Grilled Vietnamese rice 'pizza' the talk of the town

Sunday, 2021-09-05 19:07:57
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Grilled rice ‘pizza’ topped with a sunny-side up egg. (Photo courtesy of nothingtoeat/vnexpress)
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A combination of savoury beef jerky, aromatic scallions, fatty pate, and creamy quail egg yolk, this Da Nang dish, grilled rice paper, bears the heart of local youth.

One simply cannot talk about Da Nang treats without mentioning its renowned rice paper sandwich (banh trang kep) and grilled rice paper (banh trang nuong).

Grilled rice paper, also called Vietnamese pizza, is a popular dish throughout central and southern Vietnam, including in Da Nang City, nearby Quang Ngai Province, Da Lat Town, and Saigon.

In particular, the dish is jazzed up and prepared in different styles in Da Nang, making it all the more appealing. Among these many styles, grilled rice "pizzas" with a runny fried egg is a favourite for many.

To enjoy this intriguing combination, swing by an eatery named Co Ty on Le Ngo Cat Street in Da Nang's Thanh Khe District. Not many tourists know of this location but it is a go-to spot for young locals.

The menu features nine dishes, of which seven are grilled rice "pizzas" with different toppings. Other dishes are cowfish and grilled squid.