According to details provided by Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guide, the addition of Da Nang to the Michelin Guide’s family is a testament to the vibrancy and quality of the nation’s culinary scene, as well as the richness and authenticity of its local food culture.

Along with these traditional specialties or eateries, Poullennec added that Da Nang also offers a lively fine dining scene, shaped by both local chefs showcasing the best of local produce, as well as international chefs who have fallen in love with the city and brought their hometown flavors with them.

The Michelin Guide also shared on its official website that Da Nang, globally recognized as an acclaimed tourist destination, can also be considered a true haven for food enthusiasts.

It noted that as a proud ambassador of Central Vietnamese cuisine, Da Nang has impressed the Michelin Guide Inspectors with the overall quality and variety of local specialties on offer, including Mì Quảng, Bún Chả Cá, and renowned Bánh Xèo.

“Seafood restaurants, all offering an abundance of extremely fresh or live marine creatures, as well as street food delicacies are not to be missed, and the Michelin Inspectors have delighted in sitting by the side of the road to savor culinary gems, such as a bowl of congee with braised duck,” the website added.

Local restaurants based in the central city will be assessed anonymously, collectively, and independently by the Michelin Guide Inspectors following five criteria, focusing solely on the overall quality of the food.

These include the quality of ingredients, the mastery of cooking techniques, the harmony of flavors, the personality of the cuisine, and the consistency over time and through the menu as a whole.

The 2024 restaurant selection of the Michelin Guide Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang will be unveiled at a ceremony scheduled for June in Ho Chi Minh City.