Thanks to refinement of cuisine and renowned exquisite delicacies, Hoi An has become home to old-timey restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and a popular eating spot that’s worth adding to hit list of any gourmet. Currently boasting numerous restaurants, Hoi An is a place to taste everything from stunning street food, indigenous specialties to assorted world-class dishes made by skilled chefs. Here are unlimited guides on where to eat to not miss out on any quintessential piece of Hoi An.
At the market
Hoi An central food market is a place where you can find plenty of stalls full of mouthwatering foods in hygienic tray. Feast your eyes on a wide array of food, sweet soup, fresh fruits and drinks. To indulge in Hoi An cuisine, start with some specialties such as Hoi An chicken rice, Banh Vac (White Rose – another version of shrimp dumpling), My Quang (dried rice noodle mixed with shrimps, pork, vegetable and topped with grilled rice paper and roasted peanuts). Specially, you should try on Cao Lau.
The key things make Cao Lau special is dark pork broth and seasonings. Dinning here is pretty cheap as you expect to pay 25.000 VND to 50.000 VND for a full course.
Scour out for street food
Food in Hoi An is dizzying but if you just go for Hoi An day trips, there are some pieces that you shouldn’t miss out. As you go for a walk around the ancient town or along the river, you will encounter many street vendors and small eateries selling everything from fresh banana, grilled seafood, skewers to rice noodle.
Easily pick up a seat at a streetside eatery and make some friendly conversations with local people while eating tasty food. At night, the riverfront venue is a popular snacking scene for young people who want to chill out with the crowd, indulge in acoustic music at boats along the riverside.
Hoi An’s Glory restaurants
Hoi An is proud to be a new eating spot as many dishes and restaurants are featured on international magazine. Note that these restaurants are extremely busy in dinning times, so make sure you go early before everything is sold out. Here are some trusted restaurants you can head over to.
- Com Ga Ba Buoi: 22 Phan Chu Trinh street, Hoi An
- Com Ga Huong: 48 Le Loi street, Hoi An
- Banh Bao Banh Vac: 533 Hai Ba Trung street, Hoi An
- Thanh Cao Lau: 24 Thai Phien street, Hoi An.