If you have little time to discover Vietnam, talk to people, immerse yourself in the local culture of the villages and towns you have planned to visit…visit the local market

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza … every day … don’t miss a visit there !

If you have little time to discover Vietnam, talk to people, immerse yourself in the local culture of the villages and towns you have planned to visit…visit the local market, you will certainly get a change of scenery and experience the daily life of Vietnamese. Take the time to taste the local specialties on the spot, get drunk on this unique moment, take photos and bring with you the local products to revel in your experience once back home.

MiKi Chef suggests you taste many dishes … it’s worth !

You will live an unforgettable experience to observe and share the daily life of friendly merchants and their regular customers. We suggest that you be accompanied by a good bilingual guide 💡

In Da Nang, locals will tell you that Con Market is the best place to try signature dishes of the central region that is authentic, tasty and cheap.

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

Located at the intersection of Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khiem streets, the market’s name dates back to the 1940s when the market was located on a high hill (con) in the heart of the city. 

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

The market is home to over 2,000 stalls selling a wide range of goods, but food is a huge part of the attraction for locals. Apart from fresh produce and dried dishes, they are drawn in particular by salty, pungent condiments particular to the central region, like mam nem (fermented anchovy sauce), mam ruoc (fermented shrimp paste), mam tom (shrimp paste) and mam so (fermented ark clam sauce). 

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

Lieu’s stall sells mi quang (Quang-style noodles), a dish that originated in Quang Nam Province that borders Da Nang. Thick, broad yellow rice noodles are served in red-orange turmeric sauce with a choice of pork, chicken, shrimp, quail eggs, mussel, and eel in a beef broth. 

To increase flavors and textures, other ingredients like banh trang (sesame rice crackers), spring onion, basil, peanuts, coriander, lettuce and sliced banana flowers are added. 

Inside the market, each food stall has limited space, so they can only serve five to 10 guests at a time. 

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

This stall serves banh it tran (sticky rice dumpling) and banh bot loc (steamed tapioca cake with shrimp) with a fish sauce dip with pickled carrots.

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

Another popular pan Vietnam dish with local touches is banh cuon thit nuong (steamed rice rolls served with grilled pork). 

The dish is served with nem chua (fermented pork), Vietnamese pork bologna cha lua and thinly-sliced grilled meat besides herbs, bean sprouts and a sweet fish sauce dip with alum sugar. 

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

This is a dish that every visitor should try in the Con Market – rice paper rolls with pork and an assortment of herbs. A serving that costs VND40,000 ($1.74) per person includes a plate of thin rice papers, boiled pork cut into medium-sized pieces and fresh raw vegetables including several kinds of lettuce, perilla, onion, cilantro, cucumber and thinly-sliced mango.

A small cup of mam nem seasoned with chili garlic is the indispensable dipping sauce for the dish.

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

Unlike rice paper rolls with boiled pork in the southern region that is always served with fish sauce, the central region uses mam nem, made of fermented anchovies, sugar, Thai chili pepper, garlic, lemongrass, sugar, and crushed pineapples.

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

If you are fan of sweet soups, Hoa Xu’s stall will do justice with all kinds of red bean and green bean soups, mixed sweet soup, flan cake, smoothies and pickled fruits that are displayed on her store shelves.

Da Nang’s busiest market hosts a culinary bonanza

Sugared Malay gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus), sugared tamarind, other sweet pickles and banana jam are popular items in the market. Try all of them and buy what you like the most. 

The market opens from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m every day.

An other great article By Huynh Nhi, Nguyen Dong for E.VnExpress.net

What a culinary experience tasting local specialities in the Central Market !
Con Market is the biggest market in the city. There are about 2,000 vendors, selling thousands of products at the market. It is not only the favorite place of not only local people but also visitors for buying commodities, souvenirs, foods, etc. Tourists who would like to immerse into the local life love to explore this market where there are hundreds of interesting things to see and do.

If you need a guide contact a week before your visit ‘Uncle Hello’ UncleHelloVietnam@gmail.com

Our sources for our articles are from Must See in Vietnam Reporters, Local-Insider www.Local-Insider.com, Vietnam Expresshttps://www.E.VNExpress.nethttps://www.the crazy tourist.com, https://www.roadaffair.com/https://www.en.vietnamplus.vn/https://vnanet.vn/en/ and the No 1 Vietnam Travellers Podcast website https://www.whataboutvietnam.com and https://www.VietnamDiscovery.com

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