What is the Best Local Street Food to Eat in Hoi An Vietnam

What is the Best Place to Drink and Local Food to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam? The question seems simple, but it is very difficult to answer. Hoi An is not only famous for its old street corners as if just stepped out of a movie, but also known as a culinary paradise. It is difficult to choose a favorite Hoi An specialty because each dish has its own unique taste. If so, let Adventure Journey introduce to you about 10 Best Hoi An Specialties Cuisine you should not miss when coming to the old town.

1. Cao Lau (Vietnamese: Cao Lầu Hội An): It is not an exaggeration to say that if you have not eaten Cao Lau, it is considered that you have never been to Hoi An. Cao Lau noodles have a bright yellow color, because the flour is mixed with ashes of Melaleuca firewood to create a special flavor. Cao Lau is often eaten with shrimp, pork, char siu, raw vegetables…. The broth is small but full of flavor, creating the "soul" for the dish, which is considered to represent the old beauty of the old town.

What to Eat in Hoi An

It's not too difficult to find a "standard" Cao Lau shop in Hoi An. But if you have to choose, you should visit Cao Lau Lien shop - located at 16, Thai Phien. Starting from a small street vendor, the shop has existed for more than 30 years but has never been absent from customers. Some other delicious Cao Lau shops in Hoi An that you should consider are:

  • Cao Lau Thanh - Address: 26, Thai Phien, Hoi An Ancient City
  • Cao Lau Hong - Address: 18, Thai Phien, Hoi An Ancient City
  • Morning Glory Restaurant – Address: 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc

2. Quang Noodles (Vietnamese: Mì Quảng): If you have come to the Central region, you must definitely eat Quang noodles. Rustic, simple but delicate, I don't know since when, Quang noodles have become the favorite name of gourmets. Quang noodles are milky white, soft and chewy. The fragrant rice smell of the noodles blends in the rich broth, the fatty leopard is eaten with raw vegetables, roasted peanuts, shrimp, meat, poached eggs... it's really perfect. Eaten with crispy rice paper is really right.

Mì Quảng

Besides the traditional version, there is also a unique Quang frog noodle dish. Surely #teamKlook will be delighted to be able to mix noodles with frogs in a fragrant porcelain bowl. This is also a dish that is very popular with many Vietnamese stars, such as Chi Tai, Dam Vinh Hung, Truong Giang, Ngo Kien Huy, Truong Quynh Anh. Tips for delicious Quang Hoi An noodle shops:

  • Quang Co Sinh Noodles - Address: 170/5, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoi An
  • Quang Ong Hai Noodles - Address: 6A Truong Minh Luong, Cam Chau, Hoi An

3. Hoi An Wonton ((Vietnamese: Hoành Thánh): Despite being a delicacy originating from China, Hoi An wonton still possesses a very pure Vietnamese flavor. The golden, tender wonton shell embraces the filling of the shrimp and meat and is served with pork liver, chives, peach egg, etc. If you don't like water, you can choose fried wontons, dipped in a little chili sauce. Where to sell delicious wontons in Hoi An:

Best Food in Hoi An

  • Mr. Dung - Address: 14, Ba Trieu, Hoi An
  • Thanh Thanh – Address: 152, Tran Phu, Hoi An
  • Van Loc - Address: 27, Tran Phu, Hoi An
  • Cam Pho Cuisine Restaurant - at the foot of Cau Pagoda, Hoi An Ancient Town

4. Rice Paper Rolls  (Vietnamese: Bánh Ướt Thịt Nướng): A full set of grilled meat rolls including grilled skewers with a little peanut sprinkles, wet cakes, raw vegetables and sweet and savory dipping sauces, just like Bánh Cuốn. You add raw vegetables and meat and soft wet cake, roll it up and enjoy with a rich dipping sauce. This dish is sold a lot at street stalls next to Hoai River, "causing nostalgia" for many tourists and locals. The skewers are usually grilled on the spot, so it's always hot, from only 5,000 VND/skewers. Many have to eat until the 4th and 5th skewers to see "already". Where to sell delicious grilled meat rolls in Hoi An:

Hoi An Food Tour

  • Sister Suong - Address: the sidewalk of Kazik Park
  • Crossroads Location of Hai Ba Trung, Tran Hung Dao
  • Around Hoai River in City Center of Hoi An

5. Vac Cake or White Rose (Vietnamese: Bánh Vạc): On rainy afternoons, there is nothing more poetic than enjoying a plate of hot Vac cakes and watching the streets light up. Each white, transparent cake is cleverly shaped, worthy of the nickname "white rose cake". The Vac cake shell is made from wheat flour, which is filtered and filtered many times until it reaches a certain clarity. The soft and chewy cake dough embraces the savory shrimp and meat filling. Add a little fried onion and spicy chili garlic fish sauce to have a delicious Hoi An specialty right away. Some Places selling delicious Vac cake in Hoi An:

Hoi An White Rose

  • White Rose Shop - Address: 533 Hai Ba Trung, Cam Pho, Hoi An
  • Street Vendors - Location in the Old Town and Hoi An Market

6. Hoi An Pancakes (Vietnamese: Bánh Xèo Hội An): Unlike southern pancakes, Hoi An pancakes - or banh xeo from Quang - are about the size of a hand. The filling is made from bean sprouts, shrimp, meat... passionately smelling of seafood, surrounded by crispy golden crust. The cook will pour pancakes while diners are eating, to ensure the warmth and deliciousness of the cake. Hoi An pancakes, if you just eat it, it's easy to get bored. Gourmets will wrap the cake in raw vegetables and enjoy with sweet and sour dipping sauce. A person sometimes has to eat 4-5 cakes to have a craving. Some Places to try delicious pancakes in Hoi An:

Banh Xeo Hoi An

  • Ba Le Well - Address: 45/51, Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An
  • Hoai River - Address: 59/32, August 18, Hoi An
  • Hai Dao - Address: 160, Ly Thai To, Cam Chau, Hoi An
  • Miss Anh Hoi An - Address: Thoai Ngoc Hau, Hoi An
  • Banh Xeo Dung - Address: 38, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An

7. Green Bean Cake (Vietnamese: Bánh Đậu Xanh): Maybe you don't know: Hoi An green bean cake was once a prestigious dish, only dedicated to the kings of the past. In order to make the standard green bean cake, the cook needs to carefully choose the best yellow field green beans. Green beans, after being cooked, pureed and stuffed into a dough, will be mixed with deep-fried fat; Finally, put it in the mold to create a beautiful shape and then dry it. Crispy mung bean cake, sweet taste, enjoyed with fragrant tea is excellent. If you have the opportunity to come to the old town, please buy green bean cake filled with meat as a gift. Each box only costs about 25,000 VND only. Where to sell delicious green bean cake with meat in Hoi An:

Hoi An Street Food

  • Ba Trinh green bean cake oven - Address: 62, Le Loi, Hoi An
  • Hoi An green bean cake - Address: 195, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Cam Ha, Hoi An

8. Hoi An Bread (Vietnamese: Bánh Mỳ Thập Cẩm): It’s a big miss out when you visit Vietnam and not have any Banh Mi. Banh Mi is a Vietnamese-style sandwich with various fillings – minced meat, liver pate, and fresh vegetables like lettuce, cucumbers, and pickled carrots. What’s interesting about Banh Mi is that the bread is very similar to the French baguette – strong evidence of French influence on the region during the colonial period. However, unlike baguette which tends to be long, Banh Mi is noticeably shorter and fits just right in your hands. Where to sell delicious Banh Mi French Baguette in Hoi An - Check the List >>>:

Bánh Mì Hoi An

  • Banh Mi Phuong - Address: 2B Phan Chu Trinh, Cam Chau, Hoi An
  • Banh Mi queen - Address: 115 Tran Cao Van, Minh An, Hoi An
  • Hoi An green bean cake: 195, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Cam Ha, Hoi An

9. Hoi An Chicken Rice (Vietnamese: Cơm Gà Hội An): If you fall in love with the cuisine of Hoi An, you will definitely remember the Hoi An Chicken Rice dish "thousands of people love". There are so many reasons to "drop your heart" for this classic Hoi An specialty, from fragrant, chewy, flavorful shredded chicken to rice cooked in golden chicken broth. Add a little papaya salad, sweet and sour onions, it is truly a "beauty of the world". Places selling delicious chicken rice in Hoi An:

Hoi An Chicken Rice

  • Ba Buoi chicken rice - Address: 22, Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An
  • Ba Nga Chicken Rice - Address: 08, Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An
  • Ba Thuan Chicken Rice - Address: April 17, Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An
  • Mr. Xi - Address: 47/2, Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An
  • Ba Minh Chicken Rice - Address: 20-22, Dao Duy Tu, Hoi An

10. Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk (Vietnamese: Cà Phê Sữa Đá): Vietnam is a country that runs on drip filter coffee. There are several ways Vietnamese coffee can be served, with the most popular way being Cà Phê Sữa Đá, which is iced coffee served with condensed milk. But if you want to skip the condensed milk, sugar, or ice – of course you can do that too! You can basically customize it to your liking. Here are some best places to try Vietnamese Coffee.

Vietnamese Coffee

  • Hoi An Roastery - Address: 135 Tran Phu, Minh An, Hoi An
  • The Chef Restaurant & Café - Address: 166 Tran Phu, Hoi an
  • Phin Coffee Hoi An - Address: 132/7 Tran Phu Str, Hoi An
  • Rosie’s Café Hoi An - Address: 02 Mac Dinh Chi, Hoi An

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