Options are good. I love Vietnamese food, but sometimes I just want something different. Fortunately, Da Nang has a limited but quality internationl food selection. Decent burger? No problem. Japanese ramen? Found it. Pizza? Yep. How about Chinese food in Da Nang? This is the place.
Chinese food in Da Nang
The picture almost says it all, but I’ll add just a little bit. This places rocks. I’d say it’s very similar to the Chinese food you’d get in Singapore, which is pretty authentic in most people’s book. For what it’s worth, my Taiwanese girlfriend backs me up on this. Fried rice with a roasted duck, and pretty cheap too at 50,000 a plate. You can also get a tasty duck soup cooked in Chinese ‘medicinal herbs’ (way better than it sounds). On a separate visit, we ordered the wonton soup, which was also very good. Of course everything is made in-house, so it’s very fresh, or just about as fresh as you can make something taste after a healthy sprinkling of salt and MSG. The dipping sauces were spot-on as well.
The most impressive thing about this place is the fact that it tastes different to Vietnamese food. It’s actually Chinese, not Vietnamese food with a translated menu. That’s no small task. I’ve been to lots of ‘Korean’ places here where you can see that they’re trying, but it’s just not quite right. This place, however, seems to really separate itself flavor-wise from even other ‘Chinese’ spots in town (Kimdy comes to mind). To top it off, the waiter can actually speak Chinese (again, my girlfriend supports this; don’t take my word for it). He lived in Singapore for a couple years so can take your order in 3 different languages, including English.
Tiệm Ăn Chợ Lớn is at 49 Phan Chau Trinh, firmly in the city center. They’re open for lunch and I’d assume through dinner, though I haven’t eaten here later than 1 pm.
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