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Where and what to eat in Danang


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Vietnamese food has become an extremely choice and popular cuisine all around the globe. As Vietnam’s third largest city, Danang has some of the best options to choose from in terms of dining. The city is famous for its seafood restaurants and as such they are located all throughout the city. Pham Van Dong Street is an especially good place to visit for some of the best eats in the city. The quality of seafood is quite high and Vietnam has a decent standard of food safety compared to some of its less scrupulous neighbours. On that note, Vietnam is also slightly more expensive compared to some of its other Southeast Asian neighbours and as such the Vietnamese people are hard workers with an appetite for both money and for life.

If seafood is what you are really looking for, then you can also try My Khe Beach. The beach is absolutely stunning and borders the cool and refreshing Pacific Ocean. At the northern part of the beach, a specific piece of land sticks out into the water creating a crisp, cool contour perfect for a the backdrop of scenic holiday pictures. My Khe Beach is popular both day and night with loads of quant tiki umbrellas to lay under and escape the hot equatorial sun as well as some fantastic dining options lining the ocean’s walkways.

Take a coastal drive down some of the most beautiful scenic roads both before and after you stop off to have a refreshing lunch or relaxing dinner. The city of Danang is remarkably beautiful with a backdrop of high mountains enclosing the city in with the ocean creating a memorable fantasy getaway. You can also go parasailing here as well as enjoy a picnic lunch and there is plenty of room for everyone as the amount of beach area is quite expansive.

There is a number of restaurants and dishes to choose from in the area that makes Danang as well as My Khe Beach an ideal place to stay. If you are in the mood for something hearty, then be sure to try the Vietnamese seafood curry. Loaded with large tempura prawns and fresh herbs, this dish is sure to delight everyone’s taste buds. Fried rice with seafood is always on the menu and is easy to come by in every restaurant. It is an ideal dish best served amongst friends as a tasty compliment to some of the spicier dishes of your choosing.

Fresh fish is also quite common here and can be cooked any way that you like, though one of the best ways to eat fresh fish is by simply barbequing it over hot coals. The spicy Vietnamese sweet and sour soup is a must and is standard part of every dinner. The soup incorporates fresh king-sized prawns in with a number of tasty vegetables such as tomatoes and baby corn. It also has original spices that are unique to the Southeast Asian region and is not too dissimilar to the Thai dish of tom yum goong.

Fresh molluscs and clams are also available here as are small shrimps. You can have the food fried, baked, put in soup or grilled. There is an endless choice of combinations within Vietnamese cuisine. Fishing is a very lucrative industry in Vietnam and it is quite easy to find harbours full of fishing boats all painted in bright colors. People have a real love for exciting food here and enjoy every part of a good meal - especially the company in which it is shared. If you have the opportunity to get to know and dine with locals, take up the offer and learn from the best. There are also some great Danang hotels located near My Khe Beach and some extraordinary restaurants.

Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Danang Hotels content.


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