Top must try foods in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is not only famous for the pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving, but also for its special delicacies. All makes Nha Trang become an unforgetable destination for people of all kinds.
Fresh fishes, prawns, squid, crab, lots of shellfish, jellyfish and other seafood are best ingredients to make delicious foods in the city. What to Eat in Nha Trang may be a common question of any tourists coming to the city

Top must-try foods in Nha Trang City

Nha Trang seafoods

Nha Trang Seafoods

NHA TRANG SEAFOODS

There’s no tourist destination city in Vietnam where you can enjoy better seafood than in Nha Trang. Shrimp, crab, jellyfish, a wide range of fishes, shells, squids, snails.. are everywhere in the city. Some specialties of the city are echini, unicorn leatherjacket filefish, white jade snail, salad with white sardine.
Seafood is priced by weight, where you’ll pick your choice of live or frozen sea creatures. Once the price confirmed, you can have it steamed, barbecued, fried, or prepared in a hotpot.
You can also come to fishing village to enjoy seafood and learn more about local life.

Nem nuong Nha Trang

Nem Nuong Nha Trang

NEM NUONG NHA TRANG – Grilled Fermented Pork Roll

When mentioning Nha Trang cuisines, we definitely cannot neglect grilled fermented pork roll, also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s fermented pork roll.
This food has 2 types, which are nem chua (fermented pork) and Nem nuong (grilled pork). Nem nuong is made from pork grinded till it’s smooth. Nem chua is made from thigh and skin of a pig, which are marinated in special spices then rolled in gooseberry leaf and wrapped by banana leaf. Ater being fermented naturally for 3 days, nem chua is available to serve. Because the process of making Nem is completely handmade, Nem is soft, sticky, and tasty. You can try this food with vegetables and rice paper. Do not forget to eat with certain special sauce for Ninh Hoa grilled pork.

Cha ca Nha Trang

Cha Ca Nha Trang

CHA CA NHA TRANG – Fried fish paste

As making cha ca, people often use sardines, mackerel, machete fish, barracuda, flying fish and sailfish but the most delicious part is cha ca made from barracuda – a rare specie. Cha ca is steamed or fried (it smells so good when fried but sweet when steamed). No matter how you cook, Cha ca still has its own characteristics as soft, chewy, sweet and delicate.
In Nha Trang, people often sell Banh Mi (bread) with Cha ca. Banh mi is freshly baked, still hot and crispy. The sweetness and spiciness of Cha ca promise is becoming a favorite breakfast treat for all tourists.

Banh xeo muc Nha Trang

Banh Xeo Muc

BANH XEO MUC – Squid Pancake

Squid pancakes in Nha Trang are similar to pancakes in Saigon but the size is smaller, more crispy. In addition to the required ingredients, these pancakes also have fresh squid and shrimp. All squid are fresh and taken from the wharf. Then, they are washed and cooked immediately to preserve the freshiness. After a while, the ink inside the squid bursts, blending out.
Having banh xeo with fresh vegetable and delicious sour, spicy fish sauce will create an extremely bold flavor which you find it hard to forget.

Banh Can Nha Trang

Banh Can Nha Trang

BANH CAN NHA TRANG – Small Round Rice Pancake

This tiny rice cake is very popular in South Central and South of Vietnam. This dish is made from rice flour, fat, onion, eggs, especially in Nha Trang , Banh Can also has shrimp, fresh squid. Rice is soaked in water until being soft then milled into liquid powder . The secret to have tasty, crispy cakes is when mixing rice flour, cooks often add a little flour made from dried rice.
The best way to enjoy banh can is by dipping it with sauce that’s made with fish sauce, lime, chili, and garlic. Some vendors offer banh can with raw vegetables, pork meatballs, and shredded green mango.

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Bun ca sua Nha Trang

Bun Ca Sua

BUN CA SUA NHA TRANG – Special Nha Trang Vermicelli Soup

A trip to Nha Trang cannot be perfect without trying a bowl of Bun Ca Sua which is considered as a type of rice vermicelli soup served with fried fish paste and jellyfish.
The fish chosen for making fish paste and broth must be fresh. And people usually make them from paradise fish or leatherjacket fish.
The broth is made from fish bones, so it is an essential element that makes the taste of the dish special. Traditionally, rice vermicelli used for Bun Ca Sua sticks together into small round pieces and each fibre of the rice noodle will be separated when put into the boiling broth, allowing diners to feel their softness. The jellyfish have a crunchy and crispy texture.

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Lac Canh Grilled Beef

Lac Canh Grilled Beef

LAC CANH GRILLED BEEF

Lac Canh Grilled Beef Restaurant has been in business for 40 years. It has lasted that long mainly because of its high quality yet affordable dishes which people like coming back to.
Its specialty grilled beef is even more famous because guests will cook it themselves, adding more fun to the whole dining experience. A charcoal brazier and a net grill will be brought to the customer’s table, and the main dish pre-marinated and cut into cubes. Diners have the option of cooking the meat according to their personal taste, whether they like it rare, medium or well done.

A mixed salad of lettuce, tomatoes and onions sprinkled with oil and vinegar is a perfect accompaniment to the meal, along with beer and Vietnamese bread soaked in the marinated sauce. The bread can also be grilled by the diner to make it crispy and spicy.
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Banh Uot Dien Khanh

Banh Uot Dien Khanh

BANH UOT (WET CAKE) DIEN KHANH 

Banh uot (Wet Cake) is a thin crepe made from rice powder and topped with chopped green onion oil, ground shrimp or mung bean paste. This food is served hot with fresh herbs, chewy Vietnamese pork roll and delicious fish sauce dip.
Banh uot can also be eaten with grilled pork, spring roll, Vietnamese beef roll, deep-fried pork fat. In fact, you can enjoy Banh uot in other cities and provinces in Vietnam, but Banh uot sold on Dien Khanh – Nha Trang is steamed in traditional way by using clay stove, cast iron pan and a thin cloth.

Vit Cau Dua

Vit Cau Dua

VIT CAU DUA – Cau Dua Duck

Duck from Cau Dua is considered as the king food, just after bird nest in Nha Trang.
This kind of duck is fed rice and grown in natural lake for 80 days. The duck meet is chewier and less fatty than other kinds of duck. In addition, after being cooked, Cau Dua Duck becomes tender and has no smell of duck. There are various dishes from Cau Dua Duck but I would like to recommend grilled duck and boiled duck which retains the original taste and flavor of duck meat.

Yen Bird's Nest

Yen Bird's Nest

YEN BIRD’S NEST

In Nha Trang, there are a lot of Yen Bird, people take bird’s nest to make some delicious food.
Yen Bird’s nest soup is very famous in Nha Trang and round Vietnam. It is nutritious food that is rich in vitamins and very good for health. The Bird’s nest soup with crab meat is most famous here. The soup is very tasty, sweet and have flavor of sea.

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