in fish sauce. Fish sauce is a delicious type made from fresh anchovies, added with chilli and garlic to increase the spicy taste. Fish sauce is the final step that creates the delicious flavour of rice paper rolls with pork.

Suggested delicious restaurant: Que Nha rice paper rolls with pork restaurant
Address: K72/1C Ham Nghi, Hai Chau District, Danang City
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Reference price: 35,000 VND - 50,000 VND

4. Banh Xeo - Danang speciality spread throughout the province

Danang's speciality is the golden Vietnamese pancake. This dish has appeared even in northern provinces and is loved by diners.

The outside of the cake has a crispy crust, mixed with a little egg. The filling for the cake includes shrimp, meat, and bean sprouts. The cake moulds on the red stove made a "sizzling" sound, so people named it Banh Xeo or sizzle pancake.

A local is making Banh Xeo Danang

There are two types of dipping sauce for Banh Xeo: Sweet and sour dipping sauce like the way Southerners eat, or a bowl of seasoned dipping fish sauce that is rich, dark brown, and thick with a bit of fragrant roasted peanuts for an extra fatty taste. Rice paper rolls with pancakes, raw vegetables, sour mango, and bananas, all dipped in rich soy sauce, are delicious!

Banh Xeo is present in many provinces and cities, but when you come to Danang, don't forget to visit the following delicious restaurant to properly enjoy this delicious Danang food!

Suggested delicious restaurant: Mrs. Duong's Banh Xeo
Address: 280/23, Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Danang
Opening hours: 09:30 - 21:30
Reference price: 50,000 VND/ serving

5. Snails - A popular Danang street food

Coming to Danang, in addition to fresh seafood, visitors should try snails - a popular Danang speciality that attracts all types of diners. The secret of Danang's snail shop lies in this: The chef, after washing the ingredients, will meticulously twist off the pointed shell of each snail, stir-fry and steam it. That method makes the spices penetrate evenly into the snail meat, making it more flavourful. While eating, guests just need to suck it, without having to bother using a needle to take the snail out.

For Vietnamese - snail food is popular and delicious

Types of snails include the Dinh snail, Da snail, and Buu snail processed into many different dishes, such as steamed, stir-fried, and boiled. The fun of eating snails is that sucking several at a time will satisfy all taste buds. For larger snails, each one is shiny, and fatty, with soft meat mixed with fragrant coconut or tamarind sauce. Visitors just need to pass by a snail shop, and it is difficult to keep going because of the attractive snail flavour.

Try to imagine a plate full of snails, the aroma of lemongrass, the spicy smell of chilli, the ecstatic fatty smell of coconut and the extremely pleasant "shh shh" sucking sounds, and you will only be able to love it more, this popular Danang street food.

You can visit the delicious, nutritious, and cheap snail shop address below to enjoy!

Suggested delicious restaurant: Mrs My 2 Snail restaurant
Address: 30 Hoang Hoa Tham, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Opening hours: 14:30 – 23:00
Reference price: 10,000 VND - 60,000 VND/ plate

6. Mixed jackfruit is chewy and crunchy

Da Nang cuisine is simple, and Da Nang food always has its own charm, therefore, the mixed jackfruit dish has also made a mark in the hearts of many people because of its simplicity, but extremely attractive and strange taste. You will be amazed by the unique flavour that is completely different from the appearance of this dish. Mixed jackfruit ingredients include chopped jackfruit, pork skin, shrimp mixed with peanuts, roasted sesame, fried onions, chopped vegetables, and basil. What determines the dish is the delicious fish sauce mixed with sour, spicy, salty, and sweet flavours.

A speciality in Danang - Mixed jackfuit dish

When enjoying the mixed jackfruit dish, you definitely have to eat it with grilled rice paper, and puffed shrimp and add a little spicy chili to make the dish more perfect. The part of jackfruit mixed with the crispiness of the rice paper, the fatty taste of the jackfruit, the lumpy pork skin, and the herbs will make it hard for you to refuse.

If you come to Da Nang, you must definitely visit the following address to immediately enjoy this Da Nang speciality!

Delicious restaurant suggestion: Ba Gia's mixed jackfruit restaurant
Address: 47/25 Ly Thai To, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang.
Opening hours: 14:00 – 20:00
Reference price: 10,000 VND - 20,000 VND/ serving

7. Vietnamese rainbow dessert is a cooling drink on summer days

A special dish in Da Nang in the summer that is extremely loved by the locals is the Vietnamese rainbow dessert. Sweet soup shops are everywhere. The tapioca pearl is cooked from jelly, pomegranate seeds that are made from fine filter powder, and black jelly that is made from a cool tree leaf in the forest. In particular, coconut milk is pressed from pure coconut, so it retains its natural flavour. Crunchy, clear jelly, fatty coconut milk and green beans plus the chewiness of pomegranate seeds make the cup of sweet soup taste sweet and refreshing.

Vietnamese rainbow dessert would be great drinking for  the summer days

After a trip to visit Da Nang tourist attractions, you can stop at a small shop to enjoy a cup of Vietnamese rainbow dessert, all fatigue seems to be dispelled. This refreshing soup will have you hooked in no time.

Suggested delicious restaurant: Ba Cham Sweet Soup Shop
Address: 187 Hai Phong Street, Da Nang City.
Reference opening hours: 7:00 - 21:00
Reference price: 10,000 - 20,000 VND

8. Durian Thai sweet soup is famous in many big cities

Durian Thai sweet soup is a famous sweet soup in Da Nang. Not only do Da Nang people love this cool dish, but many tourists also love it. Fresh and pure durian is nutty with a soft yellow colour, and the taste melts into the mouth sweet and smooth. In addition to the sweetness of durian, the bowl of sweet soup also has the aroma of coconut milk, accompanied by a variety of crunchy jellies, making you easily fall in love with the first spoon.

Durian Thai sweet soup with a mixture of durian and other fruits

When enjoying melancholy sweet soup, you mix the bowl of sweet soup well and begin to feel the flavour. If you want to eat it cold, you can add crushed ice or put it in the refrigerator before eating.

After a long day of travelling around Da Nang, what is more comfortable than sitting with friends and enjoying a cup of Thai sweet soup with the smell of durian and the fatty taste of coconut water?

Suggested delicious restaurant: Thai Lien sweet soup
Address: There are 8 establishments in Da Nang, including 175 Hai Phong Street and 189 Hoang Dieu Street
Reference opening hours: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Reference price: 10,000 VND - 30,000 VND/ cup

Above is a list of the 8 most delicious dishes in Da Nang that we recommend to tourists. You have quite enough options to enjoy the quintessence of Danang cuisines. Remember to save Ama Journey's article to find these delicious specialties!

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