There are many various local specialities to eat in Hoi An.
Many travelers or visitors not only love Hoi An because its beauty but also the tastiest city in Vietnam. From mouth-watering street food to 5 star fabulous feast, Hoi An never makes you disappointed. So if you are wondering where to eat the best dishes in Vietnam, Hoi An is a wise choice because it is a heaven for all foodies. Here are top 5 famoua local food that you must try when visiting Hoi An:
1. Banh xeo ( Vietnamese pancake )
Vietnamese pancake – banh xeo – is one of the most popular dishes in Vietnam. The story doesn’t end with the Banh Xeo crispy pancake. Delicious as they are, there is more to add. You take your crispy, eggy little piece of deliciousness and place it on a sheet of crisp rice paper. The ingredients usually includes: Rice powder, water, turmeric powder for the batter, bean sprouts, shrimp, pork, and egg. People usually eat “banh xeo” with sweet and creamy peanut sauce. You should visit Hoi An to eat this dish once!
2. Banh mi ( Vietnamese bread )
There are so many things to talk about this special Vietnamese bread as its many versions. It influenced by the French baguette which was brought to Viet Nam in the war time. Nowadays, it is served with pate, mayonnaise, pickled vegetables, coriander, herbs, fresh chillies, some kinds of meat, egg. Vietnamese bread of Madam Phuong is considered as the best “banh mi” in the world. Try once and you will never regret, I’m sure!
3. Cao Lau
Cao lau is made with noodles, pork, and local greens, that is found only in Hoian. Its unique taste and texture is achieved by using water from an ancient Cham well named Ba Le Well. It differs from typical Vietnamese noodle dishes because it has no soup. In Vietnamese, locals call it a “mixing dish” because it includes vegetables, fried lard and sauce on top of the noodles. The ingredients are placed in the dish, but it’s the customer who mixes them together. The strange ingredient in it is ash and the noodles are plump and squishy rather like udon noodles. Eat “cao lau” in Hoi An and you will never forget its taste!
4. Com ga ( Vietnamese rice and chicken )
This dish is not similar to any rice dish in Vietnam. Boiled chicken is cut or torn into smaller slices, seasoned with spices like salt, pepper, chilli and Vietnamese coriander – This is why the rice has a light yellow color. The spicy dish might burn your tongue a little bit, but it’s an essential part of the cultural experience in central Vietnam. The culinary style in this region is different than the sweeter tastes in the south and saltier dishes in the north. In Hoi An, Mrs. Buoi Restaurant is known as the best place to eat this dish!
5. Mi Quang ( Quang noodles )
This is the popular country dish in Hoi An. The main ingredients of this dish are rice noodles, meat and herbs, most commonly served with a small amount of broth, which is generally infused with turmeric. The most feature is the broth made from tomato, shrimp and pork with a smidgen of spice. In addition to noodle, a bowl of Quang Noodle is topped with shrimp, slides of pork or chicken, egg, peanuts, rice cracker and green onion. It is eaten with vegetables including lettuce, mint basil, and chopped banana flower. The noodle is yellow or white in color and made from rice flour. To assemble the dish, they fill a serving bowl half-full with fresh greens and place some noodles on top of the greens. If you are in Hoi An, try Mi Quang now and you can taste a special flavor!
Of crouse, there are a lot of tasty dish to eat in Hoi An, but these are the most favourite ones that you “must-try” when visiting this beautiful town. Have you ever tried this? How do you feel? Please let us know by commenting you ideas below!
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