Hoi An translates as a “peaceful meeting place”. In English and other European languages, the town was known historically as Faifo. This word was derived from Vietnamese Hội An phố (the town of Hội An), which was shortened to “Hoi-pho”, and then to “Faifo”. It is one of attractive destinations to foreign travelers across the S-shaped country of Vietnam. What makes the tourists enjoy Hoi An Tours is perhaps its scenic, tranquil landscapes. Hoi An brings us the retrospective feeling of getting back in pastime and lost in a land of peace with yellow walls beautified by some orchids dangled in front balconies. Typically, Hoi An’s cuisine is such a fantastic feature that enchants travelers to stay forever in this wonderland.
- Caolau – Cao lầu
Hoi An Food seems less diverse; however, once tasting one of its delicacies, visitors will not be able to forget such wondrous taste offered by its cuisine. Referring to Hoi An specialties, visitors certainly could not miss the name “Cao Lau” – an exotic dish with slightly fat and sweet taste of char siu meat-balls – xaxiu (xá xíu) with chewy rice noodles. Especially the process of making the indigenous, fancy rice noodles is really elaborate: wheat flour is soaked overnight by burned-ash water from wood taken from Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham) and well water of Ba Le with no alum. Cao Lau is often served with thin slices of cucumber, and vegetables and rice papers with fried greaves – Hoi An Food Tours
- Quang noodles – miquang (Mì Quảng)
Considered the “life” in Quang cuisine, Quang Noodle stand out to be the must-try specialty as you come to Hoi An. Different from Cao Lau that is served with char siu meat-balls, Quang Noodle is served with shrimps and quail eggs, and herbs and other additional stuff. Sometimes the locals make Quang Noodle with chicken. Especially, besides vegetables, it is also mixed with sliced banana flower; otherwise the special flavor of this noodle would lose its essence – Hoi An Food Tours
- Chicken rice – comga (Cơm gà)
In addition to the above two specialties, Vietnam Express Travel delightfully recommends you a Vietnam-characterized dish, that is, chicken rice. This has sweet flavor of rice that is regarded as pearls bestowed by the Creator, combined with the essence of chicken broth. As this specialty being mentioned, visitors should drop by the restaurant named “Mrs. Buoi’s Chicken rice” – that has been established since the 50s of the 20th century. With vegetables picked from Tra Que vegetable village, this specialty is added more fabulous taste to ensure the best quality.
- Dap cake – banhdap (Bánh đập)
If you are interested in the rustic and simple dishes, banh dap is a smart choice. Its main ingredient is wet rice cake (bánh ướt) that is wrapped by rice papers (grilled dry pancakes) outside. It is served with the fish sauce or soy sauce with chili slices. The flavour of wet rice cake that is blended with spicy and salty taste from the sauce, appears to be melted in the mouth with grilled dry pancakes. At many places, this dish is also served with sautéed mussels and rice paper.
- Vietnamese sandwich -Bánh mỳ
Undoubtedly, any guests arriving in Hoi An Ancient Town have already heard of the famous sandwich brand named “Phuong’s sandwich” and ” Madam Khanh’s sandwich”, which are introduced in many foreign magazines. Sandwich is not only unique in Hoi An; however, you will enjoy a new flavor coming from its special savory sauce. For cuisine lovers, especially the snack fanatics, go try this affordable specialty of Hoi An Ancient Town – Hoi An Food Tours
Hoi An Food Tours – five “well-known” dishes in Hoi An Ancient Town
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