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6 Muslim-Friendly Eateries You Shouldn’t Miss In Da Nang

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Cheng Sim  •  Feb 26, 2020

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Da Nang, the coastal city of Vietnam, is known for many things - white sandy beaches, colonial history and of course, its amazing Vietnamese street food. Being a Muslim-minority country, finding halal food in this destination can be challenging for Muslim travellers. Planning to visit this underrated gem in Vietnam, but not sure where to find halal food in Da Nang? We've got you covered! Whether you're craving for authentic Vietnamese food or heartwarming Indian cuisine, journey through the flavours of the city with this halal food guide!
1. Thien Ly Danang-Style
Dining at Thien Ly Danang-style Restaurant will be one of the best moves you make when you're in Da Nang. Founded by Tung and Ly, who grew up with the flavours of southern Vietnamese cuisine, their aim is to share their family recipes to the world. As a family-run restaurant, you can expect the atmosphere and menu to be as cosy as it gets.  Can't decide between rice vermicelli-wrapped Summer Rolls or deep-fried Spring Rolls? We recommend trying both! Packed with prawn and vegetables, you're going to enjoy every single bite of it. Otherwise, go absolutely local with the Pho Bo Nam Bo, a bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup that is served with a broth that is stewed for 8 hours. Thien Ly also has vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, which will appeal to foodies of other dietary requirements. Halal status: Halal-certified by Commission Board of Islam in Ninh Thuan Province, and do note that beers is served in the premises. Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9.30PM Address: 37 Ba Dinh, Hai Chau, Da Nang, Vietnam Contact:+84 (0236) 3689-005 Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Belanga Bay Restaurant
Situated at Danang Golden Bay Hotel, Belanga Bay Restaurant is another option for halal food in Da Nang. With Malaysian chef Asmawai bin Kassim helming the kitchen, you can expect a medley of Malaysian and Southeast Asian flavours on the menu. Inspired by Da Nang's close proximity to the sea, it's only natural for Belanga Bay to specialise in seafood and steamboat. Serving a range of fresh seafood such as prawns, squids, and fish, the menu will definitely appeal to seafood lovers. Every now and then, you can only enjoy local selections from his hometown in Malaysia, and Malaysians will find roti canai and nasi goreng absolutely comforting. Halal status: Halal-certified by Halal Certification Agency (Jakim Certification Scheme) Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-9.30PM  Address : Level 1 – Block B, Danang Golden Bay Hotel, Lê Văn Duyệt, Nại Hiên Đông, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam Contact: +84 236 3878 999 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3.  Simpur Restaurant (Halal Bruneian & Malay)
Bruneians will definitely feel right at home when they step into Simpur Halal Restaurant. Named after Brunei's national flower, Simpur is owned by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and opened in 2017, in conjunction with the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting that took place in Da Nang. With the rising number of Bruneians heading to Da Nang, this restaurant continued to offer them a taste of home in Vietnam. Out of the many food selections you find at Simpur, be sure to order nasi katok, Brunei's comfort food that consists of plain rice, fried chicken and sambal. There are also other dishes of Indonesian and Malaysian influences such as nasi ayam penyet, nasi goreng kampung and nasi lemak. Remember to order a cup of Milo, Bruneian's favourite chocolate malt drink. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 8AM-10PM (Closed on Sun) Address: 165, Tran Hung Dao, Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam Contact: +84 935 528 165 Facebook | Instagram
4. Nan n Kabab Indian Halal Restaurant
Credit: Nan n Kabab Danang on Facebook  If you're craving for hearty Middle Eastern cuisine in Da Nang, look no further than Nan n Kabab Danang. It's a fuss-free dining spot for anyone who prefers to eat something quick and easy, but still rich in flavour.
Credit: Nan n Kabab Danang on Facebook When you're at Nan n Kabab, you can't go wrong with chicken biryani and a side of butter chicken karahi, chicken tikka masala or lamb achari karahi. If you're not in the mood for rice, check out the naan selections including cheese naan, butter paratha, and chapatti. Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers, and the restaurant does not serve alcohol in the premises. Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: 233 Ho Nghinh Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam Contact: +84 164 542 7807 Website | Facebook
5. Ginger & Lime Halal Restaurant
Credit: Ginger & Lime Halal Restaurant on Facebook If you decide to stay at Centarea Sandy Beach Danang resort, Ginger & Lime Halal Restaurant will be a convenient dining option for you. Specialising in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, you can indulge in a variety of local selections including Pho Bo, Vietnamese's popular beef noodle soup complete with savoury and peppery notes. 
Credit: Ginger & Lime Halal Restaurant on Facebook It's also great to have the best of Vietnamese and Thai flavours on the menu. That means, savouring Da Nang-style seafood hotpot with a side of green papaya salad is doable here. Since both of these countries are known for their spicy dishes, don't be shy to tell the waiter to make your food less spicy or very spicy. Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Open daily; 5.30PM-10.30PM Address: Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang, 21 Truong Sa Road, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang, Vietnam. Contact: +84 0236 961 777 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Roots Plant-Based Cafe
Roots Plant-Based Cafe sure knows how to make vegan food look good, and the sight of its health-conscious meal is enough to make you hungry. Situated by the beach in Da Nang, burying your feet in the sand while enjoying smoothie bowls topped with red dragon fruit, banana, mango and a sprinkle of chia seeds sounds like paradise.  If you prefer something hearty, enjoy a Mush's burger that is stuffed with barbecued pulled mushroom, purple cabbage and carrot coleslaw. There's also BBQ Burger, which stands for beet black bean quinoa, they'll make you rethink about the burgers you would normally enjoy. Prefer to fill up your tummy with toasts? You can have them here with toppings such as avocado and shiitake mushrooms, peanut butter, and beetroot hummus. Halal status: This cafe serves an all-vegan menu and alcohol is not served in the premises Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-10PM Address: An Thượng 30 Mỹ An Ngũ Hành Sơn Đà Nẵng Contact: +0865528252 Website | Facebook | Instagram Whether you're craving for authentic Vietnamese pho or fresh and colourful smoothie bowls, now you know where to go to keep your tummy full! If you're planning to explore the rest of Vietnam for the first time, check out our Muslim-friendly itinerary to inspire your next trip!