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.


Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.