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Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne

Mui Ne is not only the paradise for beach lovers but also for those who love to explore new foods. When it comes to food specialties in Mui Ne, you are not supposed to skip any of these dishes below.

1. Fish Salad

Fresh fish with juice and marinade with ginger, galingale, minced garlic, lemon is a favorable food for locals.

The fish named Cá Mai is main ingredient for that dish. The recipe is simple and ingredients are easy to prepare. Fresh fish is cut into flat pieces and put neatly on a dish with some red hot pepper and roasted peanuts on top. Fish salad is served with noodles, herbs, vegetable, rice paper and dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, chopped garlic and chili.

Fish salad with its unique taste and ingredients is crazy good. When you are in Mui Ne, don't miss the chance to try fish salad.

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne
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Where to eat:

Viet Nam home restaurant

  • Add: 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
  • Opening hours: 9.00 -23.00

Restaurant 49

  • Add: 49 Pham Van Dong st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am – 22.00 pm

2. Thick noodle soup (banh canh)

Thick noodle soup is a popular food around central and southern areas of Vietnam. Thick noodle soup here is a perfect combination of thick rice handmade vermicelli and delicious pork - based broth. The broth is made from simmered pig’s bones and minced pork. the local people have thick noodle soup for their breakfast treat.
Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui NePhoto by tapchigiadinh.com.vn

Where to eat:

Ba Ly (Ms Ly) restaurant

  • Add: 566 Tran Hung Dao st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 16.00 – 21.00

Xiu Banh canh shop

  • Add: số 1 HA, Kim Dong st, Phan Thiet city (valley between Tran Quoc Toan bookstore and Biti shop)
  • Opening hours: 14.00 – 22.00

3. Hoi cake (Bánh hỏi)

Hoi cake is made of fermented rice flour and vermicelli which are woven into intricate bundles. When serving, they usually fold hoi cake neatly on a plate and dust with chopped spring onion. What makes it special is dipping sauce. The sauce is made from fish sauce with sugar, lime juice, chopped garlic and chili. Normally, hoi cake is served with roasted pork to elevate its flavor.
Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui NePhoto by ngheungoa.com

Where to eat:

Banh Hoi shop

  • Add: 49 Tran Phu st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 6.00 am – 8.00 am

Banh Hoi Dong Khanh

  • Add: 40 Tran Phu, Lac Dao street, Phan Thiet.
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am – 10.00 p.m

4. Rice Pancake (Bánh xèo)

This cake has a beautiful saffron color because the dough of it is made of rice flour together with egg yolk and saffron juice. This dish looks like pancake at first sight; the dough is pour into a small hot pan then they add some shrimps, fat pork and soya sprouts on top and when the cake is well cooked they fold it in half of circle. Khoai cake is served with the herbs, other vegetable and a bowl of fish sauce.

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne
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Where to eat:


Cay Phuong restaurant:

  • Add: 49 Tuyen Quang st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am -10.00 pm

Cay Xoai restauarant:

  • Add: 40 Tuyen Quang st, Phan Thiet City.
  • Opening hours: 8.00 am- 9.00 pm

5. Round rice pancake (Bánh căn)

Banh can is a specialty of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne. Banh can is made of puree rice with the filling of spring onion. The special point of this dish is it is cooked in small earthenware pots without oil. When the cake well cooked it will inflate and crisp. Banh can is served with fish sauce with cracklings on top.

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne
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Where to eat:

Banh Can Phan Thiet shop

  • Add: 168 Thu Khoa Huan, Phan Thiet st
  • Opening hours: 4.00 pm -10.00 pm

Lan Nguyen Banh Canh shop

  • Add: 8 Hai Thuong Lan Ong st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 3.00 pm - 8.30 pm

6. Phan Thiet sweet potato cake (Bánh Rế)

Banh re is a kind of snack that every kid love to eat. It is made from sweet potato. After washing and rejecting the cover of sweet potato, the locals shave sweet potato into fibers and fried it till it is well done with good smell. Next, they dip fried sweet potato into caramel for a while then put it on a tray to dry out. People come to Mui Ne usually buy banh re as a gift when returning home.

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne

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Where to buy:

Many shops around Phan Thiet market and Mui ne sell Banh Rế.

7. Quai Vac Cake (Bánh Quai Vạc)

Quai vac cake is a rustic and popular dish in Phan Thiet. This cake is made from tapioca with shrimp and pork and the dough is kneaded into small pieces that look like tiny pillows. You can eat this dish with fish sauce and herbs with fried onion on top.
Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui NePhoto by phununet.com

Where to eat:

Xiu shop

  • Add: số 1 HA, Kim Dong st, Phan Thiet city (valley between Tran Quoc Toan bookstore and Biti shop)
  • Opening hours: 14.00 – 22.00

Anh Minh food Kiosk in Phan Thiet market

  • Add: 1 Nguyen Du st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm

8. Lizards

Dong is a kind of lizard that live in sandy desert areas. In Mui Ne, dishes processed from dong’s meat are considered as the specialties that every tourist is recommended to try out. Dong’s meat can be cooked in variety of ways like fried, roasted, stir-fried with herbs, or used as a main ingredient for hotpot. Dong’s meat is lightly tough but moist and it has a fresh flavor like chicken.
Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne
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Where to eat

Viet Nam home restaurant

  • Add: 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
  • Opening hours: 9.00 -23.00

Restaurant 49

  • Add: 49 Pham Van Dong st, Phan Thiet city
  • Opening hours: 10.00 am – 22.00 pm

9. Lau Tha (Seafood hot pot)

Seafood hot pot is always listed as a must for all foodies coming to Mui ne. Firstly, you pick the fresh fish then process them extremely carefully and dip fresh fish into lime juice to get rid of fishy smell. Come along with fresh fish is boiled pork and fried egg that are cut into fibers. You will eat this dish with roasted rice paper, broth and raw vegetable. The important thing is the dipping sauce; it must be made of pure anchovy fish sauce of Phan Thiet.

Top 10 Local Food Will Make You Fall In Love With Mui Ne
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Where to eat:

Viet Nam home restaurant

  • Add: 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
  • Opening hours: 9.00 -23.00


10. Rice paper and Shrimp pate


Rice paper dip in shrimp pate is a familiar food of the locals. Shrimp pate is mixed with chopped garlic and red hot pepper. To enhance the taste, you can add a little lemon juice on the mixture. People cover rice paper and boiled quail eggs then eat the fried fertimented paper withshrimp pate and spices. This is a very simple but tasty dish for tourists those who want to try out the street food in Mui Ne.

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Where to eat:

Rice paper and Shrimp sauce stall: at the conner of Tran Hung Dao st and Thu Khoa Huan street.

Feasting your eyes upon the gorgeous landscapes in Mui Ne and experiencing top stunning 10 local foods will make your trip extraordinarily wonderful.

Are you going to Mui Ne? Look at these suggestion to have a safe and sound trip:

- One day in Mui Ne with kids

- Two days in Mui Ne for backpackers

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