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April 25, 2019
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What To Eat In The Middle Of Vietnam?

The cuisine of Vietnam is not only an interesting theme in Vietnam, but also in many countries. Food is one of the reasons which makes many people in the world desire to visit this S shaped country. The South, the Middle and the North has its own characteristics – each one brings interesting experiences to you. These foods below will lead you to the cuisine’s world that you should try as much as you can whenever you visit the Middle of Vietnam.

  1. Mi Quang – Quang style noodle soup

This food is the local one which is from Quang Nam province so it is called “mi Quang”. Mi Quang is famous everywhere in Vietnam, so it would be much more amazing to try its original taste in the Middle – especially in Hoi An. The main ingredients are shrimp, pork, rice paper, some kinds of vegetable and the local fish sauce, the local materials will bring the perfect experience to you. Mi Quang is the first one that you should not miss in this region.

Price: 25.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Hoi An city: Mi Quang ba Linh – 137 Phan Chau Trinh street

Da Nang city: Mi Quang ba Mua – 19-21 Tran Binh Trong street, Hai Chau district

Mi Quang – Quang style noodle soup

  1. Bun bo Hue – Hue style beef vermicelli soup

Bun bo is a kind of beef noodle which is from Hue city but it is so famous everywhere in Vietnam. It would be more special that you can find the good place to try this food in Hue. The soup is so tasty. Some kinds of vegetable, some beef, noodle and the local chili are the great combination to make an amazing food like Bun bo. You should not miss this food whenever you visit the Middle, let’s try it.

Price: 30.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Hue city: Bun bo Hue “O Phuong” – 24 Nguyen Khuyen street

Hoi An city: Bun bo Minh Hue – 450 Hai Ba Trung, Cam Son ward

Da Nang city: Bun bo ba Dieu – 17 Tran Tong street

Bun bo Hue – Hue style beef vermicelli soup

  1. Bun mam nem – Anchovy sauce with rice vermicelli and roasted pork

Anchovy sauce has a very strong taste. It is so delicious and attractive for those who can love this taste, but it is so hard for those who doesn’t like its smell. Coming to the Middle, you should try this food, because it’s hard to find somewhere original as the Middle. Especially, if you love it – one bowl of this one is not enough, don’t be shy to try more.

Price: 25.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Da Nang city: Bun mam Van – K23/14 Tran Ke Xuong street, Hai Chau district

Hue city: Bun mam nem Me Theo – 64 Ba Trieu street

Bun mam nem – Anchovy sauce with rice vermicelli and roasted pork

  1. Banh canh cha ca – Vietnamese fish cake noodle soup

Many cities in the Middle is along the beach, so seafood is the special one of this region. The fresh fish cake makes this kind of noodle soup sweeter and tastier. This one is also famous everywhere, so you can find it easily.

Price: 25.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Da Nang city: Banh canh Ba Thu – 22 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau district

Nha Trang city: Banh canh cha ca co Lien – 26 Nui Mot street

Banh canh cha ca – Vietnamese fish cake noodle soup

  1. Bun sua – Jellyfish noodle soup

Jellyfish is a famous seafood in the beach regions. Jellyfish makes the soup sweeter and tastier, so jellyfish noodle soup is the food that you should not miss in the Middle. In addition, jellyfish also has some fish cake, fresh fish… to make it more diverse. This food is quite strange, even for Vietnamese. You may love it.

Price: 30.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Da Nang city: Bun sua Thanh – 43 Co Bac street, Hai Chau district

Nha Trang city: Bun sua Min – 170 Bach Dang street

Bun sua – Jellyfish noodle soup

  1. Banh Xeo – Vietnamese crepe

Banh Xeo is not only famous in Vietnam, but also in many countries. Coming to the Middle, you will feel its special taste and experience the way to make it. The shape of Banh Xeo in the Middle is smaller than the South, but the taste is not too different and also delicious. The local vegetables, Vietnamese crepe and some tasty fish sauce will be a great combination to make you feel excited.

Price: 20.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Da Nang city: Banh Xeo ba Duong – 280/23 Hoang Dieu street, Hai Chau district

Hoi An city: Banh Xeo Song Hoai – 59/32 18 Thang 8 street

Nha Trang city: Banh Xeo Chao – 85 To Hien Thanh street

Banh Xeo – Vietnamese pancake

  1. Cao lau – Hoi An style noodle with pork and greens

Coming to the Middle, especially Hoi An, you should try Cao Lau – a famous local food which is not common anywhere in Vietnam. Let’s try its original taste in this region. The noodle, vegetable and even the way to make it are so special and characteristic.

Price: 25.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Hoi An city: Cao Lau Thanh – 26 Thai Phien street. This place has been famous for more than 20 years, you can experience its special and original taste.

Cao lau – Hoi An style noodle with pork and greens

  1. Com ga Tam Ky – Tam Ky rice chicken

Tam Ky is a city in Quang Nam province where the taste of this food is original. The main ingredients are yellow rice, chicken, vegetable and some onions. Fish sauce is the special spice which makes this food delicious. Let’s try to feel it.

Price: 30.000 – 50.000 VND (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Hoi An city: Com ga Ba Buoi – 22 Phan Chau Trinh street

Da Nang city: Com ga My Linh – 222 Hai Phong street, Thanh Khe district

Com ga Tam Ky – Tam Ky rice chicken

  1. Banh can – Mini pancakes with meatball sauce

This food is a traditional one in the Middle. This cake is made from the grilled rice flour and eggs. The fish sauce or anchovy sauce are the most special spice to make it tasty. When you have this food somewhere, you will see the way to make it directly, it looks so yummy and attractive, you may love it.

Price: 20.000 – 30.000/plate of 10 mini pancakes

Recommendation:

Nha Trang city: Banh can 151 Hoang Van Thu street

Da Nang city: Banh can Thuy – 154 Huynh Thuc Khang street, Hai Chau district

Hoi An city: Banh can co Tuat – 182B Ly Thuong Kiet street

Banh can – Mini pancakes with meatball sauce

  1. Traditional cakes

Coming to the Middle – the paradise of many kinds of traditional cakes. It is hard to describe how yummy the taste is. Banh beo (bloating Fern-shaped cake), banh nam (I can’t find the English translation) …with the local fish sauce will definitely bring great feelings to you. You will easily find it everywhere in many cities.

Price: 20.000 – 40.000 VND/place of 10 ones (1-2 USD)

Recommendation:

Hue city: Banh beo ba Do – 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem street

Da Nang city: Banh beo Ba Be – 100 Hoang Van Thu street, Hai Chau district

Hoi An city: Banh beo Ba Bay – 2 Nguyen Thai Hoc street

 

The cuisine of Vietnam is so diverse and attractive. You will be diving into the cuisine’s world to experience a lot. The price is so cheap, you will feel free to enjoy many things and don’t worry about your wallet. Let’s try everything as much as you can.

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