Top 10 Dishes You Should Try When Traveling in Hoi An

Chicken rice, “Cao Lau” or “ Che” are the dishes always know how fascinated the visitors when traveling in Hoi An. Besides the dreamy beauty of the ancient town, Hoi An also attracts visitors with delicious food with a unique flavor and brings a memorable trip for those who have once visited Hoi An.
Here are top 10 dishes travelers should try when visiting Hoi An:

Chicken Rice
One of delicious dishes in Hoi An you should not ignore is the chicken rice. This is such a delicious dish that traveling brochure has devoted a section to introduce.
Chicken rice is eye-catching with fresh color of rice, the green of vegetables and the white of chicken, an additional choice for those who love spicy dishes by add more red color of chili. Initially, the dish can be seen as a strange dish and not very interesting, but the taste will be delicious when you quickly try in the first time.

Chicken rice in Hoi An

Chicken rice in Hoi An

Quang Noodles 
It will be greater after roaming around the winding streets, you stop at a small restaurant to taste the famous Quang noodles and relieve the hunger.
This dish consists of rice noodles, shrimp, pork, chicken, salad and a little sauce. You have to mix and lend all the ingredients together before enjoy. Then, the noodles become wet and soft but chewy and delicious.

Quang Noodles

Quang Noodles

“Cao Lau”
This is another name for a special type of noodle with brown color. This dish uses less sauce like Quang noodles but it is used with side dishes like bean sprouts, deep fried pork skin, and greaves. In addition to the above ingredients, the chef also adds some special sauces, fragrant powder and vegetables. Diners just mix the ingredients together and start eating.

"Cao Lau"

“Cao Lau”

“Hoanh Thanh”
There are three types of “hoanh thanh”: soup, fried type and noodles. These dishes are enjoyed first as appetizer before the main dishes.
The main ingredients include flour, egg and shrimp. The flour after mixed and stirred with egg and then fermented, cut into small square-shape pieces to make the crust. The inner part is crushed prawns. “Hoanh thanh” is used with fragrant broth of pineapple, tomatoes and mushrooms. You will be served with a plate of fresh green vegetables.

Hoanh Thanh

“Hoanh Thanh”

Banh Dap with stir fried Mussels
Banh Dap is a combination of cake baking, wet rice paper and some other ingredients. Wet cake wipes with green bean and put inside two pieces of baked rice paper. Then, the cakes tapped up to make two pieces stick together. This section must be skillful to wet cake roll adhesive part of baked rice paper, keep the two outer layers are not crumble. When the cakes reached the appropriate thin, the cake will be doubled back then served with a plate of fried mussels.
How to eat it right tone is marked with the sauce. This is the sauce is prepared from sugar, onion, chopped pineapple, garlic and green chili horns.

Banh Dap

“Banh Dap”

Banh Bao (Dumplings) & Banh Vac
Banh Bao and Banh Vac are two names of different dishes often served together in a meal. These dishes have two little shapes like roses. So many places are called by the name as rose cake.
Ingredients include rice cakes, fresh shrimp mixed with salt, pepper, onion and other spices. Meanwhile, the ingredients of the Banh Vac cakes also add mushrooms, bean sprout, scallions, pork…

"Banh Bao" and "Banh Vac"

“Banh Bao” and “Banh Vac”

Banh My “Bread”
Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s best destination for tasty bread. The bread in Hoi An still have the same ingredients consisting of steak, pork bologna, herbs and special sauce, it makes the difference of each loaf.

"Banh My"

“Banh My” Hoi An style

“Banh Beo”
The only dish is not presented in the old town center, but still be famous is Banh Beo. Like many places, Banh Beo is placed in a small bowl including the shrimp, black pepper and green onion leaf. Depending on the taste, you can add chili or sauce to suit your interests.
People do not use the chopsticks, knives or spoons to eat this dish, a stick made from bamboo and shaped like a blade used to enjoy Banh Beo. Thus, while diners enjoy Banh Beo, people all feel curious and strange.

Banh Beo

” “Banh Beo”

“Banh Uot” with Barbecue
Banh Uot with barbecue sold most in the shore of Hoai River. This is a favorite food for both adults and kids. A full meal consists of meat skewer, Banh Uot, vegetables and sauces.
The meat is grilled still hot and fragrant from the first taste. When placed in thin crusts, more green vegetables, eat the sauce viscous create exotic taste. Therefore, many people do not just stop at one or two that would order for several sticks of barbecue until full.

Banh Uot

Banh Uot with Barbecue

Small cups of “Che” with the fragrance of coconuts with many colors are food-binding the visitors. For the sweet lover, tea is a great choice with sweet taste of sugar, fat of coconut and fragrance of banana oil. You can choose many different types of Che like corn, beans, red beans…


A bowl of “Che”

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