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Discover cuisine heaven in Con Market, Da Nang
Updated at Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017, 16:18
Con Market is a prominent shopping venue in Da Nang City Centre where you can find over 2,000 stalls selling an array of handicrafts, apparel, and accessories at wholesale prices. Also known as Da Nang Commercial Centre, it is widely regarded as the coastal city’s largest and busiest wholesale shopping venue.
Built atop a highland in the city centre during the 1940s, Con Market was the focal point for farmers and fishermen from Vietnam’s rural districts such as Que Son, Dai Loc, and Thang Binh looking to sell fresh vegetables, seafood, and poultry. Following a renovation in 1984, it is now set within a three-storey building along Ong Ich Khiem Street.
You can find fresh produce, dried goods, coffee beans and plenty of food stalls on the ground floor while the upper level hosts handicrafts and t-shirts vendors as well as tailor services. While goods sold here are considerably cheaper than most markets in Vietnam, you can still bargain for lower prices - ask about 50 per cent to 70 per cent off the retail prices.
There’s also a wide range of cheap and authentic Vietnamese dishes available, including banh mi (Vietnamese-style baguette), goi cuon (spring rolls), banh xeo (crispy pancake), and mi quang (Vietnamese turmeric noodles). You can expect to pay about VND 30,000 for a filling meal at Con Market.
Con Market is a 10-minute taxi ride from Da Nang International Market, and is just across the street of Vinh Trung Plaza. Open daily from 08:00 onwards, the market is mostly frequented by locals, especially during evenings and public holidays such as the Tet Festival.

 
'Pha lau' is an exotic Vietnamese dish filled with pig or cow innards and cooked with herbs and seasoning in a stew similar to a curry, although not as spicy. It is usually served with bread.. Huong's shop at the entrance charges 20,000 VND (less than 1 USD) a bowl.
"Pha lau" is an exotic Vietnamese dish filled with pig or cow innards and cooked with herbs and seasoning in a stew similar to a curry, although not as spicy. It is usually served with bread.. Huong's shop at the entrance charges 20,000 VND (less than 1 USD) a bowl.
 
Visitors to Con Market.
Visitors to Con Market.
This rainbow tray is also easily spotted at the gate. It serves several kinds of traditional cakes such as the round, sweet, chewy sponge cake banh bo made from rice flour with cassava coated with coconut rind. You can get a full taste for just 5,000 VND.
This rainbow tray is also easily spotted at the gate. It serves several kinds of traditional cakes such as the round, sweet, chewy sponge cake banh bo made from rice flour with cassava coated with coconut rind. You can get a full taste for just 5,000 VND.
Banh Uot.
Banh Uot.
Nem Chua.
Nem Chua.
Green papaya salad with beef jerky.
Green papaya salad with beef jerky.
Bong Wine.
Bong Wine.
Banana sweet soup.
Banana sweet soup.
Lemongrass skewer.
Lemongrass skewer.
Sandwich Da Nang.
Sandwich Da Nang.
Jackfruit salad: There are many stands serving this central region’s specialty at the market. It's a crunchy dish with fresh jackfruit mixed with pork skin, roasted peanuts, fried onions, aromatic leaves and chili. Each portion costs between 10,000 and 20,000 VND.
Jackfruit salad: There are many stands serving this central region’s specialty at the market. It's a crunchy dish with fresh jackfruit mixed with pork skin, roasted peanuts, fried onions, aromatic leaves and chili. Each portion costs between 10,000 and 20,000 VND.
Dried shredded chicken.
Dried shredded chicken.
Cuttlefish.
Cuttlefish.
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