Top 5 intriguing dishes not to be missed in Nha Trang

Published:  10:32 Wednesday - June 05, 2013

Top 5 intriguing dishes not to be missed in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is not only famous for its exotic beaches, but also many delicious and unique dishes.

1.  Nem nướng (Grilled nem)

Talking about the cuisine of Nha Trang, people will surely mention "nem nướng" (girlled nem) Ninh Hoa or Nha Trang. The ingredient contains "nem chua" or "nem nuong". However, almost tourists would like to enjoy "nem nuong" and buy "nem chua" as a gift for the close ones.

"Nem Ninh Hoa" also uses julienne pigskin as "nem chua Thanh Hoa". However, instead of wrapping nem in banana leaves, "nem Nha Trang" is wrapped by “ lá chùm ruột” or starfruit leaf to make aroma.

Enjoying "nem Ninh Hoa", you will feel the aroma of meat, sweet sour, crispy, and spicy blended together, it is very interesting!. In particular, nem nuong (grilled nem) is served with green papaya salad that brings a new flavor.

Nem nuong Ninh Hoa (Grilled nem Ninh Hoa)

2. Grilled beef Lac Canh

Grilled beef is alo one of the specialties in Nha Trang. Gourmets usually say that “ Coming to Nha Trang without enjoying grilled beef Lac Canh, it means that you just only know Nha Trang a half”. Although this is just a joke, it is really not exaggerating. In culinary handbook of foreign visitors, there is always the address of the restaurant serving grilled beef Lac Canh.

The secret of making delicious beef is on recipes. They mix beef meat with honey and more than 10 spices. After then, beef meat is grilled by charcoal. This dish is served with raw vegetables. However, you can also order more bread to eat together.

This dish is served with bread

3. Bun cha ca (Fried fish noodle)

This dish is quite unique with broth stewed from sailfish and bone of mackerel. That makes sweet and delicious broth. A special bowl of fried fish noodle Nha Trang is added jellyfish and “ca dam”.

This dish is served with raw vegetable and a cup of fish sauce. This dish is very suitable for those who want to be on a diet.

Bun cha ca Nha Trang (Fried fish noodle)

4. Seafood of fishing village

As a coastal city, Nha Trang seafood is very rich and fresh. You can enjoy seafood at restaurants or stores along the coast. However, you should visit fishing village to enjoy the fresh seafood which has been caught in the sea. Besides, they also can take you to seafood restaurant at sea by ferry. Here, you can choose the fresh seafood and have seafood processed.

In addition to the shrimp, squid, oysters, snails, you should try the grilled fish in Nha Trang. If you can eat live seafood, you should try salmon.

Fresh seafood

5. Bánh Căn (Can cake)

It wil be an exciting experiences for anyone when sitting around the warm coal stove, watching the skillful bakers pouring flour into the mold, after then enjoy the hot cake in a windy day. Banh Can is a popular dish in the Central region and the South.

The ingredient contains rice flour, fat, eggs, and scallions. Today, there are many kind of banh can with cake-filling from shrimp, squid. "Banh Can" is served with the raw vegetable and sweet and sour sauce mixed from Nha Trang fish sauce and other spices such as onions, peppers, garlics…

You can enjoy this dish on Le Thanh Ton street and Nguyen Thien Thuat street.

"Banh Can" Nha Trang

 Translated by Nguyen Hao

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