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Updated on Jun 09, 2020 Useful Info

What To Eat In Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town Cuisine Introduction

Hoi An Ancient Town is not only one of Vietnam's famous cultural heritages with its poetic scenery, unique architecture, and warm, hospitable people, but also with extremely unique and delicious cuisine.

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Here are the best restaurants in Hoi An that a lot of tourists come to enjoy and rate as the delicious dishes that you must taste in Hoi An.

Ba Buoi Chicken Rice

Ba Buoi chicken rice is located at 22 Phan Chu Trinh with more than 50 years and always busy with visitors because of its delicious and attractive taste.

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Ingredients of chicken rice include boiled chicken, rice, and accompanying vegetables. However, the chicken here is a backyard chicken so the meat is sweet, firm, and tasty; For rice that is cooked, use old rice, then cook with chicken broth or chicken fat.

In addition, raw vegetables are ordered directly from the nearby Tra Que vegetable village so that it is very clean and has a distinct aroma.

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The rice will be decorated on a plate, arranged with chicken meat, raw vegetables neatly, and then sprinkle a little broth and can be served with chicken heart, chicken egg, papaya, pickled carrots. A plate of Ba Buoi chicken rice costs 35,000 VND.

The No1. Breadsandwich (Banh Mi Phuong).

Referring to Hoi An bread, people will think of the famous Banh Mi Phuong bread located at 2B Phan Chau Trinh and have been praised by foreign culinary experts. Especially Anthony Bourdain voted it as the NO.1 bread sandwich in over the World.

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Phuong bread has many different kinds of fillets such as sausages, sausages, pates, bacon, cheese, omelets ... and especially the sauce and mayonnaise made by the shop itself.

Besides, there are also additional vegetables such as cilantro, cinnamon, basil, onion, pickle, cucumber.

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A loaf of bread is only completed in 1-2 minutes with the harmony of green vegetables, all ingredients, and a little brown sauce that costs only VND 20,000 to 30,000/ bread.

Thanh Cao Lau

Located at 26 Thai Phien, Thanh Cao Lau is a small and simple restaurant like a popular rice restaurant but it has the best rated high-class dish in Hoi An with the price from VND 20,000-25,000/ bowl.

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A plump bowl of Cao Lau consists of noodle fibers, pale yellow, supple; pieces of meat are sliced, marinated with rich spices, and a bit of fried pork fat.

Cao Lau dishes are often served with boiled bean sprouts and raw vegetables from the traditional Tra Que vegetable village.

When eaten, the Cao Lau of this restaurant brings a crispy feeling of noodles mixed with the sweetness of the meat, greasiness of pork rind, the aroma of raw vegetables and other spices such as fish sauce, soy sauce, aromatic flour ...

White Rose Dumplings

Coming to Hoi An, if you want to enjoy a specialty of dumplings, you should stop by the White Rose restaurant located at 533 Hai Ba Trung Street.

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Here, you also witnessed the elaborate and skillful baking process of famous chefs. Dumplings are all made from fragrant white rice, and then grated, filtered through water several times; Then the dough is shaped into a crust.

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And the dumpling is made from mushrooms, pork, sliced ​​green onions, and fried with esoteric spices. Dumplings are dipped with sweet and sour sauce and cost from 50,000 to 100,000 VND / plate.

Hoi An Wonton

Wonton is originally a Chinese dish but has existed for a long time in Hoi An so it has also become one of the famous specialties.

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If you want to enjoy a delicious wonton dish, they should visit Van Loc restaurant located at 27 Tran Phu - one of the delicious restaurants in Hoi An with hundreds of years of history. Wonton here is as diverse as wonton shrimp soup, chicken soup; fried pork Wonton, fried chicken ...

Wonton is made from flour with chicken eggs, fermented and then rolled and cut into small pieces to make crust; while the filling consists of finely marinated shrimp.

This dish is filled with fragrant broth with pineapple, mushrooms, tomatoes, and served with young green vegetables for VND 40,000 - 110,000/ bowl.

Vietnamese Rice Pancake (Banh Xeo Hoi An).

Coming to Hoi An without tasting the Ba Le cake at 45/51 Tran Hung Dao will be extremely flawed because this is the typical cuisine of the locals.

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In particular, on rainy days, sitting in the shop to enjoy fragrant and hot pancakes will be very interesting. The main ingredients for making banh xeo include rice flour, mixed with water and a filling of lean meat or fresh ground shrimp, sweet meat that is spiced, and then quickly fried.

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In addition, the pancake dipping sauce is processed quite carefully with soy sauce mixed with sesame, pork liver, peanuts, pureed and boiled, then mixed with a little rice flour and spices. Pancakes here with fresh vegetables cost 10,000 VND / cake.

If you would like to enjoy all specialties in Hoi An with a local food expert, you should book Hoi An Street Food Tour via Culture Pham Travel, They provide the best street food tour service in Hoi An ancient town.