7 must-try dishes in Nha Trang

Nha Trang attracts visitors not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its cuisine. Let’s check out Top 7 should-not-miss street foods which are voted by travelers to Nha Trang.

Bun Cha Ca

Bun Cha Ca - Nha Trang cuisine tour

Bun Cha Ca Nha Trang

Bun Cha Ca is to Nha Trang people what pho is to Hanoians. Made using sweet and savory flavors the soup is simmered with markerel bones and served with rice vermicelli and baked or steamed chopped fish together with some onion and chili.

You can find Bun Cha Ca everywhere in Nha Trang city, but some of the most popular stalls are Nam Beo (B2 Apartment on Phan Boi Chau Street); Nguyen Loan (Ngo Gia Tu Street); or the stall at 23 Yet Kieu Street.

Bun Sua

Bun Sua - Nha Trang cuisine tour

Bun Sua Nha Trang

Bun Sua has the same ingredients as bun cha ca; the only different ingredients are jellied fish and ground fish patties prepared in three different ways – steamed, deep fried, and barbecued. Bun sua is served with chopped herbs, red pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Some good addresses to have bun sua are stalls at 87 Yersin, Nam Beo on Phan Boi Chau Street or Nguyen Loan on Ngo Gia Tu street.

Nem Nuong

Ninh Hoa – 34km from Nha Trang city – is well known for its nem chua (fermented pork rolls). In Nha Trang, this specialty is served in another way – the fermented porked rolls are grilled directly on the fire of coal brazier, then rolled in rice paper with raw herbs for dipping into a sauce with pickled green papaya.

Nem Nuong - Nha Trang street food tour

Nem Nuong Nha Trang

Each food stall has its own method of making it. Try it at Dang Van Quyen (4 Phan Boi Chau & 16A Lan Ong); Ngoc Tien (59 Le Thanh Phuong); Nha Trang (39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai) or Vu Thanh An (15 Le Loi).

Banh Can

Banh can is similar to banh khot in the south. Banh can are small rice caked cooked in clay dishes over a pot of hot coals. The shell of the cake is made from rice flour, and the filling varies from pork meat and mushrooms to shrimp or cuttle-fish. Banh can are dipped in a special sauce made from fish sauce, chopped green onions, and ground red chili and meat, together with some chopped sour mango.

The most popular stalls are on Ly Thanh Ton (open in the evening only); 151 Hoang Van Thu; 51 To Hien Thanh; 47 Yersin; 3A Thap Ba.

Banh Can - Nha Trang street food tour

Banh Can Nha Trang

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Banh uot

Banh uot are similar to banh cuon (steamed rolled rice pancakes) in Hanoi. They are made from steamed rice flour rolled with ground pork, mushroom, dried onion and served with fish sauce. Try hot banh uot at Ninh Hoa restaurant (9 Le Loi); 43 Truong Dinh; Ha restaurant at 23/10 street; 16A Hong Linh; 1 Cao Ba Quat.

Banh Uot - Nha Trang cuisine tour

Banh uot Nha Trang


Fresh seafood of Nha Trang - Nha Trang cusine tour

Fresh seafood of Nha Trang

Seafood in Nha Trang is simply the best. Besides popular seafoods such as lobster, Nha Trang has plenty of its own specialties like cow fish served in many different ways.

In the evening, seafood stalls near Tran Phu Bridge and on Thap Ba street are crowded. Chieu Anh 2 and Bien Hong are two of the most popular.

Other restaurants are Viet Pho (18 Le Dai Hanh) and Hai Dang at the end of Pham Van Dong Street, where you can enjoy both the seafood and the panorama view of Nha Trang at night.

Grilled Beef

Established 55 years ago, Lac Canh’s Grilled Beef is one of the oldest restaurants in Nha Trang. The beef here is not important from America or Australia, instead, the secret to making it so wonderful is secret mix of honey and over ten kinds of spices. The recipe is handed down from generation to generation in the family. The beef is cubed and the customers grill their own on small charcoal stoves so they can enjoy the dish in their own way. This Nha Trang institution can be found at 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem.

Grilled beef at Lac Canh Restaurant - Nha Trang cuisine tour

Grilled beef at Lac Canh Restaurant

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