19 Jan Follow me to Huế and Đà Nẵng to eat!!!!!
My boyfriend visited my hometown several times… but he has not had much of a chance to experience Hue and Danang street food… so this time, I was determined to introduce to him all of my favorite dishes..although with 2 nights 1 day in both Hue and Danang, it would be impossible to let him try everything….
He arrived at dinner time in Danang, so my dad took him to Mỹ Hạnh restaurant, arguably the best place for seafood in Danang. It’s not a fancy restaurant but the seafood there is AMAZING!!! Highly recommended!
17-18 Son Tra Street, Da Nang, Vietnam
The next morning, we had “bún chả cá” (grilled chopped fish and vermicelli) for breakfast!! I love Đà Nẵng bún chả cá. Mommy and I normally had bún chả cá at the corner of Lê Hồng Phong and Phan Chu Trinh street as it is close to where she works.
Address: Le Hong Phong Street – Danang, Vietnam
If you don’t like bún chả cá, you can try “Mỳ Quảng” for breakfast in Đà Nẵng…
Address: Quảng Quán
40 Le Dinh Duong, Danang, Vietnam
My favorite dish for breakfast would me “sticky rice with chicken” by “Bà Vui”!! Her breakfast place is on Lê Hồng Phong Street!!!
After having bowls of bún chả cá, Mommy, Viet and I got on the car and headed to Huế!!! It’s very fast to get to Huế from Đà Nẵng through the Hải Vân Tunnel but I don’t like the tunnel!! I love the route we normally used when I was young… Hải Vân Pass…. You can see the beauty of nature this way …
Since the tunnel opened, cars and vans don’t use this route anymore… It’s so good when you can stop in the middle of the road and… take pictures with NO OBSTACLES!
Huế is famous for the FOOD!!! and you know the signature dishes are?
– Bánh bèo
– Bánh Nậm
– Bánh Lọc
Bà Đỏ restaurant is very famous amongst the locals and tourists… it used to be a tiny place with limited seats… but now, look at the place!!!
Bà Đỏ Restaurant
Address: 47 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm – Huế – Việt Nam
47 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Hue, Vietnam
To be honest, Bà Đỏ restaurant is not my favorite place to have all these dishes!!! I love “O LÉ Restaurant” more as it has the Traditional Huế House setting (nhà vườn Huế) … and my favorite dish – bánh ram it is SO MUCH BETTER!!! Plus, it’s close to my maternal grandparents’ house, on Kim Long district…. where I grew up and where my heart longs for the most when I’m in London…
The next stop: Bánh canh bà Đợi on Nguyễn Trãi Street…
You can translate “Bà Đợi” as… “Mrs. Wait”.. haha, she was very famous for her “Bánh Canh”, it takes ages for her to serve the food… We normally have to wait up to 1 hour… hence, came the name…
Now there are 3 places where you can eat “bánh canh Bà Đợi”… Go to the one on Nguyen Trai street, near Nội Thành Huế… you don’t have to wait long at all and the food is still AH-MAZING!
Original Restaurant: 40 Đào Duy Anh Street
2nd branch: 9 Nguyễn Trãi street
3rd branch: 34 Ngô Gia Tự Street
Okay, this is my FAVORITE dish of ALL in Huế… it’s 5′ from my grandparents house. Kim Long district is very famous for grilled meat… and Huyền Anh restaurant is SUPER-FAMOUS for “bánh ướt thịt nướng” – grilled meat and rice paper
We were on Kim Long, naturally it took us to my maternal grandparents’ house which held all of my childhood memories…
Then I took Viet to my kindergarten school – “Mầm non 2”. My aunts were my teachers and they still teach at the same kindergarten…
The last place in Huế to introduce to you is Cồn Hến… It’s very famous for Bún Hến – small mussels with noodles
From there, we said bye-bye to Huế and headed back to Đà Nẵng… Please don’t forget to visit Bà Sửu restaurant on 1A Highway to have the best roasted suckling pig with rice paper!!!!
Back to Đà Nẵng, we were all so full and couldn’t go for dinner straight away… Daddy drove us to Linh Ứng temple…
THAT’S IT!!! The end of Viet’s FOOD TRIP to Huế and Đà Nẵng!!!
Bonus pictures 😀
Grandma was making my favorite dessert – chè bột lọc
Danang changes everytime I get back … but Hue, where I was born and spent my childhool years, stays the same through all these years of me being away… Some people complain.. but I don’t want Hue to change… I want Hue to stay like that, peaceful and close to my heart… Hue gives me the sense of belonging… and that’s all I need 🙂