Must try foods in Danang

After many hours visiting Danang landscapes, don’t forget to enjoy the best dishes of Danang locals to complete your trip in this amazing city. These special dishes will definitely satisfy you.

1. Banh trang cuon thit heo (Sliced pork rolled with rice paper )

Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo or sliced pork rolled with rice paper is one of Da Nang specialities. 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.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang


2. My Quang ( Quang noodle)

A trip to Danang is not complete without eating My Quang, a specialty of Danang people. 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 cracker, which enhance its taste.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

3. Seafood

Da Nang is situated right on the coast of the South Vietnam Sea, which means seafood features majorly in Vietnamese cuisine. Traveling to Danang 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

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

4. Bun Cha Ca (Grilled fish cake noodle)

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

The noodle is one of the signature dishes of Danang 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

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5. Banh Xeo (Pancake)


Banh xeo or Vietnamese pancake is a very popular food in Danang. It is made from rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. In Danang, it is often wrapped in fresh rice paper with a sausage (nemlui) and then dipped in special sauce. It’s great food for a cool or rainy afternoon!

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

6. Bun Mam

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.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

7. 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, shimp balls, etc. Nowadays, it is not only a famous street food but also the local speciality

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

8. Banh Nam Loc

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang


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


9. Chao Vit (Duck Porridge )


Duck Porridge is one of Vietnamese specialty. It’s a soup made from a duck meat and rice. People enjoy it with lime juice, and topped it with pepper, a few pieces of red chili and green onions. All make a perfect taste.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

10. Cao Lau and Hoi An Chicken rice


Cao lầu 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 ingredient, sometimes topped with fried pork rind, peanuts, rice crackers, and/or scallions; and sometimes served with lime or chili jam.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

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Hoi An Chicken Rice is made from 4 elements: rice, chicken, sauce, acidity. Chicken is torn into smaller pieces and mixed with herbs, lemon juice, salt, ginger, sliced onions and chili.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

11. Banh Trang Dap


“Banh trang dap” is an original dish of Da Nang. It’s a super simple, fun and yummy snack that you can easily find along streets. 
Bánhtráng” means rice cracker and “đập” literally means “to hit” or “to crush”. People hit the wet rice cakes and rice crackers to stick them together. Then they break them into small pieces, dip in the sauce and enjoy.

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12. Che


Che istraditional Vietnamese sweet dessert soup or pudding. Varieties of Chè 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 bustle city in a hot day

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

13. Tre Ba De


The main ingredients of Tre include the meat and the pig skin. They are then sliced into small stick-shaped pieces and mixed with garlic and galingale. They keep it being covered from 2 to 3 days until it has the unique smell. A good Tre Ba De dish must be wrapped in banana and guava leaves, which boost the fragrance and make dish taste better.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

14. Be Thui CauMong

Be Thui CauMong – Cau Mong barbequed veal is as famous as Quang noodle in Da Nang and Quang Nam. It is also called by familiar name “Cau Mong rare veal”. Put some slices of barbequed veal on the rice paper, wrap with vegetables then dip into fish sauce and chew carefully. The sweetness of barbequed veal mingled with moreish taste of fish sauce will make you forget all the sadness.

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

15. Bun Thit Nuong, NemLui

Bun thit nuong is a combination of rice vermicelli, grilled pork, fresh vegetables and other special ingredients. The sauce made by grinded peanut. You can enjoy it with a little chili sauce and lemon squash then mix all of them together

20 must try foods and where to eat in Danang

16. Bun Rieu

Bun rieu (búnriêu) is a Vietnamese crab based soup noodle dish. The broth is made from many ingredients such as freshwater paddy crabs, tomatoes, and tamarind, which adds a tart-sweet flavor to the dish. Crabs give the broth its main flavor. There are a few different types of bun rieu, bun rieu with crab, tomatoes, and pork.