Here are travel tips, transportation means, food guide, shopping guide in Da Nang, Central Vietnam.
Danang is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam
Means of transportation in Da Nang city
Taxi in Da Nang
Currently in Danang there are 6 companies operating Taxi for customers. In any time, taxi service is always considerate.
Cyclo in Danang.
To experience the old quarter tourists coming here can try a cyclo tour around the city.
Yachts on Han River.
With this yacht, visitors can visit the bay of Danang, Cham Island, enjoy the unique art items on Han River and Danang Bay at affordable prices.
Danang has built bus routes for travel needs. The bus routes are daily transportation means for people, cargo of inner city and neighboring provinces. This is probably the most convenient means to travel around the city for those who are not aware of Danang’s streets.
Food Guide/Where to eat?
Bo De Dat Ma (Bodhidharma Tea)
Enjoy Vietnamese tea with Trinh music, or Medley music. Bodhidharma is the space for the tea ceremonies and meditation. Hided in a small alley, address: 36/17 Pham Van Nghi, Danang, Bodhidharma Tea is rustic, simple, and harmonized with nature but very luxurious.
Gỏi cá Nam Ô – Nam Ô fish rolls
Nam O Fish rolls is the famous food specialties of Danang. This dish is made from raw fish such as sardines, anchovies … But herring is the most delicious for this dish. Firstly, the head, tail, stomach, bones are removed, the fishes are sliced into two fillets and sliced into pieces. The pieces are dipped into the mixture of ginger, galingale, minced garlic, lemon, vinegar… for about an hour until the fish meat becomes medium rare after absorbing all the spices. But a good dish must have special sauce including Nam O fish sauce, chilli, tapioca, sweet sauce made up characterized dipping saurce for vegetables and the rolls.You need basic rolling technique to try this dish. Thanh Huong restaurant 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang is the best address for this dish.
Best addresses of Nam Ô fish rolls in Danang:
1. Gỏi Cá Nam Ô – 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang, Lien Chieu District, Danang
2. Gỏi Cá Bà Mỳ – 11 Mai Lao Bang, Hải Châu District, Danang
3. Quán Sáu Hào – Đặc Sản Gỏi Cá – 232 Tran Cao Van, Thanh Khe District, Danang
4. Gỏi cá A Tư Quán – 41 To Huu, Hai Chau District, Danang
Ram cuốn cải – Spring rolls with cabbage leaves
A name that did not sound strange to many people and tourists. The fillings include meat, vermicelli and minced mushrooms which were mixed with spices. The fillings are placed in the middle of rice sheet and rolled, then fried. When tasting the rolls, herbs and cabbage leaves eaten together and dipped into sweet and sour sauce. Cabbage leaves are the part that bring own special flavor for the dish.
Best addresses of Spring rolls in Danang:
1. Groups of stalls on Le Duan street
2. Chợ Cồn food zone
3. Street food zone under Tran Thi Ly Bridge.
Ốc hút – Spicy snail/escargots/ sucking snails
In any season of the year when traveling to Da Nang, you can also taste the real attraction here. Sucking snails are small snails sautéed with lemon grass and chili, but the dish has special tastes. The reason the dish is called sucking snails is that you have to put your mouth at the opening of the shell, and suck the opening.
Snails are soaked into water and wait until they are drained, take out and eat hot. This is one of the best street foods in Danang.
Best addresses of sucking snails:
1. Street food zone under Tran Thi Ly Bridge.
2. On the food zone of 2/9 street (the way to Sunwheel)
3. Bắc Mỹ An market
4. Quán ốc hút Cây Bàng – 59 Ong Ich Duong street, Cam Le District, Danang
5. Kiều Kiều II: 326 Le Duan street, Thanh Khe District, Danang
Mỳ Quảng – Vietnamese Tumeric Noodle soup from Quang Nam
Originate from Quang Nam province, and unlike Hanoi noodle soup, Quang noodles have many different kinds to choose: egg noodles, beef noodles, noodle with jellyfish, fish noodles, chicken noodle, shrimp noodles. Moreover, the price is very cheap. The noodles are rice noodles, which are tinted yellow with turmeric.
The broth is made by simmering meat or bone in water for a more intense flavor, seasoned with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot and garlic. Extras ingredients include hard-boiled egg, crushed peanuts, Vietnamese steamed pork sausage (chả), chili pepper or chilli sauce, fresh vegetables such as: water mint , basil, Ipomoea aquatica, Vietnamese coriander, sliced banana flower, and lettuce.
Best addresses of My Quang:
1. Mỳ quảng Bà Mua – 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hai Chau District, or 229 Ong Ich Duong, Cam Le District, Danang
2. Mỳ quảng Bà Lữ – 126 Ham Nghi street, Da nang
3. Mỳ Quảng Bà Vị – 166 Le Dinh Duong street
4. Mỳ Quảng Đinh Tiên Hoàng – 53/54 Ong Ich Khiem street
5. Mỳ Quảng Bà Ngân – 108 Dong Da street
6. Mỳ quảng 1A Hai Phong street
Bánh bèo – Steamed rice cakes with dried shrimp
Steamed rice flour cakes with dried shrimp is idyllic food here, you can find in any streets and lanes in Da Nang. Steamed rice flour cakes with dried shrimp is distinguished by its shape and way to eat. Cake is placed on the small, round bowl, put on a plate and sprinkled on top of filling. Banh beo can be made from lean meats, mushrooms, shrimp … all create a mixture with beautiful orange color. Each cup of Steamed rice flour cakes with dried shrimp is about VND 1,500.
Best addresses of steamed rice flour cakes with dried shrimp:
1. Bánh bèo Bà Bé – 100 Hoang Van Thu Street
2. Bánh Bèo Bà Tiên -164/1 Hoang Dieu Street
3. Bánh bèo 37 Ham Nghi street
4. Bánh bèo K52/16 Ong Ich Duong street
5. Hot steamed rice: 316 Nui Thanh Street
Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo – Rice sheet rolls with pork
No need to process complicatedly but all diners will enjoy this dis. Pork, only butt and shoulder portion, is steamed to retain sweet taste. Then eat together with fresh vegetable. The most special feature of the dish is dipping sauce – mắm nêm, which create own taste for the dish. Sliced carrot, star fruit, pineapple, green banana and pork are put into rice sheet and rolled, then dipped into mắm nêm.
Best addresses of rice sheet rolls with pork:
1. Bánh tráng thịt heo Trần – 4 Le Duan, Hai Chau District or 28 Duy Tan street
2. Quán Mậu – 35 Do Thuc Tinh, Cam Le District
3. Quán Bà Hường – 35/2 Ham Nghi
4. Quán Bà Mua – 19 Tranh Binh Trong or 231 Dong Da
Bánh xèo – Sizzling cake/pan cake/ Vietnamese savory crepe
Those who’ve been to Da Nang are not less than a time to enjoy this dish. Danang pancakes are made of milled rice flour with egg yolk and turmeric powder, molded on the pan, and the filling is made of shrimp. Pancakes are eaten hot, wrapped in thin rice sheet or cabbage leaves, dipped into soy sauce mixed with pig liver and grind peanuts, which make the sauce fleshy, fat and spicy.
Best addresses of Pancake in Danang:
1. 1. Bánh xèo Bà Dưỡng – K280/23 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District
2. Bánh xèo Lipton: 280/21 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District
3. Bánh xèo Cô Mười – 23 Chau Thi Vinh Te, Ngu Hanh Son District
4. Bánh xèo Bà Ngọc – 228 Dong Da, Hai Chau District
Bê thui Cầu Mống – Cau Mong half-rare beef
Cau Mong half-rare beef is one of the special dishes of Danang, and the dish is impossible not to enjoy for each traveler arriving this land of Da Nang.
Cau Mong half-rare beef when taken out of the oven must successfully be divided into two layers: rare and half-rare. The skin must turn transparent, and soft moderately but still crunchy. The meat must be sliced skillfully, so that each piece includes both lean meat and crunchy skin. The beef pieces are dipped into fish sauce which is made in coastal fishing villages served with a variety of fresh vegetables.
Shopping guide/Where to buy?
Coopmart Da Nang
You can go shopping at Coopmart Da Nang, which is a modern combination. There are many kinds of services here to satisfy shopping demand of consumers. This is also entertainment place for tourists travelling to Da Nang.
Han Market has long history, which was established in 1940s of the last century, from a spontaneous sale zone of a group of people. But with the advantage of location, Han market is growing and growing, and has became a big market. Some Chinese and Vietnamese businessmen have built around the market a very busy commercial area with grocery, gold, silver, medicine… stores