The Best Foods to Eat in Hoi An – Vietnam on a plate

Hoi An is a popular spot in Vietnam where foodies from all parts of the world flock to have a food experience like no other! Curious about what’s so special about Hoi An’s cuisine? Here a few dishes to try out yourself and find out!


Cao Lau

This is one of the most famous dishes in Vietnam. Thick rice noodles, barbequed pork, fresh greens and a few crackers are all neatly piled up in a bowl, ready for the eating! Try it once and its all you’ll want to eat for the rest of the holiday.


Com Ga

This is but a humble dish, a simpler version of the Singapore Chicken Rice. The rice is boiled in chicken broth and served with succulent pieces of shredded chicken and coriander leaves. The aroma is sure to entice your taste buds.


Banh Bao Vac

Known as White Rose in English, this dish includes pork and shrimp dumplings served with a dip made from sugar, lemon juice, shrimp broth and chillies on the side. Find this dish at some of the best restaurants in Hoi An Vietnam.


Ca Phe

Vietnamese coffee is something out ought to try if you are lodged at a hotel like Art Space Hoi An. Strong coffee is mixed with sweet condensed milk. The flavour is simply yum!


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Tantalizing Vietnamese Treats for the Tongue – Treats that delight

Be it spicy, sweet, sour or even bitter, Vietnamese cuisine has a touch of all these elements of taste. Let’s take a culinary journey that will tell you about enticing dishes to satisfy the foodie side of you.



Since this is one of the highlights of Vietnamese dishes, the delicacy can be found in normal eateries or even fine dining restaurants such as those in many a resort in Mui Ne. The typical Pho included all beef slices, meatballs and beef flank garnished with aromatic herbs and lime wedges with rice noodles.

Banh Mi

This particular dish has a French touch to it as well. It is more or less a simple snack with yummy greens and your choice of meats, fish or egg sandwiched in a crispy toasted French baguette with pickled vegetables.

Banh Xeo (Crispy Pancakes)

This is not just your regular crepe, instead, this pancake is made of rice flour, coconut milk and turmeric. The filling, again, can be your choice of meats, prawns or egg and vermicelli. This too is quite a heavy but yummy snack to have while exploring the streets of Vietnam!

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Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls)

This is a delicate dish served in hotels such as Anantara Mui Ne Resort. This delight is a wrap made with rice paper which contains thin vermicelli, pork slices, shrimp, basil and lettuce. Goi Cuon is usually served with a special dip.


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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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