10 Must-try Da Nang street food and where to find them
If you are looking for a truly original taste of Danang, then you must try My Quang or Quang Noodles. My Quang is half noodle soup and half noodle salad with a lot of local ingredient. My Quang is a bowl filled with white or yellow noodes, pork, prawns or chicken or even … frog with a shallow spoon of broth and toppings such as: raw peanut oil and cu nen – the local ingredient like garlic which is fried in the oil before joining the bowl. The other toppings include cracked rice crackers, crunchy banana flowers (hoa chuoi), green chillies and lemons. My Quang is only really popular in Central Vietnam and it is delicious.
Recommended place: Ba Vi ( Vi Madame) – 166 Le Dinh Duong
Bánh xèo – Sizzling Crepes
Bà Dưỡng – K280/23 Hoàng Diệu
Banh Xeo are delicious crispy pancakes filled with pork, prawns and beansprouts. In true Vietnamese style, they come with plenty of fresh greens, herbs, pickles and chilly that you can wrap in rice paper.
If you are in the search of true Banh Xeo, you should check-in at Quán Bánh Xèo Bà Dưỡng. Once you are seated, you’ll be served with very big pancakes and nem Lui (pork meatball on the stick) that you can dip in a very interesting peanut sauce. This place is super busy with a lot of local visitors which is describled as the best Banh XEo in Town. This is off the beaten track but yet on the tracks for the best Da Nang offers. It is fun to eat at super cheap around $2-3 USD.
This restaurant is at the end of a closed street with a few other bánh xèo spots that’ll try to lure you theirs. Don’t be tempted and walk straight to the end for the best bánh xèo in town.
Ofcourse, when it comes to Danang, it is huge miss if not to mentioned Seafood. There are plenty of seafood options in town. Most of them serve with the fresh seafoods. The experience with the seafood here would be like: Choose a seafood restaurant along the beach. Grab a table when you arrive then walk to the back of the restaurants where you’ll find a array of buckets filled with live seafood to choose from. There are a lot of fish as well as clams, sea snails, lobster, crab. You simple just point at your seafood of choice and quote your table number .The live seafood will be weighed and there’ll be an exchange of words that you’ll try to decipher, but it’s probably best to head back to said table and wait to see how your fish will be served.
Clams are most popularly cooked in its own juices and flavoured with typical Vietnamese spices that are salty, bitter, spicy, sweet and sour. Order a whole fish and it may come with a fish head vegetable soup and a grilled body so you can wrap chunky fillets in fresh rice paper rolls.
Thanh Hiền (My Khe beach – next to Tourane Hotel)
Must-try: Crab in tamarind sauce, grilled clams, steamed clams
Hoa Tư 17 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng
4. Bún mắm:
110 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng (morning)
5. Bánh bèo, bánh nậm, bánh bột lọc
Tâm – 291 Nguyễn Chí Thanh
Bà Bé – 100 Hoàng Văn Thụ
6. Bún bò
Bà Diệu – 17 Trần Tống (2-6pm)
7. Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo
Mậu 2 – 156 2/9 street
Trần II – 334 Hải Phòng
8. Bún thịt nướng (+ bò lá lốt, nem lụi)
Trang – 277 Đống Đa
Bà Dưỡng – K280/23 Hoàng Diệu
9. Bánh canh
27 Trần Quý Cáp
142 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng
10. Bún chả cá
Hờn – 113/3 Nguyễn Chí Thanh