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Jellyfish Noodles - Must-try dish in Nha Trang

Jellyfish Noodles - Must-try dish in Nha Trang

Jellyfish Noodles - Must-try dish in Nha Trang

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    About jellyfish noodles

    Nha Trang jellyfish noodles is a signature dish of this sea city. It is universally favored by both locals and tourists. Especially when summer comes and the heat goes up, jellyfish gets more delicious as it helps to cool down inner body heat.

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    Selected jellyfish to cook this dish are small ones - only at the size of a thumbnail. Their bodies are thick with an opaque white that is quite similar to the color of coconut meat. Fishermen have to sail to the faraway sea in order to catch this type of jellyfish. 

    The broth will be cooked from ponyfishes which is a very small fish. It is only about three-finger long. To make the broth nutritious, locals also use other fish such as mackerels and barracuda. These fish will have their bones removed and then be grinded until all becomes smooth mince. 

    Later, mince will be shaped into little fish balls and steamed. When eating, you only need to put some bun, salad, clean jellyfish and some fish balls together with the broth. There comes the dedicated and tasty jellyfish noodle.

    jellyfish nha trang


    The recipe of Nha Trang jellyfish noodle is rooted in the cuisine of Central Vietnam. In this land, the locals only use fish instead of meat to cook the broth. Other ingredients also come from the sea. Not too many additives are used to ensure that the original taste of sea is well-preserved. They focus on the natural flavor of fish to cook such a devoted and original dish of local culture. 

    Jellyfish noodles not only earn favour from the locals in Nha Trang but it also gains the heart of many visitors. It is the unique recipe of preserving natural taste and the simplicity yet dedication of the chef that impresses all diners. This Nha Trang jellyfish noodles is a combination of nature and culture of this Central Vietnam’s land. 

    Where to eat Jellyfish Noodle in Nha Trang?

    1. Bun Ca Co Ba

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    Address: 123 Yersin, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 06:00 - 11:00 & 15:00 - 21:00

    This is a popular restaurant with high quality. The broth is not too thick. Fish are always delicious and fresh. Jellyfish are crispy. Big bowl costs VND 25.000, small one costs VND 20.000 and special bowl with more fish costs VND 35.000. Iced tea is served for free. Staff are friendly. 

    2. Bun ca Min - Bun ca Ninh Hoa

    jellyfish nha trang


    Address: 170 Bach Dang, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 16:00 - 21:00

    This place is popular to locals as it has been serving for quite a long time. A big bowl with fish, fish balls and jellyfish costs VND 35.000. Broth is sweet and rich in flavor without MSG. The restaurant is not too big, so it will be more refreshing if you sit outside. Iced tea is reviewed to be surprisingly tasty. 

    3. Bun ca sua Yersin

    Address: 87 Yersin, Nha Trang 
    Opening hours: 9:00 - 21:00

    Jellyfish noodles here have fish balls, jellyfish and mackerels. Jellyfish and fish balls are extremely delicious. The broth is clear and sweet. If it’s not salty enough, you can add fish sauce. The owner is fun. 

    4. Bun ca sua Tang Bat Ho 

    Address: 3 Tang Bat Ho, Nha Trang
    Opening hours: 6:00 - 10:30 

    The staff is enthusiastic and friendly. They deliver excellent customer service that will impress you for sure. A full bowl costs VND 30.000. The texture of fish balls is perfect. Jellyfish are crispy and tasty to dip in sweet and sour sauce made from shrimp. La Han Qua ginseng tea is also served. 

    5. Quan Cay Bang - Bun ca La Dam

    Address: 6 Han Thuyen, Nha Trang 
    Opening hours: 06:00 - 24:00

    It is said this restaurant serves the original Nha Trang jellyfish noodles. A full bowl has different types of fish, fish balls and jelly fish.


    28 Apr 2020
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