Gruel, steamed sticky rice or soup cake are “light dishes” helping you forget about hunger at night in the beautiful coastal Nha Trang city. At the tourist cities, night eateries spring up a lot, and Nha Trang is no exception. Characteristics of this item are sold late but still offer a variety of delicacies for travelers. Here are four must-try foods list for people when visiting Nha Trang.

1. Gruel

gruel - late-night dishes in Nha Trang City.

Gruel is the ideal choice for many people for hunger attack in the late night. This dish is easy to eat, gentle and suitable for almost all people. The eateries here are usually enchanting you with many different tastes. You can choose to eat white rice porridge with green onions, salted duck eggs, salted meat, round scad cooked with sauce or squill-fish… Some places also add salted radish without paying an extra charge.

Gruel- late-night dishes in Nha Trang city.
Gruel with many different components. Photo:

The price of a bowl of gruel ranges from 10,000 to 15,000 VND. Address suggestion for you is 46 Thong Nhat (open 18h – 3h), alleys 14 Dang Tat (open 18h30 – 23h) and along Le Loi, Phan Chu Trinh Street.

2. Soup Cake (Banh Canh)

Soup Cake (Banh Canh) is a thick Vietnamese noodle that can be made from tapioca flour or a mixture of rice and tapioca flour.”Cake” refers to the thick sheet of uncooked dough from which the noodles are cut.

When it’s turning to midnight, the temperature is so low that everyone feel hungry and want to eat something hot. That may be the reason why there are so many soup cake eateries in the street at night. Although opening late at night, these eateries offer a full bowl of thin pork, crispy eggs, and meat, grilled fish with chili, freshwater fish sauce, saltwater fish sauce. When eating, you can feel the fine sweet taste from the bone.

soup cake late-night dishes in Nha Trang
A bowl of hot soup cake is a delicacy for people in the cold night. Photo:

Some addresses that you should try are: the corner of Le Thanh Ton Street, open from 22h to 2h with the price at 15000-20000 per bowl.

3. Steamed sticky rice

steamed sticky rice late-night dishes in Nha Trang City.
Many people working the night shift often choose steamed sticky rice as a perfect dish. Photo:

Xôi ( steamed sticky rice) is a sweet or savory Vietnamese dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients. Xôi is a common on-the-go breakfast item, and a popular snack nationwide. It isn’t hard to find hot delicious steamed sticky rice eateries in the coastal cities.

Steamed sticky rice - late-night dishes in Nha Trang

The Ma Vong area located near the train station is the most popular spot selling …. You can enjoy the different flavors ranging from sweet such as “xoi nep” – made with sticky rice, “xoi đau đen” – made with black urad beans,” xoi la cam” – made with the magenta plant, “xoi gac” – made with the aril and seeds of the gac fruit, “xoi vo” – coated with ground peeled-and-boiled mung beans… to savory such as “xoi thit” – with meat , “xoi lap xuong” – made with Chinese sausage, meat floss and boiled quail egg. Because of the variety of ingredients of steamed sticky rice , the price is not fixed, from 3,000 VND or more.

4. Egg noodle soup with wontons

One of the late-night dishes that can not fail to mention is egg noodle soup with wontons. This dish is sold at 28 Bach Dang Street (open: 17h30 – 22h), Apartment B7 Phan Boi Chau Street ( open: 17h – 23h). The price is at 35000-55000 VND per bowl.

my hoanh thanh, lste-night dishes in Nha Trang
egg noodle soup with wontons

A full bowl is not much but enough for you to drive away the ravenous hunger. The sellers here are relatively careful when processing broth. So you can feel the fine sweet taste, soft char siew and fried dumplings. These eateries often cater dry rice noodle that is an attractive and delicious dish.

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