Top 10 Tasty Street Foods in Da Nang [Update 2023]
Being the 3rd most massive city in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the biggest city in Central, Da Nang for sure has a noticeable culinary taste that can represent its special culture. BestPrice believes that the best way to explore Da Nang is through its irresistible street food. Come with us to discover the top 10 tasty street foods in Da Nang.
1. Sizzling Pancake (Banh Xeo)
Banh Xeo is also known as Sizzling Pancake. You can see this dish a lot on the streets when you come to visit Da Nang. It is cheap, fulfilling, crunchy, tasty, and you will have it with lots of veggies, so it can balance the healthiness. We called it Sizzling Pancake because you can hear the attractive sound sizzling when people are making Banh Xeo. Just hearing the sound, you can already imagine the crispiness of the dish already. In general, Banh Xeo will be made basically based on rice flour with eggs to create a crunchy coat. For the main ingredients, pork and shrimp will be used together with bean sprouts. You can eat it alone or you can wrap it into rice paper together with veggies. In both ways, you have to dip it in the incredibly amazing fish sauce that is both sweet, sour, and spicy to enjoy the heavenly taste.
Sizzling Pancake (Banh Xeo)
2. Lemongrass Pork Skewer (Nem Lui)
Of course, Lemongrass Pork Skewer will be on the list of best Da Nang street food. The fundamental to make this delightful dish comprises minced pork, pork skin, sugar, salt, and pepper, which will be marinated and stirred well. From that point forward, it will be barbecued at a certain level progressively by charcoal. At the point when it is at the ideal level, the chef will serve it on a lemongrass stick wrap. Similar to the way to eat Sizzling Pancake that we mentioned above, you can eat it alone or you can make it wrap it like spring rolls with veggies and thin rice paper to eat with the perfect tasty sauce.
Lemongrass Pork Skewer (Nem Lui)
3. Vietnamese Baguette (Banh Mi)
For some people, Banh Mi can be considered one of the best street foods in Danang. It’s convenient, fast, healthy, and it tastes too good to be true. Mostly, people eat it as a healthy breakfast together with a glass of soymilk or one cup of Vietnamese coffee. Vietnamese Baguette will be stuffed with pate, mayonnaise, meat (chicken, pork, or beef), fried eggs, veggies (basil, cilantro, pickled carrot, pickled cucumber, cilantro, scallions, and radish). The chef will also add salt, pepper, and chili sauce to enhance the flavor. The perfect Banh Mi, as can be known, will remain crunchy outside and cloudy inside after toasted.
Vietnamese Baguette (Banh Mi)
Eating BBQ will be so much fun if you travel in a group (more than 3 ideally). Normally, BBQ will be served in a form of a buffet that the restaurant will provide a price that covers the whole combo that you can choose and you can eat as many as you want (usually no time-limited). For example, for one certain price, you can order all meat unlimitedly while if you choose another option that might have a higher price, you can also choose seafood. BBQ is pretty famous in Da Nang street food segmentation because it’s super tasty and accompanies pretty well with alcohol. You will have lots of options to choose from and hard go wrong with grilled meat, and it’s perfect for chatting, drinking, and having a great bonding time.
5. Water Fern Cake (Banh Beo)
Banh Beo is definitely a signature specialty that represents Da Nang street food as well as the whole of Central Vietnam. Typically, Banh Beo is classified into 2 main cores which are wet and dry. Banh Beo is usually served in a super tiny bowl, so for one adult, to satisfy your stomach, you might need to eat 6-10 small bowls. You will see that Banh Beo toppings will include shrimps, mung bean paste, scallion oils, and fried shallots. The sauce to eat with Banh Beo is fish sauce adding a little bit of chili.
Water Fern Cake (Banh Beo)
6. Jack Fruit Salad (Nom Goi Mit Non)
Jackfruit Salad is not the main dish, but it’s definitely a fun snack that is really popular street food in Da Nang. If you feel bored of too many proteins, and you want to find something light and healthy but yet tasty to eat, then we have Jackfruit Salad as a perfect choice for you. Once you taste it, it’s hard to take just one bite. The beauty of this dish is that it keeps making you want to have another bite. Jackfruit salad is made with the main ingredient, of course, young jackfruit. Specifically, green jackfruit will be cut into slices then steamed. After that, they will mix chopped green jackfruit with fried onions, peanuts, cooking oil, mint leaves, chili sauce, and sometimes rice paper. Super simple but super delicious at the same time.
Jack Fruit Salad (Nom Goi Mit Non)
7. Banh Kep
Banh Kep is a snack that is favored by a majority of local people (especially students) because it’s cheap, yummy, and also so fun to eat. Banh Kep has a thin layer of grilled rice paper, then all the toppings will be spread on top of it. Toppings are not the same everywhere, but the common ones are butter, beef jerky, pork eggs, pate, green onions, fried onions, etc. The smell, while they are grilling, is indeed irresistible. After it is done, you can add chili paste to it to taste better and cut it into triangle pieces by yourself.
Remember that we would not recommend this dish for you if you have a low level of spice tolerance. It is extremely spicy and might make you cry, have a runny nose; but once you have a bite, it’s totally worth it. Actually, there are so many different snails that can be used to cook, but the main ways that make the snails taste the best are boiled snails, fry with butter, and fry with lemongrass and chili. All of these ways of cooking smell so good, especially the fry with butter one, that it might make your mouth watery. In addition, the spirit of the dish depends mainly on the fish sauce. The fish sauce for snails can be considered legendary because it’s super tasty that everyone loves it. One small tip is in Da Nang, people usually eat snails with a slice of bread dipped in the special sauce. You can try it to experience the feeling of eating like a local.
9. Mixed Rice Paper Salad (Banh Trang Tron)
Banh Trang Tron is absolutely the most favorite street food for Danang students. It includes thin rice paper that is cut into small pieces, boiled quail eggs, beef jerky, fried onions, green onions, chopped papaya and green mango, crushed peanuts, laksa leaves, and mint leaves. Then all of these ingredients will be mixed well with a super yummy sauce that will be made from sugar, chili, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, satay, and most importantly, tamarind sauce.
Mixed Rice Paper Salad (Banh Trang Tron)
10. Ballut (Trung Vit Lon)
Apparently, balluts can be a serious challenge to visitors, especially for foreigners who have heard of eating fetus duck eggs for the first time. Before eating, you should keep in mind that even if you don’t eat it, it is impossible for the eggs to be born. On top of that, balut is extremely nutritious, it contains a huge amount of protein, lipid, and calcium. Thanks to the nutrition it provides, balluts also can give you a lot of energy for each egg; therefore, you may eat it as a healthy breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Ballut (Trung Vit Lon)
Above are the top 10 must-eat Da Nang Street Food that we believe will leave you with a huge, amazing impression that you should not skip. Come to try these unique and tasty dishes for a memorable and delightful time. Let's see our best Da Nang tours to find the great ones and discover this amazing city.
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