“Banh canh”, a specialty in Danang, literally means “cake” (noodles made from wheat or rice flour) and “soup”. There’re many types of banh canh, so which is your favourite? “Cha ca” and meat on the bone? Or crab and snakehead fish? Hmm it’s so hard to choose as they’re all delicious. I’d order a combination bowl with everything.
How to make Banh canh in Danang
Let’s begin the delight! Firstly squeeze a little lemon juice into the bowl, then add a tablespoon of chili sauce… the sweetness of the fish, crab or “chả cá” already tickles the tongue. Oh and don’t forget, dip a stick of the hot yellow fried bread into the soup, into the mouth, nom nom nom, it’s heaven!
My favourite banh canh shop is at 142 Huynh Thuc Khang which is open from 2pm everyday. This stall serves banh canh with meat on the bone, fish cake and/or shrimp.