Street food in Nha Trang - review by Rusty Compass
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Street food in Nha Trang

| 28 Sep 2017
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Street food in Nha Trang
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28 Sep 2017

Nha Trang has a happening street food scene. Head back a few blocks off the main beach strip and you’ll find abundant local food stalls. Seafood is the specialty of course.

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Back off the beach strip is where the real town of Nha Trang lives and eats. It’s a different world. You can even get a sense of some of the old charm of Nha Trang exploring this area. And you need to distinguish the junk street food being sold to tourists along the beach strip from the stuff the locals eat.

There are too many Nha Trang street food dishes to name. Here are a few that we’ve sampled (and a couple we’ve heard rave reviews about but haven’t tried) -

Bun Sua - Noodles and jellyfish
Nem Ninh Hoa - Ninh Hoa spring rolls
Bun Cha Ca - Bun noodles and fish
Banh Can - Mini pancake with quail egg and a small topping minced pork - there are variations with shrimp.

We’ve enjoyed great local food along Pham Ngo Lao St (Nha Trang), also along the Cai River waterfront on both the northern and the southerner sides, and finally, there are also a couple of tasty little places still operating along Nguyen Thien Thuat, in the middle of the tourist enclave.

If you see a crowd of locals, fair chance it'll be worth taking the plunge.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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