Welcome to Danang City, a culinary paradise in Central Vietnam. With its diverse range of local specialties, Danang has become a popular destination for foodies from all over the world. In this article, we will introduce the best 5 local cuisines in Danang City. Get ready to indulge in delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes!!!
1. My Quang – Quang Style Noodles
Quang Style Noodles, also known as “Mì Quảng” in Vietnamese, originated from Quang Nam province in central Vietnam. The dish is believed to have been created in the 16th century, combining Chinese and Vietnamese culinary techniques and ingredients.
The dish typically consists of wide yellow noodles made from rice flour, topped with a variety of ingredients such as shrimp, pork, chicken, egg, and herbs, and served with a flavorful broth made from pork bones, dried shrimp, and other spices.
To prepare the dish, the noodles are first cooked and then mixed with turmeric and water to give them their distinctive yellow color. The toppings are then arranged on top of the noodles, and the broth is poured over everything. Finally, the dish is garnished with peanuts, fried shallots, and herbs.
When enjoying Quang Style Noodles, it’s important to mix the ingredients together thoroughly to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed. Additionally, many locals enjoy adding extra spice with chili peppers or a squeeze of lime for a tangy kick.
Here are some places in Danang City where you can enjoy authentic Quang Style Noodles:
Mi Quang Ba Dinh: 42 Dao Duy Tu, Vinh Trung, Thanh Khê, Danang City
Mi Quang Ba Vi: 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau 2, Hai Chau, Danang City
Mi Quang 1A: 1 Hai Phong, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Danang City
2. Bun Cha Ca – Fish Cake Noodle Soup
Bun Cha Ca is also known as “Bún Chả Cá”, and originated from the coastal area of Central Vietnam, where fish is a staple food.
The main ingredients of Bun Cha Ca are fish, typically mackerel or tuna, which is ground up and mixed with rice flour, turmeric, garlic, shallots, and other herbs and spices. The mixture is then shaped into small patties and fried until crispy. The broth for the dish is made from fish bones and simmered with tomatoes, pineapple, and more herbs and spices.
When enjoying Bun Cha Ca, it is recommended to mix the fish sauce-based dipping sauce with some chili and garlic to add more flavor to the dish. It is also important to choose fresh and high-quality fish to ensure the best taste. Finally, don’t forget to mix all the ingredients together before taking a bite to experience the full flavor of this delicious dish.
Here are some places in Danang City where you can enjoy authentic Bun Cha Ca:
Bun Cha Ca 109: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau, Danang City
Bun Cha Ca Ba Phien: 63 Le Hong Phong, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau, Danang City
- Bun Cha Ca Ba Lu: 319 Hung Vuong, Vinh Trung, Thanh Khe, Danang City
3. Banh Canh – Vietnamese Thick Noodle Soup
Banh Canh is a popular noodle dish in Danang City that is loved by both locals and tourists. It is a type of thick and chewy rice noodle served in a savory and flavorful broth made from pork bones and seafood, such as shrimp and crab.
The main ingredients of Banh Canh are rice flour and tapioca flour, which are combined with water and kneaded into a dough. The dough is then cut into thin noodles and boiled in water. Banh Canh is usually served with a broth made from pork bones, dried shrimp, and other seasonings.
When enjoying Banh Canh, it is recommended to mix in some chili paste or lime juice for extra flavor. Be sure to also try dipping the noodles into the broth for a richer taste.
Finally, Banh Canh is often eaten as a main meal, but it can also be enjoyed as a snack or light lunch.
Here are some places in Danang City where you can enjoy Banh Canh:
Banh Canh Ruong: 20 Ha Thi Than, An Hai Trung, Son Tra, Danang City
Banh Canh Duong Ray: 77A/09 Le Do, Chinh Gian, Thanh Khê, Danang City
4. Cao Lau – Hoi An Style Noodles
Cao Lau is a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish that originated in the city of Hoi An in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam. The dish has been around for more than 400 years and is believed to have been influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese cuisine.
The key ingredient in Cao Lau is the noodles, which are made from a blend of rice flour, water can only be made with water from the Ba Le well, and ash from the trees found in Cham Islands. The noodles are mixed with lye water, which gives them their distinct texture and flavor. The pork is marinated with garlic, sugar, salt, and five-spice powder before being barbecued over charcoal.
The dish is then assembled by placing the noodles in a bowl and topping them with slices of juicy pork, fresh herbs like mint and basil, and crunchy bean sprouts.
When enjoying Cao Lau, be sure to mix all the ingredients together to fully experience the flavors and textures of the dish. It is also important to eat the dish quickly while it is still hot to fully enjoy the flavors and textures.
Here are some places in Danang City where you can enjoy Cao Lau:
Cao Lau Hoai Pho: 255 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau, Danang City
Cao Lau Ly: 267 Thai Thi Boi, Hoa Khe, Thanh Khe, Danang City
Cao Lau Nhung: 79 Huynh Thuc Khang, Nam Duong, Hai Chau, Danang City
5. Mit Tron – Mixed Young Jackfruit Salad
Mit Tron is a specialty dish of Quang Nam Province and Quang Ngai Province, and Da Nang City. Mit Tron is best enjoyed during the young jack fruit season (from February to April of the lunar calendar).
The main ingredient in Mit Tron is young unripe jack fruit, which is peeled and sliced into thin strips. Other ingredients may include shrimp, pork, shallots, garlic, peanuts, Vietnamese herbs such as mint and coriander, and a dressing made from fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, and lime juice.
The spices used in Mit Tron are fairly simple, usually consisting of just salt and pepper. To prepare the dish, the jackfruit is boiled until tender, then combined with the other ingredients and tossed with the dressing.
When enjoying Mit Tron, it’s important to pay attention to the balance of flavors in the dish. The sweetness of the jackfruit should be balanced by the manginess of the dressing and the spiciness of the chili peppers. It’s also important to mix the salad well so that all the ingredients are evenly coated in the dressing.
Here are some places in Danang City where you can enjoy Mit Tron:
Mit Tron Ba Gia: 47/25 Ly Thai To, Thac Gian, Thanh Khe, Danang City
Mit Tron Di Anh: 32 Pham Van Nghi, Thac GIan, Thanh Khe, Danang City
Mit Tron Ba Diep: 248 Dien Bien Phu, Chinh Gian, Hai Chau, Danang City
If you have the opportunity to visit Danang City – a place that has a delicious and diverse blend of flavors and influences from different regions of Vietnam, be sure to explore local cuisines and indulge in delicious offerings.
And don’t forget that Danang will take place Danang International Fireworks Festival 2023 from 3rd June to 7th July 2023.
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Written by ThuyHang