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Visiting the fresh seafood market in Da Nang

Da Nang is known by many tourist attractions: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, Asia Park, Ba Na Hills, beaches…; besides, the abundant and fresh seafood is also the highlight which is attractive visitors. In particular, here you can buy seafood at the market and ask somebody in the local restaurant cook for you; it will be very cheap and fresh.

An unusual market

In Da Nang there are many seafood markets, but there is a very unique market, a familiar place for locals and visitors, with dozens kind of seafood from shellfish, snail, clams, mussel, crab, fish, shrimp, squid… are extremely fresh and attractive.

the boat of fishers
the boat of fishers
Rich seafood
Rich seafood

The special thing of this market is the price of items fixed by the seller, you cannot bargain here. So the sale took place very quickly.

More interesting, immediately after choosing the kind of seafood you like, the seller will show you a few local restaurants which located nearby to bring your bought seafood there, asking the chef cook for you basing on your food style at the price of each dish only: from 20 000 VND to 40 000 VND. Perhaps because of this, many people call this seafood market is “instant” seafood market.

The simplicity of the local market

The market is located at the crossroad of Hoang Sa Street with Le Duc Tho Street, close to the coast, Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city. People call this place is the market, but actually here only consists of two or three pavilions, each pavilion was covered by plastic tarpaulin become a small shop, which displays all kinds of seafood has just been caught from the sea.

Sweet snail
Sweet snail
Scallops only 120,000 VND per kg
Scallops only 120,000 VND per kg

Normally, there are only two or three booths, but on the good days when fishermen catch a lot of seafood, there are four or five more people coming to sell, sitting in a row of neat and orderly, almost never dispute with each other.

Oysters 50,000 VND per kg
Oysters 50,000 VND per kg
Blood cockle
Blood cockle
Lobster
Lobster
Geo-Duck
Geo-Duck

Inside each booth, people display seafood in small bins with oxygen to keep them alive and fresh. They will quote you when you ask each kind of seafood; if you agree their price, they will put seafood on weight, such that keep going until you finish the purchase of the selected items.

Weigh and pay
Weigh and pay

Looking at all kinds of fresh seafood, with many attractive species, few people will be able to resist the “excessive spending” to buy the seafood they love.

“Instant” seafood market

After picking your favorite seafood you like, the seller will show you the place to bring things for cooking. Normally, the sellers here also have a local eatery or a relative with the eatery nearby, so only after a phone call, there will be a motorcycle rider to take you to go to the cooking place and note the processing requirements of each guest and each dish.

Average fee for cooking seafood from 20,000 đ to 40,000 đ per dish
Average fee for cooking seafood from 20,000 đ to 40,000 đ per dish
Diners can get in the kitchen to help the chef in cooking
Diners can get in the kitchen to help the chef in cooking

You may not need to follow the instructions of the seller, because right opposite this area is a long line of popular eateries with seats overlooking the windy sea, plentiful of choices for you.

Two plates of grilled clams are only 90,000 VND
Two plates of grilled clams are only 90,000 VND

Depending on your taste, you can ask the chef cook your seafood in ways: steamed dish, roasted dish, fried dish… Every dish is cooked very quickly. Cheap price but not so that the chef is negligent in cooking, all the dishes are well prepared with a lot of the colors from herbs to chili peppers, salt with lemon and pepper, full of spices to eat extremely attractive.

Delicious grilled dishes
Delicious grilled dishes
Grilled adductor muscle of giant mussel
Grilled adductor muscle of giant mussel
Grilled clam with onions and cooking oil
Grilled clam with onions and cooking oil
Grilled shrimp
Grilled shrimp

Nice view and comfortable seats

The restaurants here have very beautiful sea view. The vast blue ocean stretches to the horizon; the flat white sand is sometimes covered by sea water. The sea breeze blows into the shop, making the diners feel like they are coming back to nature.

Nice view of cool seats
Nice view of cool seats

Imagine you are eating hot baked dishes and also enjoy the cool feeling of the sea breeze, the heat will dissipate immediately. Good food with nice and comfortable seats will make the guests feel more delicious.

In the hot summer weather, let’s visit Da Nang to experience the feeling of self-buying fresh seafood, bring to processing in place and enjoy the inshore sea breeze.

Enjoy the aroma of locally made dishes, the fresh ingredients have brought an unmistakable taste, more important than the price is cheap, what better than that!

About the author

Hi, I'm Ho Lam! That's me, the boy who wants more experience each day. I'm slowly but surely working my way, travelling and sharing is my taste. The articles of this blog are not only from me, but also from my friends and the travellers mailed to me.

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