Cho Lau a Definitive Dish in Hoi An – A Unique Native Dish…

The remarkable heritage city in Vietnam, Hoi An, offers visitors some amazing dishes such as Cao Lau featuring pork, herbs and fresh spring water from hidden wells. Read on to find out more.


How is it Made

The regional Vietnamese dish is made out of Chinese barbequed pork slices, Udon -like noodles, croutons, bean sprouts, fresh herbs and greens prepared in a thick pork-based gravy. This local delicacy is cooked using water from an undisclosed Cham well located outside of the town as well.


Where to Eat it

Cao Lau can be found at many Vietnamese restaurants in the city such as Quan Cao Lau Thanh, Ty Cao Lau, and Cao Lau Khong Gian Xanh. It can also be tried out at many a Hoi An hotel including the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort.


Price Point

The price point of the dish can range anywhere between VND 10,000 and VND 50,000 depending on the type of restaurant you a visiting.


Modern Takes on it

Many eateries have they own version of the dish featuring rice crackers for added texture, peanuts, scallions, chilli jam, and lime. Modern restaurants have started using chicken instead of pork, or sometimes the pork broth is mixed with squid or shrimp along with additional herbs.



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Must Try Vietnamese Food – Essential Eats of the Nation

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most balanced, healthy and philosophical culinary concepts in the world. Here are some of the most recommended delicacies the nation has to offer.


Goi Cuon


Also known as Vietnamese spring rolls, or salad rolls, these bite-sized snacks consist of fresh vegetables and your choice of meats.


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Ban Mi Thit


This is definitely one of the most indulgent treats Vietnam has to offer, and is their spiritual equivalent to the submarine. It consists of a Vietnamese baguette stuffed with a variety of fillings that can range from pork belly and vegetables to canned sardines.




This is one of the single most renowned dishes originating out of Vietnam. It’s a simple concept that has been utilised by many resorts in Mui Ne such as the likes of Anantara Mui Ne Resort to deliver decadent incarnations of the dish. Pho is basically a Vietnamese noodle soup, commonly made with beef or chicken, containing rice noodles, bean sprouts, basil and a few other ingredients.




Vietnamese cuisine has a variety of sweet treats for you to sample as well, but one of the most famous is the very mysteriously named ‘che’. It’s basically a pudding of sorts made with sticky rice and beans.



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Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Hoi An – Essential Eats in Hoi An

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls | Anantara Hoi An Resort


A renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the glorious city of Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most treasured attractions, and for good reason too. From the 15th century till the 19th, Hoi An served as a crucial trading port and facilitated the unions of a vast range of culture who left their mark one way or another in this historically significant town. Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, you can discover some very interesting choices of accommodation, such as a Hoi An river resort that compliments the tranquil nature of the city with choices such as the Anantara Hoi An Resort.


The town of Hoi An is particularly popular for its unique range of dishes that, to a great extent are only available here. There are also some essential Vietnamese classics that one should try out, such as Banh Cuon, which refers to a range of dishes made with steamed rice-flour batter, formed into sheets that are then filled with a potential variety of fillings that usually include chicken and mushrooms. These things can also be topped with crispy fried shallots and fish sauce.


Cao Lau is a dish that is unique to Hanoi, and the star component is noodles that have been prepared using water from a very specific well which is more than a thousand years old. This method gives the noodles a very special chewy quality and they are then served in a broth with thinly sliced pieces of pork, various herbs and some pieces of fried dough.


Cha Ca Hanoi is another dish that is native to Hanoi, and is simply bursting with fragrance and flavour. This delicacy consists of soft flaky fish that has been marinated in turmeric and galangal then boiled into a broth and topped off with a generous amount of fresh dill when being served.


If you ever find yourself in Hanoi, there’s a world of cuisine for you to sink your teeth into.


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