Hoi An Old Town is known as a heaven for traditional food that is very cheap and delicious. Here are “What to eat in Hoi An” that you should try when visiting Hoi An.
1. Com Ga Hoi An (Hoi An Chicken Rice)
There are three main ingredients for Hoi An Chicken Rice: the chicken, the rice and the vegetable. Boiled chicken is cut or torn into smaller pieces and mixed with some spices, pepper, chili to put on the plate with roasted rice along with few herbs. Then, it is served with rice that is cooked with chicken broth, with a dash of fresh turmeric to give it a glossy yellow colour.
Offer: Com Ga Ba Nga, 08 Phan Chau Trinh, 40.000 – 100.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Com Ga)
2. Cao Lau (Rice Noodles With Barbecued Pork, Greens and Croutons)
When you comes to Hoi An Old Town, you can’t skip Cao Lau. It is a regional Vietnamese dish made with pork, noodles and local greens. Its unique taste and texture is achieved by using water from the town’s Ba Le well.
Offer: Thanh Cao Lau, 26 Thai Phien Street, 20.000-25.000 VND.
3. Banh Mi (Bread)
With an always-hot-baguettes, delicious meat, and Pâté, together with homemade sauces and hot peppers and pickled carrots, Vietnam’s best breads are found in Hoi An.
Offer: Banh Mi Phuong, 22B Phan Chau Trinh Street, 20.000-50.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Banh Mi)
4. My Quang (Quang Noodles)
My Quang is the popular country dish in Hoi An Old Town. The noodle is yellow or white in color. It is mixed with shrimp, pork, crackers, bone broth seasoned with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot, and garlic, herbs, and local greens.
Offer: Mr Hai, 6A Truong Minh Luong Street, 25.000VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Mi Quang)
5. Banh Hoa Hong (White rose dumplings)
Banh Hoa Hong are two types of cake with similar ingredients and usually served on the same plate. This dishes are made rice dough with pork or shrimp and then squeezing them together in a shape resembling flowers.
Offer: Hoa Hong Trang Restaurant, 533 Hai Ba Trung Street, 70.000-100.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Banh Bao Banh Vac)
6. Banh Dap – Hen Xao (Smashing rice paper – Minced clams)
Banh Dap – Hen Xao is a combination of clams and crispy rice paper. The clams are boiled and flesh will be separated from the shell and then fried with herbs, spring onions, peppers, chili, ginger and peanuts. Banh Dap has two layers of the wet rice paper and the crispy rice paper, combined together.
Offer: Ben Tre Restaurant, Xuyen Trung, Cam Nam Commune, 25.000-50.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Banh Dap Hen Xao)
7. Banh Beo (Bloating Fern-shaped cake)
Banh Beo are usually placed in small cups with rice flour, tapioca flour, dried pigskin, ground shrimp, mung bean paste, crispy fried shallots, fish sauce, rice vinegar, and oil above. The sauce mixes with fish sauce, sugar, garlic, chili and shrimp which create the great tasting dish.
Offer: Hoang Van Thu Street or Dinh Tien Hoang Street, 15.000 VND/5 small cups.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Banh Beo)
8. Kem Ong (Ice cream in Hoi An)
The ice cream include sugar, milk, water. There is a variety of flavors but four popular ones are chocolate, durian, strawberry and coconut milk.
Offer: on Tran Phu Street, 5.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Kem Ong)
9. Xi Ma Phu (Black Sesame Sweet Soup)
Xi Ma Phu is a kind of dessert which made from several ingredients like black sesame, coconut, rice flour, and sugar. This sweet soup is the tastiest when it is served hot in Hoi An.
Offer: Old man small street vendor, 02 Nguyen Truong To Street, 5.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Xi Ma Phu)
10. Tao Pho (Hoi An Tofu)
Tao Pho is a good dessert or snack. It can be served when it’s hot or cold along with coconut cream, jelly and boiled sugar.
Offer: Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant, 50 Tran Cao Van Street, 10.000 – 20.000 VND.
(What to eat in Hoi An – Tao Pho)
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