Fill your stomach in Hoi An with the mouth-watering dishes

Fill your stomach in Hoi An with the mouth-watering dishes

Recently, Travel + Leisure magazine published a list of the top 15 most wonderful cities in the world. In last year's vote, Hoi An ranked 8th, and after 1 year, the city rose to the top of the list. Travel + Leisure said that their readers called Hoi An "a small jewel of a land."

For many visitors going on Asia tour Vietnam, they appreciate the service here that all needs are satisfied to the highest level. For others, the strength of Hoi An is the cuisine that there are many dishes with vegetables, making foreign visitors feel fresh.

If you’re curious about what makes Hoi An cuisine so popular in the world, then you’ll not want to miss this post. We will guide you to enjoy the culinary features here with the 7 most mouth-watering dishes.

Top 7 most delicious dishes in Hoi An

Banh dap - hen xao in Hoi An

Banh dap - hen xao in Hoi An

  • Chicken rice

  • Cao lau (Hoi An-style noodles with pork and greens)

  • Banh uot (Vietnamese steamed rice cake with grilled beef)

  • Banh dap - hen xao (Rice cracker with stir-fried baby clams)

  • Banh xeo (Rice pancake folded in half)

  • Banh mi

  • Banh beo (Water fern cake)

Chicken rice

Address: 21 Phan Chau Trinh, 264 Cua Dai, 17/4 Nhi Trung

Price: VND 40,000/guest

Chicken rice Hoi An

Chicken rice Hoi An

Chicken rice is a typical dish of Quang Nam people in general and Hoi An people in particular. With a unique secret, chicken rice in Hoi An ancient town has a very strange and unique taste.

With the main ingredients carefully selected, the dish has a delicious fatty flavor of chicken and white rice, especially becoming a unique combination when being served with pickles.

Cao lau (Hoi An-style noodles with pork and greens)

Address: 26 Thai Phien, 687 Hai Ba Trung, 9 Thai Phien

Price: VND 25,000/guest

"Cao lau" is a specialty existing for a long time. Although experiencing many changes in the social environment, the people of the old town still retain the traditional features and distinct flavors that nowhere else has.

A delicious bowl of "cao lau" consists of noodles blanched in boiling water, a little bit bean sprouts and greens of Tra Que village. Above, there are thin slices of barbecue pork and fried pigskin.

Banh uot (Vietnamese steamed rice cake with grilled beef)

Address: Hai Ba Trung and Tran Hung Dao crossroads, Along the banks of Hoai river, Tran Phu street

Price: VND 20,000-30,000/guest

Banh uot Hoi An

Banh uot Hoi An

This dish distracts tourists by the secret of marinating meat and making fish sauce.

The thin, white, wet rice cake neatly wraps full of fillings. This dish has a dark golden brown color of roasted meat, a green color of vegetables, a fat, fresh, and crisp taste. All of them blend with the strong flavor of the fish sauce.

Banh dap - hen xao (Rice crackers with stir-fried baby clams)

Address: 98/1 Nguyen Tri Phuong, 679 Hai Ba Trung

Price: VND 15,000-50,000/guest

As a rustic dish of Hoi An cuisine, baby clams here are scratched at Hen lagoon, especially delicious and sweet though tiny.

People here make this dish very simple to retain its characteristic sweetness. Stir-fried baby clam is a popular dish in many localities but in Hoi An, it is another interesting story when the baby clams are eaten together with rice crackers. Therefore, this dish always makes visitors curious and impressed.

Banh xeo (Rice pancake folded in half)

Address: 160 Ly Thai To, 59/32 August 18 street, 147 Ly Thai To

Price: VND 20,000-50,000/guest

Banh xeo Hoi An

Banh xeo Hoi An

Processes from the selection of materials to mixing fillings of the dish are very thorough, carrying the mind of the cook. Therefore, Hoi An rice pancakes folded in half is like to wear its own brand that can hardly be confused with specialties in other lands.

Banh mi

Address: 2b Phan Chu Trinh, 115 Tran Cao Van

Price: VND 20,000-50,000/guest

Banh mi is a dish most people try when coming to Hoi An. The bread has basic filling including pate, barbecue, lean pork paste, herbs, and special sauce. The two most famous bakeries in Hoi An, mentioned by foreign newspapers, are Phuong bread and madam Khanh bread.

Banh beo (Water fern cake)

Address: Cam Chau ward, Hoi An market

Price: VND 30,000/guest

Banh beo Hoi An

Banh beo Hoi An

Hoi An water fern cake is usually placed in small cups, filling with prawns and pork with fried pigskin on top. Diners often fill the cup with chili fish sauce and enjoy it. Small eateries in Cam Chau, Cam Nam or Hoi An market, where many best places to stay in Hoi An are located, are chosen by many tourists.

Travelers come to Hoi An not only because of the ancient beauty of the old town but also to enjoy many delicious dishes here. If you have any questions about other destinations in the Vietnam package tour, feel free to contact us. Don’t forget to like and share the post if you love the old town of Hoi An. Thank you and have a great trip.