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….
Top: H&M, Leggings: topshop, Shoes: LK Bennett
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!
Address: Lô 17+18 Đường Sơn Trà – Điện Ngọc
17-18 Son Tra Street, Da Nang, Vietnam
Daddy chose this lobster for Viet ..
The waiter drew the lobster’s blood out… I simply couldn’t watch :((
There you go, the first dish: Tiết Canh Tôm Hùm – Lobster’s blood
Grilled Lobster! Yummy yummy!!
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!
YAY!!! We reached the top of the mountain!
We came to visit my paternal grandparents first ..
Then, mommy needed her usual coffee dose…
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
My favorite dish: bánh ram ít! (made from glutinuous rice flour)
bánh bèo – made from rice flour
Chả tôm – grilled chopped king-prawn
Bánh nậm – made from rice flour with prawn mince
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…
Bánh Nậm and Bánh Lọc… There are 2 types for fish sauces to use accordingly.. The salty one for bánh lọc and the the sweeter one for bánh nậm..
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
It may not look yummi at first …
You have to add color, salt, pepper according to your taste..
Now it is ready to be eaten hehe!
Seriously cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!! (in case you are wondering, that is about 50p for a large special, and 20p for a small bowl)
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
Grilled meat with Huế vermicelli
We were on Kim Long, naturally it took us to my maternal grandparents’ house which held all of my childhood memories…
Grandma is the BEST COOK in my dictionary and in my HEART!!! She knew that I ate loads before coming so she prepared a vegetarian salad dish for me…
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
I normally have the dish without the mussels as I’m not allowed to have mussels for the rest of my life..
Sweet Corn soup… – Chè Bắp!!!!
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…
This is where you get the best view of Đà Nẵng…
Guess what we had for dinner??? Port with rice paper – Banh uot thit heo 😀
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
Bánh chưng Huế, the size is like 1/4 of those in other regions
Vỹ Dạ Xưa – nice coffee place 🙂
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 🙂
S k yPosted at 01:06h, 27 January
why didn’t u introduce your bf DN Banh Canh cha? ca’, Bun’ mam’? It’s a must-have ^^
Ca DaoPosted at 11:31h, 26 January
Em oi, an tu 11h den 4h chieu nhu rua la nhieu lam roi do :)) Banh canh nam pho chi lam anh Viet an roi… voi lai chi chi thich mot ba` hay ga’nh qua Kim Long, bh con dau^ ba` ay ba’n ko duoc ngon nhu ngay xua nua…
AnonymousPosted at 00:29h, 20 January
ahh ngon qua chi oi:D. em thi hay an banh beo nam loc o duong vo thi sau, quan hang Me do chi:D.. em thay con thieu 1 mon ngon o hue la banh canh nam pho nua chi oi:D
Ca DaoPosted at 22:27h, 19 January
haha! are you going to visit Vietnam soon? when is the wedding?
quynhnga vuPosted at 22:05h, 19 January
love every thing u posted…especially when u add the address and lots of food^^ uhhh now i know where to go when i want seafood ..YUMMI