Not only famous for its heritage values recognized by UNESCO, Hoi An is known as a heaven for food lovers to enjoy Vietnamese traditional dishes and discover its sophisticated culinary art. A trip to the ancient town is not perfect without sitting side by side on little chairs with local people and other tourists and enjoys its street food.
So, Today, Vietnam Typical Tours would like share for travelers : “Top famous dishes in Hoi An attract visitors first time enjoy”.
1. Cao Lau
One of the famous specialties of Hoi An. 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. In the last few decades, new restaurants with modern versions have added shrimp or chicken, and additional herbs.
2. Hoanh Thanh
This dish comes from China but has been adapted by the inhabitants to suit the local taste. Wonton is made with rice flour and filled with ingredients such as shrimp, pork, egg, and spices. There are few kinds of wonton dishes as fried wonton, wonton soup.
3. Quang Noodle
Quang Noodle is another specialty that you shouldn’t miss in Hoi An. A bowl of Quang noodle includes flat rice noodle, fertimented pork, shrimp, vegetables and crackers. The pork based broth is a real star of this kind of noodle. It’s brightly in color and amazing in flavor.
4. Chicken Rice (Cơm Gà)
Hoi An is the best place in Viet Nam serving up chicken rice. This dish will definitely change your current mind of rice. Chicken is torn into smaller pieces and mixed with chopped herbs, sliced onions. Then, it is served with rice that has been cooked with the broth of the chicken. This is why the rice has a light yellow color. The dipping fish sauce which is served along with chicken rice brings to you a sentation in your mouth.
5. Sandwich (Bánh Mì)
Banh mi is everywhere in Vietnam and not specific to a particular place. However, banh mi in Hoi An is just fantastic! The banh mi here is so good that it is well-known all over the world. Every tourist coming to Hoi An must try its banh mi at least once. There are a variety of things inside a banh mi sold in Hoi An: pork liver pate, pork floss, boiled shredded chicken, pork belly, ham, tomato, cucumber, some herbs,…
6. (White rose dumplings) Bánh bao and bánh vạc
Rice is the main ingredient for making the two kinds of dumplings, and both are always served on the same dish and share the same sauce. Bánh vạc is filled with ground shrimps, crushed pepper, garlic, onions, lemongrass and esoteric species while the bánh bao filling includes pork, mushroom, thinly sliced onions stir-fried with the esoteric species. Perhaps the species are the reason why dumplings can only be delicious in Hoi An.
7. Black Sesame Sweet Soup (Xí Mà)
Xi ma is a kind of dessert which is made from black sesame, sugar, pennywort, and a kind of Chinese medicine. With its strange color – black, this is a kind of weird food that you won’t try when you are just tourists walking around. However, this is a good kind of dessert that you mostly just can find it popular in Hoi An.
8. Water fern cake (Bánh Bèo)
Coming to Hoi An, you should try this cake since it’s not very popular elsewhere except some central Vietnam cities: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An. Hoi An water fern cake is different from Hue water fern cake. The water fern cake here is often served in a small bowl with a wet topping made with minced shrimp, pork, spring onion and dry topping made from deep-fried Cao lau noodles.
9.Clams served with smashing rice paper ( Bánh đập hến xào )
Clams served with smashing rice paper is made from two pieces of crispy rice paper and wet rice paper, combined together and smashed on the table before enjoying it with special sauce with chili, which is made from fishes caught in Cua Dai beach.
Bánh đập hến xào is a combination of minced clams and smashing rice paper. Clams are fished from Hoai river, which runs through Cam Nam village. They are boiled and then fried with various vegetables and spices, including onions, peppers, chili, gingers and peanuts.
With the dishes suggested above, whether for the first time to visit Hoi An, you will not miss any interesting things. Enjoy and explore Hoi An in the fullest way. Please visit: