Vietnam is know for its coffee. What you may not know is a lot of it is adulterated with chemical dyes, flavors, fillers. Here’s my list of favorite tea houses, cafes and restaurants with great espresso drinks in Da Nang.
Is Da Nang a Foodie Paradise? Straight talk about prices, food poisoning, navigating restaurant reviews and a breakdown of what to eat and what to avoid.
Western style breakfasts in Da Nang are easy to find, though not always very good. If you’re down for something heartier than a morning coffee or smoothie, here’s a list of tried and true Da Nang breakfast spots.
Even if you have super fast internet in your apartment, sometimes you need another place to work. Whether it’s to switch up with a change of scenery or a work refuge when the inevitable power outage hits your neighborhood, here’s a list of my favorite cafes in Da Nang to work remotely.
Using the GRAB app is the best way to get around Da Nang, including from the airport. Here are tips you need to know to make it easy and safe.
Where to shop in Da Nang
A multi story shopping center with house goods on one level and groceries on another. It’s clean, orderly and air conditioned. You can sign up for a membership rewards card to get discounts and loyalty rewards if you’ll be shopping here often.
Vinmart is on the second floor of Vincom Plaza, Da Nang’s idea of an upscale shopping mall. You’ll find a few familiar brand stores here, like H&M, Body Shop, Aldo.
Da Nang’s answer to Costco. Large, organized selection and decent prices, all in an orderly, clean and air conditioned warehouse. You’ll need a membership…here’s how to get one for free.
This large city side shopping mall has several floors loaded with groceries, personal care and home goods.
Health Food Stores + Imported Brands
Happy Healthy Farm
No Waste To Go
As mentioned elsewhere, getting quality meat is a real challenge. The best butcher I’ve found in Da Nang is Butcher Shop Plus. They sell imported meats and chicken, custom cut steaks and pork chops, smoke their own BBQ brisket (highly recommended!) and ribs, and sell holiday specialties, like smoked ham for Easter.
Bac My An (video tour)
You can find dedicated brand stores in the city and makeup counters at Vincom Plaza.
Han Market (video tour)
Computer & Electronics
Phi Long Technology
Amazon has a limited stock of items they ship to Vietnam. It’s best to browse through the Amazon international portal to see what is available.
This online marketplace offers lots of different items for sale by a variety of vendors, from personal care to electronics. Items are delivered to your home and you can set up payment on delivery. Do your research and shop with care, as items are sometimes not exactly as described in the listings, and lots of branded makeup and skincare products are fake.
This online marketplace is similar to Lazada.
Order all kinds of supplements and personal care items from this trusted source of natural products. I use this for vitamins, collagen proteins, homeopathic remedies, herbal supplements and essential oils.
Locals advertise everything from prepared food to motorcycles for sale to pop up craft fairs on Da Nang expat groups.
Food Delivery Apps
Facebook (some restaurants let you order delivery through their fb page)
Renting an apartment in Da Nang
How to avoid the most common mistakes when renting in Da Nang. Everything you need to know: costs, what’s included, what internet speed is really like, power outages, leases and more.