Da Nang is blessed with not only beautiful beach and stunning scenery thank to favorable geography position also unique cuisine which is made by the local people. Da Nang street food plays certain part in reflecting the rhythm of life as well as special gastronomy of people in there.
1. Quang noodle
Quang noodle originated from Quang Nam province. This dish is made with rice noodle and variety of herb, lettuce and the flower of bananas. Interestingly, there are three kinds of quang noodles served with different types of broth. Broth can be made by simmering pork and tibia shin, chickens, or snakehead fishes seasoned with salt, sugar, black pepper, shallot, garlic and lemon grass. The people living in central Viet Nam put Quang noodle into a big bowl, peanut and Vietnamese crackers are sprinkled after pouring broth. Above all, the chief have to make sure that the broth is strongly flavor and only a small of it is used to wet the noodle. To be honest, Quang noodle is essence of Da Nang owing to that local people take advantage of available material and put their emotion into this dish.
2. Fish cake noodle ( bun cha ca)
A bowl of fish cake noodle is full of broth which is experienced the sweetness of fish, pumpkins and pineapple. Due to locating in coastal area, Da Nang profit fresh abundant seafood sources every years, fish cake noodle is special gift of nature. Amazingly, shrimp sauce also is added yourselves to stimulate the flavor of broth after the chief prepared for you a bowl of noodle soup. To taste this food, a small restaurant at 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh- Hai Chau district is best place due to 40 years experience You can join Da Nang Food Tour with us and our tour guide will show you more interesting insights about Fish cake noodle.
3. Noodle salad with pork and anchovy fish sauce (bun mam)
Bun mam is made out of vermicelli, pork or roasted pork, vegetables, unripe papaya, peanuts and, of course, anchovy fish sauce. As the name suggests, the exquisiteness of this dish depends mostly on its anchovy fish sauce. Originally Bun mam is accompanied with boiled pork, and other alternatives include roasted pork (my favourite). Additionally, bun mam is served with “mít non” (unripe/young jackfruit) and the special chilli sauce which are trademarks of the central region. Add: Quan 110 – 110 Huynh Thuc Khang Danang.
When the cold winds are blowing into every street, the time for winter’s food is also here. The sweet soup carts are now appearing on the busy streets of Hoang Dieu, Bach Dang, Phan Chu Trinh, Pasteur, Nguyen Chi Thanh. Some popular sweet soup such as: Che bap (corn), che troi nuoc(sticky rice cake and green pea paste), che khoai (taro), che dau ngu (kidney beans sweet soup), che dau xanh (green bean), che dau do (red bean), che bot loc ( cassava ) and so on. These kinds of sweet soup are usually served smoky hot. It is an popular interest of the locals to enjoy sweet soup on winter days.
5. Vietnamese thick noodle soup
Banh canh is thick Vietnamese noodle that looks quite like Japanese udon[/caption] A bowl of Banh Canh and chewy fried bread (XI QUAY) is really original eating style only people in Da Nang city. Banh canh is thick Vietnamese noodle that looks quite like Japanese udon which has the thickness of a chopstick, more or less. Noodle can be made from cassava, wheat or rice and the broth of Banh Canh is cooked from pork, crab, fish. People do not linger when they eat banh Canh, they take a spoon of soup, make it cooler and eat after that. You can try banh canh at Madam Nga (193 Đống Đa, P. Thạch Thang, Quận Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng); Madam Cam (54 Lê Duẩn, P. Hải Châu 1, Quận Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng).
6. Sizzling cake (banh xeo)
In cold weather and rainy days, pancake restaurants are crowded with a group of friends and family being fond of the hot cake planes. Actually, enjoying oil and mix sizzling sound as pouring on a hot pan and awaiting with fragrant and crunchy cakes is memorable experiences. Sizzling cake is best choice to miss empty stomach and warm the cockles of people’s hearts in the winter. Different from surrounding areas, sauce is made with peanut, ground pork liver and seasoning; besides, this sauce is also used for the rice vermicelli with grilled pork. Specially, every restaurants selling sizzling cake also have the rice vermicelli with grilled pork . Banh Xeo Ba Duong located at K20/23Hoang Dieu St, Danang is highly recommended Banh Xeo address in Da Nang city.
7. Lạng Sơn grilled bread served with grilled pork
Interestingly, we also have opportunity to enjoy Lang Son special food in Da Nang city. Unlike Da nang and Hoi An bread, people living in Lang Son province have own process to enjoy bread. Due to cold weather in this region, breads are covered with secret seasoned mix before grilling. Pork is also seasoned carefully and grilled. Lang Son grilled bread is sold by a family at 602 TRAN CAO VAN street , Thanh Khê district , Da Nang city. Each member of this family have own duty and work in process.
8. Da nang spicy snail (oc hut)
In the evening, walking on foot along Han river or Le Duan street is fantastic ideas to explore the flavor of Da Nang spicy snail for fresh wind night. People can not conceal their craving for this street food. Various types of escagots are cooked in different styles, but the most popular is small escagots are processed with lemongrass and chili. Due to small shape, people in Da Nang also enjoy in a individual way. Taking a snail and sucking the smaller end of the shell before sucking the opening. However, if you can not take it out and heat your lip owing to spiciness, a toothpick is used to solve this problem. That is reason why Vietnamese named Da Nang spicy snail is OC HUT. Kieu Kieu restaurant is the most famous restaurant selling various type of snail Oc hut is ranked top Da Nang street food.
Da Nang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. And Da Nang is considered as the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam. Today, Da Nang is becoming a “hot destination” of domestic and foriegn tourists in terms of cleanness, safety and order, great beach resort.
With the stretch of smooth sand, its fresh atmosphere and blue water, Da Nang beach has been voted one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet by American Business Magazine Forbes. Also, the Australian Magazine, Sunday Herald Sun, ranked the 900m-long My Khe Beach in Da Nang in the top 10 Asian beaches.
There's more to Da Nang than just the beach, though. Da Nang boasts the excellent Cham Museum, which is a great primer for a visit to My Son further to the south. The city also has a large Cao Dai temple, a pleasant riverfront boulevard, and wide leafy boulevards. There are some good options for eating, drinking, and getting down in the evening, which are likely to expand as the city does. The immediate area includes attractions like Marble Mountain, Monkey Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula and the Ba Na Hill Station.
NON NUOC BEACH: Non Nuoc Beach runs for 5 km along the Marble Mountain in Da Nang. It is bordered by Dien Ngoc Sea to the south and Da Nang to the north.
The beach gently slopes towards the calm, clear and blue ocean; the clarity of the water attracts people who come to swim and enjoy the seafood.
The area is famous for seaweed, which is exported internationally. Many five-star hotels have been built in Non Nuoc to accommodate both domestic and foreign tourists.
MARBLE MOUNTAINS: The Marble Mountains, also called Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Element, consist of five peaks: Thuy Son (water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal) , Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire). They are located 12 km east of Da Nang.
Thuy Son has developed into a popular tourist resort because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to Tam Thai Pagoda and Huyen Khong Cave.
HAI VAN PASS: Traveling Hai Van Pass, two feelings are usually experienced: amazement at passing through the clouds and fear of the dangerous bends of the road. It is located 1,500m above sea level. Its name means "pass of the ocean clouds", as the peak of the mountain is above cloud level while its foot is close to the sea. From the top of Hai Van Pass, one can admire Lang Co Beach to the north and Danang to the south. Endless forests stretch out west of the pass and the ocean is to the east.
CHAM MUSEUM: The Cham museum is located at the intersection of Trung Nu Vuong and Bach Dang streets in Danang. It was built in 1915 with financial support from the French Far-East Research Institute in Vietnam.
This museum owns the most extensive collection of Cham art in the world. In the past, the capital of the Champa nation was located in present-day Danang. Other famous sites include Tra Kieu, Dong Duong, My Son and Thap Man.
The museum was built in Cham architectural style, using thin lines that are simple and gentle. The style originates from the period between the fifth and 15th centuries, when a matriarchal society prevailed.
More than 300 interesting sculptural statues and bas-reliefs have been collected from different sites of the ancient Champa Kingdom and preserved in this special museum.