Nha Trang is not only famous for its beautiful beaches, but it is also famous because the dishes that only need to be tried once will be remembered forever. Let’s see immediately the top 10 specialties of Nha Trang that will make you be fascinated when tasting below.
- 1 1. Lac Canh Grilled Beef
- 2 2. “Căn” Cake (Banh Can)
- 3 3. Fishball Noodle (Bun Cha Ca)
- 4 4. Grill Nem Ninh Hoa
- 5 5. Nha Trang squid rice pancake (Banh xeo muc Nha Trang)
- 6 6. Nha Trang Fishball (Cha Ca Nha Trang)
- 7 7. Jellyfish noodles (Bun Sua Nha Trang)
- 8 8. Chicken rice fried with butter
- 9 9. Dac Seeds
- 10 10. Mango Rice paper
1. Lac Canh Grilled Beef
Lac Canh Grilled Beef is one of the specialties in Nha Trang that you should try when coming here. According to the people here, this grilled beef dish has a history of fewer than 40 years. There is a general saying that “A trip to Nha Trang without the Lac Canh Grilled Beef, that trip will only understand half of Nha Trang City.”
To get the delicious grilled beef dish in the right tone of Nha Trang city, the key lies in the recipe of marinated beef: beef is marinated with honey and 10 other special spices that not everyone knows. The beef is cut into blocks and baked on a charcoal stove, it is extremely easy to eat and the taste is delicious.
2. “Căn” Cake (Banh Can)
This tiny rice cake is very popular in South Central and South Vietnam. This dish is made from rice flour, fat, onion, eggs and especially in Nha Trang, the cake also has more shrimp with fresh squid.
Banh Can is not too difficult, it is important that if you want to eat it correctly, you must go to the right place. Initially, the rice is soaked in water until it is soft and then ground into water powder. The secret to crunchy cakes is when you mix rice flour, you should add some flour made from dry rice. Cakes are often served with sweet fish sauce and raw vegetables. This special dish of Nha Trang is not only loved by locals but also by foreign tourists.
3. Fishball Noodle (Bun Cha Ca)
If Hanoi is famous for Pho, Hue has Bun Bo Hue then Nha Trang is famous all over with Bun Cha Ca dish. The broth is stewed from sea fish bones so the water is very sweet and pure. And fish use fresh mackerel to grill, so when you eat, you will feel the chewy taste of fish.
4. Grill Nem Ninh Hoa
Baked Nem Ninh Hoa is a delicacy that cannot be missed. Ninh Hoa’s grilled nem contributes to enriching the specialty list of Nha Trang.
Grilled Nem is divided into two types: Sour Nem (Pork for fermentation) and Grilled Nem (Grilled Pork). Sour nem is made from the thigh, skin of the pig then marinated in special spices and rolled in the curry leaves and wrapped in banana leaves. Grilled spring rolls are made from crushed pork until smooth and baked. You can eat Ninh Hoa Grilled Nem with rice paper mixed with raw vegetables and don’t forget to dab with special sauce just for this spring rolls – its aftertaste will make you want to eat once and want to eat more.
5. Nha Trang squid rice pancake (Banh xeo muc Nha Trang)
Banh xeo muc in Nha Trang is similar to pancakes in Saigon but its size is smaller and brittle.
In addition to the necessary ingredients, the cake also has fresh squid and shrimp – of course, you can choose the bread depending on your preferences. One thing is to make sure that the squid and shrimp are very fresh. People prepare them right after catching them under the sea so you can feel the taste of the sea.
6. Nha Trang Fishball (Cha Ca Nha Trang)
When making fish rolls, people often use sardines, mackerel, cod. But for the specialties of Nha Trang with the best taste, it is often made of the Barracuda – A rare fish.
In Nha Trang, people often eat fish ball with bread – crispy hot baked bread mixed with the salty, sweet, soft taste of Cha Ca has made them perfect couples.
7. Jellyfish noodles (Bun Sua Nha Trang)
Nha Trang Jellyfish noodles are one of the dishes that bring pride to the cuisine of the coastal city of Nha Trang.
Jellyfish noodles are cooked from a kind of white jellyfish the size of the thumb, they are taken from remote islands. But to create a rich bowl of broth, the coastal city people also use grilled anchovies. The feeling between the cold days sitting collapsed in a bowl of vermicelli with fresh crispy jellyfish and with a few slices of fried fish and looking at the steaming steam to satisfy.
8. Chicken rice fried with butter
To express the deliciousness of this fried chicken rice dish, you must try to know.
First of all, to make people smell of rice and garlic. After that, bring cooked rice with chicken broth and chicken fat, so that the rice has a natural yellow color. The chicken will be boiled chicken or small pieces, cut to your liking. In particular, the miraculous avocado makes the more flavorful dish that is butter from young chicken eggs.
9. Dac Seeds
Dac seeds are one of the specialties in Nha Trang. It is quite popular and in addition to the slightly strange taste, its nutritional value is very high, such as: preventing osteoporosis, good for cardiovascular, regulating blood pressure, supporting digestion…v.v.
Dac tree looks quite similar to coconut or palm trees in western Vietnam but it looks slender and much smaller. Dac Seeds are white, elastic and have a fatty and strange taste.
10. Mango Rice paper
Mango cake is a specialty of Nha Trang originating from Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa. This is the best quality mango area in Vietnam. Mango cake is quite simple, you can do it at home by yourself but if you want to enjoy the “original” it is best to schedule a trip to Nha Trang.
After removing the seeds, people crushed mangoes to get the juice and then boiled it, while cooking, it was necessary to stir the hands to prevent the mango water from burning, wait until the water was viscous and fragrant, then boil it out.
To be able to understand some parts of Nha Trang, apart from beaches, islands or historical sites, don’t miss Nha Trang specialties.