Mi Quang

Quang Noodles - da nang street food

Quang Noodles is one of the must-try Da Nang street foods

  • English name: Quang Noodles. This is the name for a noodle dish originating from the Quang Nam and Da Nang regions.

  • Ingredients: Mi Quang features thin yellow rice noodles made from rice flour, grains, and eggs. It is served with various fresh herbs, pork, shrimp, chicken, and snakehead fish. The broth for this noodle dish is simmered to perfection from pork bones. A bowl of Quang Noodle will be finally topped with roasted peanuts, finely chopped scallions, and sliced chili.

  • How to enjoy: The dish is served in a bowl, and diners enjoy this noodle dish using chopsticks. It can also be served with crispy sesame rice crackers.

  • Price: 1,2 - 2,4 USD/bowl

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Ms. Mua restaurant: 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong, Da Nang

  • Ms. Lu restaurant: 32 Nguyen Van Linh, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Mi Quang 1A: 1 Hai Phong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Sau restaurant: 37B Pham Quang Anh, Son Tra, Da Nang

Quang Noodles ranks among the top dishes you should try when visiting Da Nang. Originating from the Da Nang region, this dish boasts local ingredients and preparation methods. Widely available across the city, it offers a rich and nutritious blend to serve visitors to the area.

Cao Lau

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Cao Lau - specialty in Da Nang

  • English name:  Hoi An style noodles. The Vietnamese name of this dish means "on the upper floor." It originates from the idea of enjoying delicious food from high above to admire the beautiful surrounding scenery.

  • Ingredients: Cao Lau is a local noodle dish characterized by its thick, yellow noodles crafted from flour mixed with ash from a local plant. Cao Lau is accompanied by tender slices of char siu pork roast, crunchy pork skin, greens, and a little tender broth. This dish distinguishes itself from Quang Noodles with its richer, denser broth and the addition of char siu pork roast. 

  • How to enjoy: Cao Lau is served in a bowl and you will use chopsticks to enjoy it. Unlike typical noodle dishes where you take big bites, you should savor it slowly to fully appreciate its rich flavors.

  • Price: 1,2 - 2,4 USD/bowl

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Cao Lau Phuoc: K18 Nguyen Duy Hieu, An Hai Dong, Son Tra, Da Nang

  • Cao Lau Thuy: K227/34 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Cao Lau Hoai Pho: 255 Nguyen Tri Thanh, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Originating from Hoi An, Cao Lau was introduced by Chinese and Japanese traders during the 17th century when Hoi An was a bustling trading port. It represents a fusion of culinary cultures between the Chinese and Vietnamese people over many historical transitions. Cao Lai is also a signature dish of Central Vietnam that you should definitely try when visiting Da Nang.

Bun Mam Nem

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Enjoy Bun Mam Nem in Da Nang City

  • English name: Rice noodles with Nem fish sauce.

  • Ingredients: This dish comprises vermicelli noodles served with boiled pork, pork patty, assorted herbs, roasted peanuts, sliced cucumber, and notably, mixed with fermented fish sauce, called "Mam Nem." Mam Nem is a type of fish sauce fermented from fish. It has a rich salty taste and can be made with whole fish or finely ground fish. When mixed with vermicelli noodles, Mam Nem needs to be supplemented with sugar, minced pineapple, minced garlic, lemon juice, and chili to balance its saltiness and enhance its flavor.

  • How to enjoy: The dish of vermicelli is also served in a bowl alongside the ingredients. The prepared Mam Nem sauce is served separately, so you can adjust its saltiness according to your preference. 

  • Price: 1,2 - 2,4 USD/bowl

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Ms. Lien restaurant: 52 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Van restaurant: K23/14 Tran Ke Xuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Dong restaurant: 145 Huynh Thuc Khang, Binh Hien, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Mam Nem is a specialty fish sauce of Da Nang. However, due to its distinctive flavor, not everyone finds it easy to enjoy this dish on their first try. If you are accustomed to fish sauce or have developed a taste for it, this vermicelli dish is incredibly flavorful and worth sampling.

Banh Canh Ruong

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Banh Canh Ruong rural bowls - Da Nang street foods

  • English name: Rice Field Noodle. This dish is named as such because, in the past, eateries serving this dish were often situated near rice fields. 

  • Ingredients: This dish features thick round noodles, served with fish patty, shrimp, boiled quail eggs, minced grilled fish, and fried shallots. Banh Canh Ruong is immersed in a rich, distinctive reddish-orange broth. Finally, it is garnished with chopped scallions and herbs on top.

  • How to enjoy: You can enjoy it as is or enhance the flavor with a dash of vinegar, lime, and chili.

  • Price: 1,2 - 2,4 USD/bowl

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Banh Canh Ruong: 20 Ha Thi Than, An Hai Trung, Son Tra, Da Nang

  • Ms. Cuc restaurant: 82 - 84 Bui Duong Lich, Nai Hien Dong, Son Tra, Da Nang

  • Ms. Phuong restaurant: K27, 03 Ngu Hanh Son, Bac My Phu, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang

Banh Canh Ruong is a traditional, rustic dish originating from the rural areas of Da Nang. Its ingredients are attached to the daily life of farmers who cultivate fields and catch fish.

Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo

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Da Nang Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo - Pork rice paper roll

  • English name: Pork rice paper roll

  • Ingredients: This dish consists of rice paper used to wrap a rich filling, then dipped in prepared Mam Nem sauce. The filling typically includes boiled pork, boiled shrimp, rice noodles, pineapple, cucumber, green banana, starfruit, various herbs, garlic, and sliced chili.

  • How to enjoy: The ingredients of the dish are presented on separate plates, then you will select your preferred components and roll them into wraps. Afterward, you dip the rolls into Mam Nem sauce and enjoy.

  • Price: 1,6 - 6 USD/set

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Mau restaurant: 35 Do Thuc Tinh, Cam Le, Da Nang

  • Tran restaurant: 4 Le Duan, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Dai Loc restaurant: 27/2 Thai Phien, Hai Chau, Da Nang

This dish is a delicious blend of various fresh ingredients, complemented by the flavorful Mam Nem dipping sauce. It is also quite healthy due to its abundance of vegetables and lean, boiled meats. Moreover, the interactive element of selecting your own ingredients to roll adds an enjoyable culinary experience to the dish.

Banh Xeo

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Da Nang street foods - Banh Xeo

  • English name: Sizzling pancake. The name of the dish originates from the cooking process. "Xeo" - “Sizzling" - refers to the sound when pouring batter into hot oil to fry the pancake.

  • Ingredients: Banh Xeo features a crunchy, golden-yellow rice flour shell tinted with turmeric, enveloping a rich filling of minced meat, shrimp, bean sprouts, and mung beans. This dish is accompanied by an array of herbs and dipped into a tangy-sweet and sour sauce.

  • How to enjoy: You will take a sheet of rice paper, wrap a portion of crispy Banh Xeo along with herbs, and then dip it into the sauce before enjoying.

  • Price: 1 - 2 USD/set

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Ms. Tinh restaurant: K280/14 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Muoi restaurant: 23 Chau Thi Vinh Te, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang

  • Ms. Duong restaurant: K280/23 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang

This dish combines the freshness of accompanying vegetables with the crispy, slightly greasy Banh Xeo, filled with flavorful meat and prawns.

Nem Lui

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Nem Lui Da Nang 

  • English name: Vietnamese pork skewer

  • Ingredients: The pork piece is made from finely minced pork, seasoned to perfection, and then molded onto a wooden skewer. The skewered meat is then grilled over a charcoal stove.

  • How to enjoy: Similar to Banh Xeo, this dish is also served rolled in rice paper along with various herbs and vegetables. However, the dipping sauce for nem lui is distinct and thicker in consistency. It is made from glutinous rice flour, peanuts, shallots, and minced meat, creating a rich and flavorful dipping sauce.

  • Price: 1,2 - 2,4 USD/set.

  • Suggested eateries

- Ms. Duong restaurant: K280/23 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang

- Ms. Ngoc restaurant: 228 Dong Da, Hai Chau, Da Nang

- Ms. Muoi restaurant: 23 Chau Thi Vinh Te, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang

Pro tip: It is common to find nem lui being sold alongside Banh Xeo since they come with similar accompaniments. You can try both dishes together.

Seafood Dishes

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Da Nang sea food to try

It would be a significant omission if I didn't mention Da Nang seafood in this list. Da Nang while being a coastal city offers an abundance of seafood options. From night markets to street-side eateries, you will easily spot bustling seafood stalls with freshly caught delights of the day.

Da Nang Seafood restaurant has a wide options for dining menu.  Here is a list of dishes you can sample in Da Nang:

  • Stir-fried crab with tamarind sauce

  • Stir-fried sea snails with salted eggs

  • Grilled spicy chili squid

  • Grilled scallops or oysters with garlic butter

  • Seafood hotpot

  • Steamed cockles with lemongrass, etc.

The price of each dish can range from 1.8 to 4 USD. Some suggested eateries for you: 

  • Hai San Pho: 51 Vo Nguyen Giap, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang

  • Hai San Lao Dai: A2 - 1 Vo Van Kiet, Son Tra, Da Nang

  • Be Anh: 14 - 15 Ho Nghinh, Phuoc My, Son Tra, Da Nang

  • Moc Quan: 26 To Hien Thanh, Son Tra, Da Nang

Banh Mi

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Banh Mi Da Nang

  • English name: Vietnamese bread

  • Ingredients: The crispy and fragrant bread crust encases a rich filling that varies depending on the type, consisting of pork, pate, sausage, pickled veggies, herbs, and either chili sauce or mayonnaise.

  • How to enjoy: The best Banh Mi is when it is still hot, with a crispy crust and a warm filling. Make sure to enjoy it right out of the oven, as leaving it too long can make the crust go soggy.

  • Price: 0,6 - 1,6 USD/bread

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Ms. Chi: Phan Dinh Phung intersection, Phan Chau Trinh, Le Loi

  • Ms. Lan: 62 Trung Nu Vuong

  • Mr. Ty: 272 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Banh Mi is a famous Vietnamese street delicacy that has earned its reputation worldwide. In Da Nang City, the food is readily available at many street-side stalls. This takeaway dish is no doubt an essential inclusion in your bucket list of Da Nang street foods.

Banh Bot Loc

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Banh Bot Loc Da Nang

  • English name: Chewy tapioca dumpling

  • Ingredients: Banh Bot Loc is a dish featuring a translucent, soft, and chewy tapioca flour outer layer filled with shrimp and meat. It is steamed to perfection on banana leaves to enhance its delicious aroma.

  • How to enjoy: The dumplings are arranged on a plate or wrapped in banana leaves. You will use your hands to unwrap them, then use chopsticks to dip them into the sweet and sour dipping sauce.

  • Price: 0,6 - 1,2 USD/dish

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • An Thanh restaurant: 510 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Be restaurant: 100 Hoang Van Thu, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Banh Bot Loc is a beloved and widely enjoyed Vietnamese street snack. It is particularly prevalent in the central regions of the country. These dumplings boast a clear, elastic skin and are filled with whole shrimp, providing a unique taste sensation. Sampling this Da Nang street food is essential for experiencing both the dish itself and the innovative culinary techniques of the local residents.


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Che - Da Nang delicious dessert street food

  • English name: Sweet soup or sweet porridge

  • Ingredients: There are various types of Che - traditional Vietnamese dessert made from ingredients like beans, seeds, glutinous rice, sweet corn, grains, coconut milk, fruits, tapioca pearls, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc.

  • How to enjoy: It is common to pair this dish with crushed ice. Given its usual sweetness, adding ice is essential to temper it. Served in cups or small bowls, you will use a spoon to mix the ingredients before indulging.

  • Price: 0,6 - 1,2 USD/dish

  • Suggested eateries: 

  • Ms. Lien restaurant: 80 Le Thanh Nghi, Hoa Cuong Bac, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Che Chom Hom: Phan Chau Trinh, Hai Chau, Da Nang

  • Ms. Cham restaurant: 187 Hai Thanh, Thanh Khe, Da Nang

Che serves as a traditional dessert or snack. It is especially delightful and refreshing on hot summer days. Its diverse ingredients also contribute to the visually appealing array of colors thoughtfully presented.

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