My Quang is Da Nang’s definitive dish, featuring rice noodles that are tinted yellow using turmeric and bone broth seasoned with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot, and garlic. Meat toppings include river shrimp, boiled quail eggs, and roast pork, though some eateries use fish, chicken and beef slices. Lastly, the ensemble is topped with an array of fresh herbs such as basil, peanuts, coriander, lettuce, sliced banana flowers, and sesame rice crackers. You can also opt for chili peppers for a spicy kick to the ensemble.
It is sold in any local restaurants or markets in Da Nang, a bowl of My Quang costs between VND 15,000 and VND 30,000.
Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Sliced pork rolled with rice paper)
Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (sliced pork rolled with rice paper) is one of Da Nang specialities. It is a combination of fresh ingredients such as belly pork, fresh vegetables, slices of cucumber and green bananas. All things are wrapped in soft rice paper and eaten with dipping sauce. This dish is famous because of carefully selected ingredients, which makes perfect taste.
Bun Mam (noodle with fish sauce) is a favorite food of the locals. Bun mam is made of vermicelli, pork or roasted pork, vegetables, unripe papaya, peanuts and, of course, anchovy fish sauce. The burst of flavors in the palate when sipping the soup is to die for. As the name suggests, the exquisiteness of this dish depends mostly on its anchovy fish sauce.
Bun Cha Ca
The noodle is one of the signature dishes of Da Nang cuisine. Grilled fish cake made from many kinds of fresh fish including lizardfish, barracuda and mackerel. The broth is cooked with various kinds of vegetables such as pumpkin, cabbage, pineapple, tomato and dried bamboo shoots, which makes it very tasty and healthy. The amazing mixture of the various flavours really gives a delicious taste.
Chao Tom (Sugarcane Prawn)
Chao tom is a type of grilled appetiser which is made of shrimp and garlic paste wrapped around a piece of sugarcane. Soft, rich, with a sweet-savoury flavour, the meaty paste is then removed from the sugarcane, wrapped in lettuce leaves with local herbs, and dipped in fish sauce. Chao tom is often paired with local beer or wine. Alternatively, you can also chew on the sugarcane to enjoy its sweet juice.
Banh Trang Dap
“Banh Trang Dap” is an original dish of Da Nang. It is a super simple, fun and yummy snack that you can easily find along streets.
"Banh trang” means rice cracker and “dap” literally means “to hit” or “to crush”. People hit the wet rice cakes and rice crackers to stick them together. Then they break them into small pieces, dip in the sauce and enjoy.
Rau Cau Trai Dua (Coconut Jelly)
Light, refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness, you can find numerous dessert cafes selling rau cau trai dua (coconut jelly) along Bach Dang Street. Priced around VND 25,000, this Da Nang dessert is served in a coconut shell (with its flesh still intact), its top layer is custard-like coconut cream while the bottom consists of jelly that is from coconut water.