Eat & Drink, Be Merry in Vietnam
They always say that you get to know a country’s culture through their food. And, when it comes to food, Vietnam is on the top of the list. What holds Vietnamese cuisine up is its simplicity without the complexity of gourmet that can sometimes go overboard.
There’s something about Vietnamese food that can make you think about home, to stay as long as you want, to eat more. Vietnam Pocket Guide is excited to take you through restaurants, bars, coffee shops and of course, the country’s top local food. Eat & Drink in Vietnam!
Local Food – Vietnamese Cuisine
Eat like the locals. This could be on top of your to-do list in Vietnam and it should. This is one way to get deep into Vietnamese culture. Ever heard of Pho, Goi Cuon or Banh Xeo?
You will surely miss a lot about Vietnam if you will not try its local, traditional food. To guide you through Vietnamese cuisine, check out our blogs on the different local food that you have to try:
Savour the unique taste of traditional Vietnamese food at Mi Quang Bep Trang restaurant. Try the signature Frog Quang Noodle Soup, a family recipe since 1972 served in a ceramic pot on a bamboo tray. Other local specialties also on the English menu. Address 1: 441 Ong Ich Khiem, Hai Chau District Address 2: 24-26 Le Hong Phong, Hai Chau ...Read More
9 famous food you should try in Da Nang Stands and storefronts line the streets of Da Nang selling all manner of local delicacies. Central Vietnamese food, prepared fresh by vendors and enjoyed by locals on Vietnam’s signature low stools and plastic chairs, offers surprising variety in both taste and presentation. While these shops are plentiful, menus are written in ...Read More
Da Nang Food Tour Try delicious local specialities on a walking food tour tailored to your individual tastes with locations carefully selected. Max group size of four. English, Vietnamese and Chinese speaking guides. Email or visit website below to book a tour. Price includes all food and drinks. Morning and evening tours. Phone: 0128 779 6006 Website: www.danangfoodtour.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Restaurants in Vietnam
There are restaurants in Vietnam that also serve the traditional cuisines. Along with those local dishes, you will observe that there are hundreds of restaurants in Vietnam that are also serving meals of western and European influence. They go from the moderately-priced to luxurious gourmet.
If you’re not sure where to satisfy your hunger, check out our top blogs on restaurants in Vietnam:
Located in An Thuong Village, Oasis Tapas Bar is fast becoming a vibrant social hub in the heart of East Side Da Nang. DJ’s regularly play in the beach style beer garden on the corner of An Thuong 4. San Miguel on draft is a reasonable 30,000d and a wide range of tapas is on offer which is best accompanied ...Read More
Minsk Bar: An Excellent Meeting Place in An Thuong Beside Da Nang Beach, there is a house of peace and love, Minsk Bar. All people coming here are treated as close friends. We inspire and live for peace, love and happiness. When you are angry against injustice, then we are your comrades. We make love not war. Drawing by Lam (owner ...Read More
Mai Fish Mai Fish represents the prolific chef’s return to mama’s home cooking. Simple comfort foods are prepared down a quiet side street, where guests can enjoy a meal in the courtyard secluded from the town’s bustling markets. A meal here represents a return to the quiet days of old Hoi An. Address: 45 Nguyen Thi, Minh Khai, Hoi An, ...Read More
Bars in Vietnam
You might think that Vietnam is so laid-back. But, you might be happy to know that Vietnam’s night scene is as bustling as its streets filled with roaring motorbikes. Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi are as urban as they can get. They already have night pubs, clubs and bars.
Good thing to note too – Vietnam boasts of their beer brews as among the cheapest draft beers in the world. How would you know if you don’t go bar-hopping? Check out our top blogs on bars in Vietnam:
Avatar Hotel is located right on My Khe Beach—nominated by Forbes as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This hotel houses 108 rooms with a well-equipped and cozy atmosphere. The four-star Avatar Da Nang will meet all your needs, whether business or leisure related. A Vietnamese restaurant inspired by the prevalent natural beauty of Da Nang’s oceans, rivers, ...Read More
Waves Rooftop Bar on An Thuong 2 has a 2 for 1 on all drinks at happy hour (4-6pm everyday) and boasts beautiful views of the sea, cityscape and the hazy green Son Tra Peninsula in the distance. The bar has quickly become a local establishment, where people gather to take cool drinks in the laidback afternoon hours as the sun ...Read More
Grab some great pub food and a few drinks at Vertigo Bar just two minutes walk from My An Beach. Watch your favorite sport on large screen TVs while having a beer or playing a game of pool. Live bands play every Friday from 8pm – 11pm. Address: 48 An Thuong 1, Da Nang Phone: 093 473 7871 Opening Hours: Mon – ...Read More
Want to go deep in Vietnam’s bar scene? Let Vietnam Pocket Guide’s Bar page take you there! Read more:
Coffee Shops in Vietnam
The coffee culture in Vietnam is steadily growing. It expands from the small street cafes to themed cafes and coffee roasters. If you are a coffee enthusiast, you would most probably have heard about the Vietnamese Drip. And, where could be the perfect place to try that than in Vietnam.
Check out these top blogs to give you a preview of Vietnam’s coffee culture:
This comfy café in An Thuong is walking distance from the beach and offers coffee, tea, western and Vietnamese food, all in a laid back atmosphere. Xichlo Cafe is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a coffee and lunch. Address: 59 An Thuong 2, Da Nang Phone number: 01662486720 Facebook: Xích-Lô-Cafe Working hours: 9am – 10pmRead More
The hip Underground Coffee is styled after the London tube and is one of the popular upscale coffee shops in town. They offer traditional drinks made with Italian coffee and special-recipe sweet cream. Address: 50 Phan Chau Trinh, Danang City Phone: 0888 888 299 Business Hours: 7:00 am – 10:30 pm Facebook: Underground Da NangRead More
A Unique Experience at Traffic Sign Coffee (Bien Bao) Traffic Sign Coffee (Bien Bao) Danang dedicates its coffee shop to environmental protection, traffic awareness, and funky recycled scrap art. Address: 331 Tran Nhan Tong, Man Thai, Da Nang Telephone: 0903 503 949 – 0905 543 210Read More
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