BANH BO DUA NUONG: DA NANG’S DELECTABLE STREET DELIGHT
Banh Bo Dua Nuong, or coconut honeycomb cake, is a special cuisine originated in Da Nang. It is another delightful exploration of street cuisine that you can only find here.
What makes this cuisine unmissable?
Banh Bo Dua Nuong is a symphony of flavor, renowned for its thin, crispy outer and generous coconut filling. The structure of the cake includes two ‘lid-like’ parts pressed together. Just take one bite, and you will be treated to a delightful dance of sweetness and warmth, making it the ideal snack for a chilly evening.
Before delving into this delectable delight, there’s a charming ritual: gently tear the cake or separate its two parts to reveal the coconut filling and enjoy the burst of its flavor. The versatility of this treat is another facet worth exploring. Some locals savor it while still warm, relishing the crispy crunch outside combined with a soft interior. Others prefer it as it cools when the outer layer is transformed into a chewy and firm texture, offering a different yet equally satisfying experience.
Thus, our recommendation for your first try is to buy 2-3 pieces and taste them in different ways to find your best match. Banh Bo Dua Nuong is frequently sold by street vendors. The making process takes less than 5 minutes, so you do not need to wait. Furthermore, you can also request the vendor adjust the thickness of the outer layer according to your preference.
Priced at just under 10,000 VND, this treat is not only delicious but also budget-friendly. For many locals, this treat holds nostalgic ties to their school days, adding a layer of sentimental value to its deliciousness.
Top 3 address to try Banh Bo Dua Nuong
Banh Bo Dua Nuong is frequently sold around the school or university areas. Below are the top 3 addresses where you can find a lot of vendors; some of them have even been selling for more than 10 years.
- Near the University of science and technology (near the railway crossing on Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hoa Khanh District, Da Nang city)
- Near Ton That Tung high school, Son Tra District (Here, vendors often operate around 11 AM)
- 71 Ngu Hanh Son Street, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City
May your time in Da Nang be filled with unforgettable memories and flavors as well!
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