Every regional cuisine has its own characteristics and Quy Nhon also. You definitely have to try the top 7 delicious dishes in Quy Nhon below when you come to the place to have the best culinary tour in Vietnam ever!
Lagu Bread (Banh mi Lagu)
This is a long-standing favorite dish in Quy Nhon. Lagu bread is served with lagu sauce, which is made from a variety of ingredients such as sweet potatoes, red beans, lotus seeds, carrots, and stewed pork. Thus, the sauce has a sweet scent, moderate softness, which is not too soft or too tough. The bread is covered with a thin layer of butter on the face, baked on a charcoal stove to create a sweet smell, cut into small pieces to eat. It is not strange to say that Lagu bread is an ideal dish to enjoy on the cool days.
Crispy Vietnamese shrimp pancakes (Banh xeo tom nhay)
You will see Vietnamese pancakes are sold in many places but crispy pancakes in Quy Nhon have a special taste compared to other places. There are so many differences just among the sauces. With the delicious sauce, the normal pancakes are also enough for diners to remember. There will be many kinds of ingredients for a pancake, but especially here, there are red and round shrimps.
Through the skillful hands of bakers, you will have a chance to enjoy crispy yellow pancakes with fresh shrimps, soft beef along with green onions, bean sprouts, onion inside wrapped with raw vegetables such as lettuces, chives, mango slices, cucumbers, etc. They are so tasty that a lot of visitors considered them as the highlight of their Vietnam culinary tours to Quy Nhon.
Grilled Nem (Nem nuong)
Nem is made from ground lean pork and mixed with grease and other spices such as salt, pepper, sugar, garlic, etc. then rolled into round sticks and grilled on the charcoal stove. However, grilled nem in Quy Nhon is totally different from elsewhere because the rice paper to wrap nem are made directly from the rice flour of Binh Dinh rice. You just need to wrap grilled nem with rice paper, add some lettuce, cucumber, starfruits or green mango, chives, basil, pickles, garlic or sliced chili and then dip into a bowl of sauce, put on your mouth and feel.
Banh hoi with pork intestine (Banh hoi long heo)
This is one of popular dishes in any culinary tours in Quy Nhon. Banh hoi is almost like vermicelli, but instead of vermicelli noodles we usually see, the noodles are very small, made from rice flour, through a lot of steps. Banh hoi is much better when applied a layer of oil above and added some chopped chives to color the dish.
Banh hoi with pork intestine
This dish is called banh hoi with pork intestine because when you visit any banh hoi restaurants here, you will enjoy it with one more accompanied dishes – pork intestine. Having banh hoi with boiled pork or pork intestine will make the dish become sweet and fragrant.
Fish rice noodles (Bun ca)
For a long time, fish rice noodles have become a symbolic dish bring the essence of Quy Nhon. It is special because of the way of making noodles, how to fry fish and especially the broth. The broth is not from pork bones but from fresh fish bones, added a little bit of purple onion, pineapple, etc. to have clear broth without being fishy. Enjoy the delicious bowl of fish noodles is a combination of noodles, broth, crispy fried fish, vegetables together with a bit spicy-sour flavor of lemon and pepper. Only by tasting it once will you remember its flavor forever in any Vietnam culinary tours.
Water Fern Cake (Banh beo)
One of the delicacies in Quy Nhon that must be mentioned in any Vietnam food tours is water fern cake. The cake has a harmonious color thanks to small chives on the top of the white powder, smashed peanuts and a little shrimp or crumbs of bread. No words can describe the feeling of eating water fern cake when it is still hot along with the sauce except “great”.
Water fern cake
Vietnamese rice pyramid dumpling (Banh it la gai)
Known as a famous gift every time to visit Binh Dinh, it is not an exaggeration to say that this pyramid dumpling is one of the best specialties of Quy Nhon. People wrap this dumpling with Vietnamese special leaves called “la gai” and stuff it with coconut flesh, green beans, and ginger. Just take a piece of this rice dumpling, you will be able to feel the softness, smoothness of the cake, the fragrance of sticky rice, the sweetness of coconut flesh.
Vietnamese rice pyramid dumpling