Da Nang rice paper pork rolls (Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo) is the most famous specialty of Da Nang that any visitor to Da Nang should enjoy once. This dish, although simple, has attracted many visitors. A special feature of this dish is that it has a salty taste and a characteristic scent that creates the attractiveness of the dish. Each shop will have a secret to making standard fish sauce according to its own taste to amaze diners.
What is special about Da Nang rice paper pork rolls?
Referring to Da Nang cuisine, people remember rice paper rolls with pork, only from very familiar ingredients in each family’s daily meal that have been cleverly combined together to create a delicious dish that goes into people’s hearts.
If you just take a look at this delicious Da Nang dish, don’t rush to immediately judge its simplicity, Da Nang pork rolls do not require high professional, but mainly the chef chooses the ingredients that it is so fresh and delicate, bringing the smell mixed with the sweet and sour taste of the accompanying vegetables.
How to make pork rice paper rolls – this delicious dish in Da Nang is not too difficult and complicated, the most important thing is dedication when preparing and combining ingredients. Pork will be taken from the best part of the pig such as thigh meat, back meat, butt meat, then boiled meat until the meat is cooked evenly, with moderate ripeness, enough to cut into thin slices, especially the meat must include 3 distinct parts lean, fat, skin and when cutting meat must keep the connection between those three parts.
According to experienced chefs in preparing pork rolls in Da Nang, the breed of pig chosen to make the meat roll must be a wild pig, this is a pig that farmers love. Feeding with sweet potatoes and bran, the meat will be fragrant, sweet, soft and not fat, not causing the feeling of the fullness for people to enjoy, creating a delicious dish in Da Nang.
The boiled meat must have clear fat, if the fat has a different color, it is not good enough, when boiling, it must also be kept on fire so that it is not cooked too slow, not cooked too quickly, the lean part is always required to have a light pink color, the meat is always light pink. Soft and fragrant, although it is said to be rustic, this dish does not lack meticulousness and sophistication.
The accompanying vegetables are all common, easy to find, bring different flavors to use such as: the gentle taste of salads, the soothing taste of perilla, the strong aroma of basil, lettuce, and bean sprouts… mainly is garden vegetables with a fresh taste, in addition to thinly sliced bananas and cucumbers.
Rice paper must be dew-dried, fragrant with rice, and not broken or broken when wrapped. Finally, fish sauce, which determines the deliciousness of the dish up to 70%, seasoning fish sauce is extracted from fresh anchovies in a coastal fishing village, then chili and garlic are added to increase the smell and pungent taste of the sauce.
Because of its rustic and simple like the life of Da Nang people, rice paper pork rolls has become an important highlight in Da Nang’s culinary culture.
How to eat pork rice paper rolls?
To enjoy this delicious dish, visitors should not be in a hurry, holding rice paper in their hands and then adding raw vegetables, cucumber slices, green bananas, pork, must be arranged so that the pieces are just round and firm. If you can mix the flavors of the ingredients and then slowly roll them up, dip them in fish sauce and enjoy, most visitors will surely agree to feel the chewiness of the rice paper, the soft taste with a bit of sweetness and richness. The taste of meat, the cool taste of raw vegetables, the acrid taste of green banana slices, the characteristic pungent taste of seasoning sauce, all blend together to bring a wonderful feeling.
Rice paper rolls with pork will lose its characteristic if not enjoyed with seasoning sauce – a typical fish sauce similar to shrimp paste in the North. Rice paper with the rich taste of pork, blended in the fresh taste of raw vegetables and in the characteristic aroma of seasoning fish sauce.
Some suggested places to enjoy delicious pork rolls in Da Nang:
Rice paper rolls with pork is a must-try delicious dish when visiting Da Nang. Visitors can enjoy the typical dishes of this city at some of the famous places below:
1. Tran Restaurant
Branch 1: No. 4 Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
Branch 2: Pham Van Dong junction, Hoang Bich Son, Son Tra district, Da Nang city.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 22:00
Reference price: 100,000 – 165,000 VND/piece.
2. Mau Restaurant
Address: No. 35 Do Thuc Tinh Street, Cam Le District, Da Nang City.
Opening hours: 8:00 – 23:00
Reference price: 60,000 – 165,000 VND/piece.
3. Huong Restaurant
Branch 1: 460 2/9 street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.
Branch 2: 126 Duy Tan, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm.
Reference price: 80,000 – 120,000 VND/piece.
4. Dai Loc Nho Restaurant
Address: 27/2 Thai Phien, Hai Chau, Da Nang
Opening time: 6:30am – 8:30pm
Reference price: 30,000 VND – 79,000 VND