Recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Nha Trang has become a popular Vietnam destination which attracts a huge number of tourists from every single part of the world each year.
The city is not only famous for stunning beaches but also renowned for its distinctive cuisine. This tailor-made Nha Trang Food Tour is designed to enable travelers to sample the special dishes in this beautiful coastal city.
Nha Trang – a coastal city with irresistible charms (Source: Internet)
There are a lot of worth-trying dishes in Nha Trang that travelers should try. It will take days to explore Nha Trang Cuisine if you have no guides or plans in advance. Hence, Nha Trang food tours are made to provide visitors with memorable experiences in a short time.
This article will list out some must-eat foods in Nha Trang that any travelers should never miss.
Fresh seafood is always available in Nha Trang (Source: Internet)
Of course, you cannot leave a coastal town without trying seafood. There are plenty of seafood eateries alongside the white sandy beaches of Nha Trang. Travelers can stop at any eateries because most of them provide great dishes. Supplied by the local fishing villages, a wide assortment of giant prawns, squid, urchins, crabs, jellyfish, and shellfish of all shapes and sizes are available for visitors to try.
You can choose live or frozen sea creatures on your own, and the price will be valued by weight. Once the price is confirmed, you can have it steamed, barbecued, fried, or prepared in a hotpot. Some highly recommended foods are grilled red snapper, pan-fried squid with pork stuffing in tomato sauce, and shrimp in tamarind sauce.
2. Grilled fermented pork roll (Nem Nuong)
Also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s fermented pork roll, “Nem nuong” is a cannot-miss dish in any tailor-made Nha Trang Food Tours.
“nem nuong” Nha Trang (Source: Internet)
It is usually served with sweet and spicy fish sauce, pickled green papaya, and raw herbs. In local restaurants, it is often served with platters of fermented pork that’s grilled on a coal brazier, rice paper, lettuce leaves, fresh herbs, chillies, garlic, and rice vermicelli (bún). Customers can customize their dishes basing on their own preference.
There is another type of fermented pork roll called “nem chua”. It is often bought to home as a gift.
3. Nha Trang Beef Steak (Bo Ne)
“Bo Ne” – a Nha Trang special dish (Source: Internet)
“Bo Ne” is the Nha Trang interpretation of egg and steak. Sizzling cuts of steak are marinated and often accompanied with pate, eggs, and chili sauce. All served in a hotplate, these often come with toasted baguette and a small serving of fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and vinegar. Dip the steak into the sauce and use the bread to polish the egg yolk and pate off.
4. Rice Cake with Quail Eggs (Banh Can)
“Banh Can” Nha Trang (Source: Internet)
“Banh Can” is a Nha Trang specialty which is actually crispy rice cake topped with quail egg, fresh or dried meat and seafood. These cakes can be easily found in several eateries around Nha Trang. The dishes are freshly prepared in small circular pans over a cold brazier and are sold in pairs. The best way to eat “Banh can” is to dip it into the sauce which is made with fish sauce, chillies, lime, and garlic. Fresh herbs are served alongside.
5. Crispy Pancake (Banh Xeo)
“Banh Xeo” – Vietnamese Crepe (Source: Internet)
“Banh Xeo” is another crispy cake which is considered “Vietnamese Crepe” made of rice flour, coconut milk, and turmeric. The cake is pan-fried with a variety of ingredients such as pork slices, shrimps, sliced onions, bean sprouts, and mushrooms. You can get the best taste when eating it with lettuce, herbs and sweet fermented peanut butter sauce. Sometimes people use rice paper to wrap “banh xeo” and all other additional ingredients to make it tastier to eat. It is absolutely a great appetizer that visitors should try.
6. Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga)
Vietnamese chicken curry (Source: Internet)
“Ca ri ga” is the Vietnamese name of chicken curry which is actually a combination of chicken, carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger, and peas cooked in a rich coconut curry sauce. This delicacy is usually served with rice, noodles, or warmed bread. Compared to Indian, Thai or Cambodian types of curry, the Vietnamese variant is milder and lighter, which is great for lunch or light dinner.
There are also many other delicacies in Nha Trang that are worth sampling. The 6 dishes listed by nhatrangbeachreviews.com above are the most recommended by both locals and tourists. Your tailor-made Nha Trang Food Tour would never be complete if you do not try these special dishes.