Nha Trang is famous for not only its beautiful beaches but also delicious and unique cuisine. If you want to explore Nha Trang’s cuisine, it is recommended to try top specialties of Nha Trang including nem nướng (grilled pork roll), Lac Canh barbecued beef, bún chả cá (rice vermicelli with fish cake) and bánh căn (mini pancake).
Nem nướng (grilled pork roll)
In terms of Nha Trang food and drink, Ninh Hoa or Nha Trang pork roll is a unique dish. The ingredients include fermented and grilled pork roll. However, most of the tourists choose to enjoy baked pork roll and buy fermented pork roll as a gift for relatives and friends.
To make Ninh Hoa pork roll, they use sliced pig skin as the main ingredient, which is similar to Thanh Hoa fermented pork roll. A different point is that instead of being wrapped in banana leaves, the pork roll here is wrapped with star gooseberry leaves or young starfruit leaves to create the fragrance. Eating Ninh Hoa pork roll, you can feel the aromatic smell of meat, sourness, sweetness, crispness and spiciness. In addition, grilled pork roll is served with green papaya salad.
Lac Canh barbecued beef
Barbecued beef is one of the specialties of Nha Trang that are loved by the gourmets. The cuisine handbook of foreign visitors always includes the address of Lac Canh barbecued beef.
The secret of making this beef is the recipe for mixing the beef with honey and more than 10 other spices of the restaurant. Lac Canh barbecued beef are chopped into squares and grilled on charcoal. There are many kinds of beef for you to choose from. This dish is often eaten with raw vegetables, bread or rice paper wrappers.
Bún chả cá (Rice vermicelli with fish cake)
This dish becomes unique due to the broth simmered with swordfish and the bone of mackerel. This creates the slightly sweet taste for the broth of this food. A special bowl of Nha Trang rice vermicelli with fish cake is supplemented with jellyfish and sea chub. Besides, the meat of steamed swordfish with the fragrance and the sweetness are torn into pieces for eating.
A bowl of rice vermicelli with pure and aromatic broth, slices of fried and steamed fish cake, some pieces of sweet fish, slit green onion together with crispy jellyfish create a strange taste. In addition, the supplement of a plate of green vegetables and a bowl of spicy sauce will make the food better and give you an unforgettable taste. Rice vermicelli with fish cake in Nha Trang with the ingredients processed from fish is suitable for those who are going on a diet.
Bánh căn (Mini pancake)
Sitting around a hot coal fire, watching the bakers cleverly putting the powder into the mold, then enjoying the hot cake on a windy day is really a memorable experience for almost all the tourists when they go to visit Nha Trang. Mini cake is a popular dish in the Central and Southern regions.
The ingredients of this cake include rice flour, grease, green onion and eggs. Nowadays, mini pancake has many kinds of fillings such as shrimp and squid. This cake is eaten with raw vegetables and sweet and sour sauce that is made of Nha Trang fish sauce and other ingredients such as onion, pepper, garlic and shumai. Good addresses for you to enjoy mini pancake are Le Thanh Ton street and Nguyen Thien Thuat street.
If you have an occasion to visit Nha Trang, you should not miss these specialties. It is suggested to regularly visit the website so that you can update interesting travel knowledge of Vietnam.