Cao Lau Hoi An

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Cao Lau
Cao Lau

Many people live a long time in a house with a reported street in Hoi An from the 17th century , in the time of Hoi An is open , allowing many foreign traders trade in Hoi An. Maybe so, but high-floor food has many influences from Chinese cuisine and also a little influence from the Cold Udon noodles of Japan . However, Cao Lau Hoi An has its own bold and unique only new item Hoi Cao Lau true nature .

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How does Cao Lau look like?

Cao Lau comprises of the signature cao lầu noodles, slices of barbecue pork, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce and herbs, it is then finished with a spoonful of stock. Cao lau noodles are carefully made from local fresh rice (not older grains of rice).

Cao Lau
Cao Lau

What make Cao Lau so special?

The dish cannot be replicated outside of the town because the water used in the dish must be drawn from a well in the nearby Ba Le well which is dug by the Cham people, which is at the end of an alley opposite 35 Phan Chau Trinh Street. The lye solution used to prepare the noodles comes from trees grown on Cham Island. This water is then mixed with ashes from certain trees, to give it its particular yellow tinge and slightly firm texture. The noodles will therefore be soft, enduring and flavored with special sweet-smelling additives.

How to cook Cao Lau

The meat used to prepare the Cao lau must be pork loin or trotter.  The pork is fried in a marinade and then roasted for 1 hour. Next, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, salt & pepper, thin crispy croutons, vegetables, bean sprouts and spices are thrown in, and after adding the noodles and herbs the dish is done. With a hint of spice, simple and yummy. The dry pancakes used must be thick and have a lot of sesame. Greasy coconut essence and bitter green cabbage are also indispensable. The so-called genuine Cao lau Hoi An must satisfy all the above requirements. It was said that only some wells in Hoi An were used to make Cao Lau noodles. What is more, only some Hoi An families were able to produce Cao Lau in their own traditional way, but the quality was not as good as it used to be before.

Cao Lau
Cao Lau

Where to try Cao Lau Hoi An

Visitors to Hoian who want to eat truly authentic cao lau should seek out the only cao lau street vendor on Nguyen Hue street. She is an old woman who’s been selling cao lau on this street for more than 20 years. Her place is always crowded from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Thuy Add: Corner of Trân Phú & Hoàng Diệu Street (across Mermaid Restaurant – 2 Trân Phú St) Opening hours: 6am – 2pm Cao Lầu is 20000 vnd (AU$1)/dish

Location: It’s easy to find food in Hoi An high floor , from the curb line burden to the restaurant on Tran Phu Street , the most famous restaurant Ba . Another shop on Tran Phu Street is North Central , where ‘ve heard more than 100 years old , very tasty and quality assessment is correct .