Nha Trang is a famous and beautiful coastal city with a long coastline, clear blue sea, white sands, sunshine, islands, and beautiful and luxurious resorts. Most people when they go to Nha Trang go for the beautiful beaches and crystal blue water, but there is another reason to go to Nha Trang, and that is the food. Nha Trang being a coastal city has cuisine that focuses on the taste of the sea. If you go to Nha Trang, remember to find and enjoy these great food dishes:
Grilled Nem (Nem nướng)
A unique dish you should try when visiting Nha Trang is grilled nem. It has become a popular food in Nha Trang and an increasingly preferred dish of many travellers. The ingredients to make grilled nem for one person are quite complicated, including finely minced pork, deep fried rice paper and vegetables in which there are at least a dozen different kinds of vegetables with a really varied flavor profile including spicy, sour, bitter, etc. The special part of this dish is its sauce which is prepared by a unique receipt. The strong flavor of the sauce fits perfectly with the fragrant grilled nem, crispy rice paper and fresh raw vegetables. This is dish is a delight to the senses and will fill your tastes buds with joy.
Bun cha ca
Bun Cha Ca in the culinary culture of local people in Nha Trang is as familiar as Pho is in Hanoi or Quang Noodle with the Quang Nam people. Although you might already have heard the name of this dish in other regions in Vietnam, Bun Cha Ca in Nha Trang is unique. One big difference is the ingredients which use seafood to cook Bun Cha Ca instead of freshwater fish as Nha Trang is a coastal city with a nearly endless supply of seafood. But that one difference is what makes the Bun Cha Ca here so special. The addition of fresh seafood elevates the taste and sets it apart from other varieties of this dish, so make sure you try this next time you’re in Nha Trang.
Bread soup is a common dish in almost any province in the South Central Coast and Southern coastal range of Vietnam. However, it has a different taste in every region. Bread soup in Nha Trang is highly prized for its broth, which has a natural sweetness, while the bread is chewy and delicious. This dish is served with fried fish which is fresh, sweet, and delicious only in Nha Trang. A bowl of bread soup with soft, chewy and fragrant fried fish, onions, coriander, chili and soy sauce really makes a great impression and the price is very affordable.
Nha Trang Seafoods
Seafood here is very diverse, it includes shrimp, crabs, snails, clams, fish and squid, etc. Restaurants often show many kinds of seafood to prove their freshness. Travellers can select fresh seafood and have it delivered to the chefs directly, which they will then prepare to the visitors specifications. Talk about custom designing your own seafood meal, what could be better. This has always been a very popular part of many people’s visit to Nha Trang.
For coastal residents, partially-dried cuttlefish is considered one of their favorite foods. You can easily find this dish while wandering the beach. However, you should remember to bargain if you do not want to pay more money than normal. This will be an extremely attractive gift to relatives and friends.
So make sure the next time you go to Nha Trang that you take the time to enjoy some delicious seafood. Because not only is Nha Trang beautiful to look at, but it also offers some of the best seafood in Vietnam, and considering that seafood is one of the main foods in Vietnamese Cuisine, then this food is certainly worth trying and enjoying.