Nha Trang best food is always a problem that many visitors makes a question when having an opportunity to visit this coastal city. Knowing your needs, in this article, Kha Tran car rental will recommend you top 10 best dishes in Nha Trang, their price as well as place to eat for your reference!

1.“Bánh căn”- Nha Trang street food

“Bánh căn” is a simple and light dish. The main material is baked rice flour. Rice is soaked with cold rice,then it is grinned into flour. Next, add a little water to flour. When stirring the flour, add a little spice to make it more delicious, then placed on the stove in a baking mold. When the cake is nearly cooked, add a bit of egg, seasoning sauce, shumai or chopped mango. Remember this dish served with onions will be more delicious.

Especially, the cake will be more tasteful  when dipped with garlic sauce. The sweetness of the sugar mingles with the sourness of lemon, the spiciness of chili served with raw vegetables, salads, basil will fascinate the taste of visitors.

Bánh căn” – top Nha Trang cuisine

Here are some stalls for your reference:

  • 165 Nguyen Trai street, opening hours: 15 pm – 21 pm.
  • 151 Hoang Van Thu street, open hours: 6 am – 9 am
  • 2-4 street, opening hours: 18 pm- 23 pm
  • Mrs Tu : opposite the Ba tower at the foot of Xom Bong bridge, opening hours: 18 pm -23 pm.

2. Lac Canh Grilled Beef – famous food in Nha Trang

This is actually not a specialty. Because grilled beef in this restaurant is too delicious, it attracts domestic and foreign customers to enjoy. People often say that “If you come to Nha Trang without eating Lac Canh Grilled Beef, you will only know half of this city. Thus, this dish is gradually becoming a specialty in the hearts of  people here.

Mix beef and honey with more than 10 separate spices. Then cut the pieces and put them on the stove of hot coals. Served it with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, sliced cucumber and dotted with lemon chilly salt. Eating in hot, real spicy taste makes visitors enjoyable and interesting.

Lac Canh Grilled beef 

In addition to this specialty, the restaurant also has other delicious and special dishes. It can be mentioned as eel, shrimp, grilled squid, sea cucumber with foots of chicken, fishes,… make customers keen on.

Address: No. 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem street, Nha Trang city.

Opening hours: 9 am -21 pm

3. Bún chả cá – top best food in Nha Trang

With a coastal city like Nha Trang, the seafood dishes are indispensable. Tons of fish and shrimp are caught by fishermen here every day. So talking about freshness is nothing like that. “ Bún cá” is made from the sardines, mackerel or the sailfish. Therefore; the broth of vermicelli is very sweet and pure. Nha Trang noodle yarn is quite long, slender and tough. Only about 30.000 VND /per bowl. With a special bowl, there will be more jellyfish and girder fish (which is the sailfish that breaks out into small pieces, delicious and chewy).

Bún chả cá” – the rustic dish 

A delicious vermicelli with steaming slices of fish pieces is fried. Add a bit of scallions and crispy chunks of jellyfish. Served it with raw vegetables and spicy fish sauce. All create a delicious taste that is hard to resist. Try once to want to eat more, go anywhere remember forever. Moreover, for those who are dieter, do try this because it is delicious, but very low-fat.

4. Jellyfish salad, apricot fish salad

Salad is a dish that is integrated from a variety of additives such as raw vegetables, fish sauce, lemon, chili, peanuts, baked rice paper, star fruit and bananas are indispensable. But in Nha Trang, salad also is mixed with jellyfish or apricot fish. So, there are also jellyfish salad, apricot fish salad”. Especially, the broth is made from the bones and meat of apricot fish, it is very delicious and bold. This is a specialty of Nha Trang with the fussy, quintessential of folk cuisine.

Apricot fish salad- the most delicious dish

5. Nha Trang “grilled Nem”

It is a specialty of Nha Trang that everyone knows. To eat, diners are chosen between sour spring rolls or grilled spring rolls. But most tourists choose to sit and eat baked rolls and buy sour spring rolls as gifts. In terms of ingredients, spring rolls use pig skin. When eating, guests will pack “nem” with thin rice paper. Roll a little more vegetables, star fruit, and dot with salty spicy fish sauce. It seems that the five tastes are gathered in one dish! Let’s try it when coming to Nha Trang not to be regretful!

Nem Ninh Hoa” – specialty of Nha Trang

The delicious “grilled Nem” stalls in Nha Trang:

  • Vu Thanh An Grilled Bacon Restaurant: 15 Le Loi street, Nha Trang
  • Dang Van Quyen Grilled Bacon Restaurant: 16A Lan Ong – Xuong Huan, Nha Trang
  • Ngoc Tien nem stall: 59 Le Thanh Phuong street, Nha Trang

6. Nha Trang Seafood

Because of being a coastal city, the source of seafood here is extremely rich and abundant. You can completely eat fresh seafood anywhere, from luxury restaurants to rustic coastal stall are all delicious. Sea-going vessels steadily go out every morning, and around 6 or 7 am, there are some of the freshest seafood nets.

Enjoy Nha Trang seafood – top must try food

Especially, you can choose fresh seafood with your interest. Or you can catch them from the sea, then give it to the restaurant to process. In addition to the familiar seafood dishes such as shrimp, crab, scallops, and snails, you should try grilled fish. Nha Trang has a quite famous grilled fish gecko with salt pepper. With sweet and tough fish meat, salty spicy salt and pepper paste will increase the deliciousness of the dish.

7. “Bánh xèo mực”

Bánh xèo mực” – Nha Trang cuisine

Pancakes is a popular dish that Nha Trang people love. Let Kha Tran car rental show you the most delicious and attractive pancakes stalls to enjoy fully. Squid pancakes are always attractive to visitors by the sweet taste of fresh squid, little fat leopard from eggs, crunchy crispy from flour mixed with special sauce to make pancakes become a famous dish in Nha Trang. Have you tried the delicious squid shrimp pancakes yet? Coming here without enjoying the flavor of “banh xeo muc” is a little pity. For me,  I really like this dish. When the weather gets cold, I often invite my friends and relatives to enjoy.

The price is extremely cheap, only 10.000 dongs / 3 pieces. If you are so used to pork pancakes for a long time, try to experience a new feeling with squid pancakes!

8. Beo Cake – Nha Trang – best street foot in Nha Trang

  1. Bánh bèo” Nha Trang

Different from Beo Cake in Hue, it is divided into two types: salty and sweet. Salty rice cake is poured into rice bowl with small rice cakes and steamed with water. After being boiled, let it cool down a little and add oil, onion, shrimp and a little bit of fat. Serve with salty fish sauce. Salty cake is similar to one in Hue.

But the difference here is that there is more sweet cake. How to cook bread as well as salty Beo cake, but then scoop out and add sesame sesame. When customers eat, sprinkle more coconut milk on top. Eat very fragrant and greasy. The feeling of each piece of rice cake melting slowly in the mouth, the smell of fatty fragrant coconut milk burst into the nose makes diners immerse in the dish.

9. Grilled Nhum – best Vietnamese food in Nha Trang

“Grilled nhum” – Nha Trang cuisine

“Nhum” is a product that looks spherical with many spines. Fishermen catch it from the sea, then they use a double knife, cut the stomach and scrape the meat out of the shell. This dish is  favorite dish of many people because of its fat, soft, easy-to-eat and delicious taste.

If travelling to Nha Trang, must try the dish with fat onion. “Nhum” are marinated,  add to an egg. Then people grill them on a charcoal stove until cooked. Eat a delicious piece of food, makes you want to eat more. Do not forget to keep in note in the list when you visit here.

Here are list of the best restaurants:

  • Hoa Bien restaurant: North roundabout of Tran Phu bridge
  • Windy Sea Restaurant: roundabout north of Tran Phu bridge
  • Duong restaurant: Ngo Thoi Nhiem street with Le Dai Hanh
  • Seafood restaurant No. 6 Ngo Sy Lien street
  • Bo Ke Restaurant: 42B Cu Lao Trung street

10. Sweet Snails

This is a special and delicious food, which has become a trademark of Nha Trang. You may have tried snail in Hanoi, Saigon, but surely you will  not forget the taste of snail when you taste here. Unlike other regions, snails here are very fresh and delicious. Moreover, the fish sauce is often mixed with a little ginger, green chilly make you feel spicy. This dish looks better with sweet and sour mango and raw vegetables, herbs.

Sweet snails – famous dish you cannot ignore

Nha Trang best food always has own special feature attracting visitors to enjoy. Hopefully, the above useful information will help you better understand Nha Trang food. Remember to try these dishes when arriving here to make your trip more interesting.

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Wish you have a nice trip to Nha Trang!


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