Once you set foot in Da Nang, get ready to awe at the local gastronomy. Street vendors in Da Nang not only introduce you to savory dishes of Central Vietnam but also signature meals of the city. Scroll to see which street vendors in Da Nang are worth your visit.
It would be an omission to talk about Da Nang's specialties without mentioning Mi Quang. This delicacy includes rice noodles, pork, shrimps, lettuce, banana flowers, and some herbs. Because of its high nutrition and reasonable price, Mi Quang is the most common breakfast of locals.
Mi Quang is often eaten with grilled rice papers
Apart from the traditional Mi Quang, Ba Mua brings you a new definition of this dish with various choices of proteins like frog, chicken, eel, and beef. You can opt for a mixed bowl if you want to try all of them.
Opening hours: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Price: VND 35,000 - VND 100,000
The ingredients of Bun Cha Ca consist of fresh fish balls, rice vermicelli, spring onions, and broth made from the sweetness of fish, pumpkins, and pineapple. To make the broth tastier, shrimp sauce is also added in.
Bun Cha Ca is served with a dish of vegetables
Bun Cha Ca 109
This street vendor has a strong reputation for its 40-year experience in making Bun Cha Ca. In addition to fish cakes, you can ask the owner to add tuna or mackerel in your bowl.
Opening hours: 6:30 AM - 10 PM
Price: VND 25,000 - VND 50,000
This Banh Xeo is much smaller than Banh Xeo in Southern Vietnam and it is wrapped in rice papers instead of lettuce. Also, the sauce is made from peanut, pork liver, cashew oil, and seasoning so it has a creamier taste than the usual sauce for Banh Xeo.
This Banh Xeo is as small as your hand
It is often used with the sweet and aromatic sauce
With more than 30 years of making Banh Xeo, Ba Duong knows the customers' appetite well and has created a distinctive sauce for this specialty. Besides Banh Xeo, you can also enjoy a tasty dish called Nem Lui at this store.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM - 9 PM
Price: VND 7,000 - VND 30,000
This modest diner is located near the Da Nang University of Economics so you will frequently see students coming here for supper or dinner. Though the shop is always packed with people, Co Muoi is still able to serve delicious meals in the blink of an eye.
Opening hours: 3 PM - 7 PM
Price: VND 9,000 - VND 20,000
Cao Lau is a symbolic noodle of Hoi An which resembles the Japanese udon. But the good news is that you needn't travel from Da Nang to Hoi An for a bowl of it. There are several street vendors in Da Nang that have a strong reputation for this dish so don't worry if you cannot reach Hoi An.
When Cao Lau comes to Da Nang, its taste changes a bit to suit Da Nang people’s appetite, creating a unique taste
Cao Lau Ly Hoi An
Thanks to the secret recipe passed down for generations, Cao Lau here has a very unique and delicious taste. Another plus point is that the space is always wide and clean.
Opening hours: 7 AM - 9 PM
Price: VND 15,000 - VND 35,000
Cao Lau Pho Hoi
Though the diner looks modest, it is frequently packed with people due to the flavorful taste of its dish. Apart from Cao Lau, it also serves chicken rice, char siu rice, and rice vermicelli with pork.
Opening hours: 11 AM - 10 PM
Price: VND 5,000 - VND 30,000
In a coastal city like Da Nang, the experience of enjoying seafood is quite appealing. Many diners allow you to pick living fishes, crabs or shrimps in their large tank, then the chosen ones will be processed in the kitchen and served at an affordable price.
Blessed with resources from the deep blue sea, Da Nang offers delicious meals made from fresh seafood
To make the most of Da Nang’s nightlife, stroll through Le Duan street or wander around the Han river and grab a quick bite of Oc Hut. Oc Hut includes various types of escargots cooked in different styles. The most popular one is the steamed escargots with lemongrass and chili.
Moc Quan is decorated with bamboo items which are very typical of the Vietnamese countryside, giving customers the feeling of rusticity. The menu is quite diverse as it has both traditional dishes and modern ones.
Opening hours: 10 AM – 11 PM
Price: VND 45,000 - VND 690,000
Helio Night Market
With more than 150 food stalls in 3 main zones (seafood, street food, and barbecue), this is heaven for any foodies. Some dishes you should try are shrimps with garlic butter, steamed lobsters, and grilled snails.
Opening hours: 5 PM – 10:30 PM
Exploring local cuisine is a superb way to gain insight into the local culture. Getting to know Da Nang's specialties, you will find out that they are more than just a source of nourishment. They represent the quintessence of Da Nang's citizens as well as the extremely elegant taste-explosion.
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