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2.0 Local Food- Nha Trang

One of the most touristic places if you look at restaurants. You’ll find more non-local restaurants than local in the centre, but that shouldn’t hold you back from trying Nha Trang’s specialties, because they are very tasty!

Specialty food

  • Nem Nuong (fermented pork roll)
    You can eat this dish fresh or grilled. Mostly, it’s grilled. The roll is served with raw herbs, dipping sauce and pickled green papaya. You can enjoy this dish whenever you want. As a snack, appetizer or with rice or noodles. The grilled pork is heavily marinated in a paste made with sugar, black pepper and garlic. After that they are wrapped around bamboo and grilled until it’s well cooked. Served with a platter of fresh herbs, pickled vegetables and rice paper to wrap all the ingredients together.
    Try it at: Nem Nuon Vu Thanh An - 15 Le Loi 
  • Bun Cha Sua (vermicelli with fish)
    This dish, made of rice vermicelli, jellyfish and steamed sailfish filet is very popular in a place like Nha Trang. With a sweet and savoury fish broth and some eateries add in crab, shrimp and pork to ensemble.
    Where? you can find it at Bach Dang Street and Nha Trang’s street markets.
  • Bo Ne (Nha Trang beef steak)
    A popular dish as breakfast. Marinated skirt steak in various spices that comes with a dollop of pate, eggs and chili sauce. Often served with condiments, toasted baguette and a small serving of fresh greens. Dip the beef in a mix of salt, pepper, lime and use the baguette to polish off the remaining egg yolk and pate from the hotplate. 
  • Banh Cuon (rolled cake)
    Similar to all the other famous spring rolls in Vietnam. The steamed flower rice papers are filled with ground pork, minced wood ear mushrooms and onions. The rolls are mostly topped with shrimp floss, coriander and herbs. The sweet-sour dipping sauce will finish the dish. You can find them at many street markets and local restaurants. 
  • Banh Can (rice cake with quail eggs)
    A popular snack in the Central and South regions of Vietnam. The snack consists of rice flour, spring onion, lard and eggs. They are served with a special sweet and sour dipping sauce made from Nha Trang’s famous fish sauce and raw vegetables. 
  • Ca Ri Ga (Vietnamese curry)
    This Vietnamese curry is served with rice, noodles or a warm baguette. It’s made with chicken, sweet potatoes, ginger, carrots and peas cooked in a rich coconut curry sauce. Comparing to the other curry countries (Thailand, Cambodia and India) is the curry in Vietnam milder and lighter. 

Here are some amazing restaurants you should try now you find out what you should eat in Nha Trang!

Local restaurants

  • Lac Canh Restaurant
    Address: 44D Nguyen Binh Khiem, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Vit Tiem 69 Bach Dang
    Address: 69 Bach Dang Street, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 11:00 to 00:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Lang Viet
    Address: 01B Trang Quang Khai, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 07:00 to 02:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Nem Nuong Dang Van Quyen
    Address: 16A Lan Ong, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 11:00 to 00:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Lanterns
    Address: 30A Nguyen Thien Thuat
    Opening hours: 07:00 to 23:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Nha Trang Xua
    Address: Thai Thong, Vinh Thai
    Opening hours: 08:00 to 21:00
    Price: mid-range
  • 15 Le Loi
    Address: 15 Le Loi, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 10:30 to 20:00
    Price: cheap
  • Thao Nguyen Restaurant
    Address: Nha Trang Night Market | Nha Trang Night Market, Nha Trang, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 14:00 to 23:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Yen’s Restaurant
    Address: 73/6 Tran Quang Khai | Lobby of the Ha Van Hotel, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 11:00 to 22:00
    Website: https://www.havanhotel.com/yensrestaurant.html
    Price: mid-range
  • Nha Trang View Restaurant
    Address: Lau Ong Tu, Tran Phu, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 06:30 to 22:30
    Website: http://www.nhatrangview.com.vn
    Price: mid-range
  • Grill Garden
    Address: 21 Biet Thu Street, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 17:00 to 22:00
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/grillgarden.nhatrang/?ref=page_internal
    Price: mid-range
  • Cookbook cafe
    Address: 32-34 Tran Phu Street | Intercontinental Nha Trang Hotel, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 06:30 to 22:30
    Website: http://nhatrang.intercontinental.com/cookbook-cafe
    Price: luxe