Bap nuong (grilled corn in fish sauce)
Bắp nướng – Grilled corn
If I comply with my usual code, this entry shouldn’t be here because:
1- Not in season: Danang-ians like to eat grilled corns in the winter only. Now that it’s getting warmer, this is far from the perfect weather for this street snack.
2- Unpredictability, instability: I usually avoid writing about newly open places or those I have a feeling that will be closed/moved away soon. Who would want to waste several hours to write about something/somewhere that would be nowhere to be found soon after that?!
But today is one of those I-don’t-give-a-sh!t days and I decided to write an entry about this snack anyway.

So last night I was sitting on the pavement, just about 100m away from Han bridge, eating ice cream when suddenly my nose detected a super familiar, super attractive smell. After looking around for quite some time I concluded that it came from one of the restaurants across the road. Until I saw this mobile vendor just 20m away:
Left side: bap nuong vendor; right side: Han bridge
Found it yet? The one disguised by several green coconuts, was actually selling grilled corn. Holy crap, I haven’t seen, let alone eaten grilled corn for a thousand years! So you know the rest of the story: bye ice cream, bap nuong here I come.
Vietnamese corn is quite different from those I tried overseas. Different texture, much more glutinous. To make it even more Vietnamese, in Danang people pour over the surface some light fish sauce pre-mixed with different types of herbs and spices such as spring onion, garlic, chilli… before grill it over hot charcoal. Hence the irresistible smell.

Like I said, bap nuong is a favourite snack of locals in the winter, but if you happen to find it in a hot day like I did, take your chances.

Where: depends on your luck. I found one on the street next to Han bridge (west side).
How much: 8000VND


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Summer created in 2010 to share her eating experience in her hometown Da Nang and other cities around Viet Nam and Asia. She also runs the Funtastic hostels, Food tour and Cooking class in Danang.

Website: → Summer's Danang Food Tour


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