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7 popular things to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

7 popular things to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

7 popular things to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

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    Cao Lau

    It would be so regretful if you don’t try this dish when visiting Hoi An. Cao Lau is a combination of porks, local vegetables and a special kind of noodle. Additionally, what makes Cao Lau a special dish is that it can only be cooked using water in Ba Le Well, an ancient well in town.


    • Thanh Cao Lau, 26 Thai Phien street
    • Mrs. Ha Cao Lau, Stall E035, Hoi An Market
    • Vuon Xua restaurant, 33 Phan Chau Trinh street
    • 4 Phan Chau Trinh street

    Price: VND 25,000 – 30,000/dish

    Banh Vac – White Rose

    Banh Bao and Banh Vac are two similar types of steamed rice dumplings. They are made of white paper rice containing shrimp, garlic, green onion with Banh Vac or minced pork, mushroom and green onion with Banh Bao. These dumplings look like elegant white petals so that they have the name “White Roses”. The softness and slightly chewy texture, as well as the perfect combination of the inside, would make you want to have more.

    Address: Hoa Hong Trang restaurant, 533 Hai Ba Trung street, Cam Pho Ward

    Price: VND 20,000 –  15,000/dish

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    Quang (Nam) styled-noodles

    You should not forget to try these noodles when traveling to Hoi An. Mi Quang might be sold in many places in Vietnam, such as Sai Gon, Da Nang, etc; however, Mi Quang in Hoi An has a significantly different and special flavor which you will never forget. It is a bowl of noodles, some slices of grilled pork, lettuce, peanut, boiled egg, basil, and green onion.

    The noodles here are different from other typical kinds of noodles as they have a thin, flat but chewy texture and they are always fresh. In addition, besides the softness and savory taste of the toppings, the pork broth gives the dish a perfect balance. Believe me, this dish will surprise you.


    • 6A Truong Minh Luong street
    • 4 Phan Chau Trinh street

    Price: VND 25,000 – 30,000/dish

    Hoi An Woton

    This dish is originated from China, but people in Hoi An have changed some ingredients in order to suit the local people’s taste. The main ingredients of this dish are rice flour, shimps, egg, pork. There are various types of wotonn dishes: fried woton, woton soup, woton noodles.


    • 14 Ba Trieu street
    • 27 Tran Phu street
    • 33 Phan Chau Trinh street

    Price: VND 20,000 – 40,000/dish

    Chicken rice

    Com ga in Hoi An is a really famous and beloved dish in Hoi An town. A dish of Com ga contains rice which has been cooked with chicken broth, chicken slices, herbs, onions. Enjoy cơm ga with a special sauce would give you a brand new taste.


    • 14 Phan Chau Trinh street
    • 53/16 Phan Chau Trinh street
    • 47/2 Tran Hung Dao street

    Price: Around VND 30,000/dish

    Smashing rice paper

    This dish has a unique name because of the way to enjoy it – you have to smash the rice paper first and then dip it into the special sauce. Banh dap includes 2 pieces of rice paper – crispy and wet ones. The sauce is really special and has the flavor of rustic cusine here.

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    Address: Hoang Dieu street, Cam Nam village
    Price: VND 8,000/dish

    Minced clams

    This is another famous rustic dish of Hoi An. Clams are fished from the river near Cam Nam village – Hoai river. To make this dish, clams are first boiled, cleaned and then fried with some ingredients such as chopped onions, some kinds of herb, chili, and peanut. The softness of clam meat blends well, which gives this dish a unique flavor.

    Address: Hoang Dieu street, Cam Nam Village
    Price: VND 20,000/dish

    If the above dishes are not of your interest, you can check the list of 25 best restaurants and eateries in Hoi An, Vietnam

    17 Feb 2020
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    Cuong Bach The founder of Journey On Air - The Travel Information Center of Vietnam. Our mission is connecting travelers worldwide to the beauty of the landscape, history, culture and the friendly people in Vietnam.

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