Top 10 Hoi An food that you must try when visiting

Hoi An has always been a favorite destination for many tourists around the world with many traditional craft villages and cultural and historical relics. Hoi An especially has typical dishes that once enjoyed will be unforgettable because of their deliciousness and sophistication from form to taste. So what to eat in Hoi An? AN Tours Vietnam will tell you the top 10 Hoi An food you should try when visiting through the following article.
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The top 10 foods that attract tourists

1. Cao Lau-Pork Noodle Dish

Cao Lau-Pork Noodle Dish - AN Tours Vietnam

Cao Lau dish appeared in Hoi An in the 17th century and originated from Chinese and Japanese traders who frequented Hoi An harbor and brought a hybrid cuisine with flavors of their country. Therefore, Cao Lau noodles in the past were likened to Japanese udon noodles and somewhat similar to Chinese noodles. Over time, the flavor of Cao Lau has been raised to a new level and has a typical Vietnamese flavor because this dish has been modified to suit Vietnamese tastes better and it has become a popular dish. A very special dish.

The name “Cao Lau” means a delicacy because diners enjoy this dish on a high floor and can see the beautiful scenery of Hoi An ancient town. Cao Lau noodles have a very long processing process. The process involves soaking rice in ash water, then filtering it carefully and grinding it into flour to get supple noodles. Cao Lau’s broth is simmered from bones and has a certain consistency, so when eaten it will have a strong feeling. Da and very unforgettable. Cao Lau is served with fresh vegetables and char siu meat. This is a dish in the top Hoi An food that you should try when you have the opportunity to travel here.

Cao Lau restaurants in Hoi An:

Cao Lau Ba Le

Address: 45/5 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Quang Nam 

Cao Lau Co Lien

Address: 21 Thai Phien, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam

2. Chicken Rice

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Hoi An’s chicken rice dish sounds simple and has only two main ingredients, chicken rice, but it makes an excellent dish and is always appreciated by tourists. Hoi An chicken rice dish also originated many centuries ago because the land of Tam Ky-Quang Nam in Vietnam is famous for chicken. The chicken here is firm, fresh, and delicious, so combined with flexible rice is extremely suitable, thereby creating the favorite chicken rice dish. The chicken chosen for the chicken rice dish must be free-range chicken, the skin is yellow and the meat is firm, not friable. Chicken after cleaning will be boiled with a layer of golden chicken skin, then shredded to mix with some other ingredients such as laksa leaves, and onions and combined with a little fish sauce that will make you want to eat immediately because the Chicken rice dish is so delicious. Enjoying Hoi An chicken rice, you will feel the sophistication of the cuisine of the Central people in general as well as the people of Quang in particular. Hoi An chicken rice is one of Hoi An food dishes that is always on the list of delicious dishes of tourists and locals.

Chicken rice restaurants in Hoi An:

Com Ga Ba Buoi

Address: 22 Phan Chu Trinh, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Com Ga Ba Nga

Address: 8 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Quang Nam

3. Clam Rice

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One of the dishes in the Hoi An food collection that you should try is clam rice. Clam rice is presented in the form of cold rice mixed with clam sauce in oil and spices, clam juice, fish sauce, mint, banana peel, Centella, herbs, bean sprouts, deep-fried fat, or balls. , crispy fried noodles, colored chili, whole peanuts, dill chili, pepper, monosodium glutamate, and salt. If you try clam rice for the first time, you will probably not be familiar with the taste but don’t worry, this dish is not difficult to eat and has a rich flavor. Clam rice is a picture that is diverse in both color and flavor with a multitude of side dishes, besides the two main dishes, clams and rice.

Clam restaurants in Hoi An:

Cam Nam Restaurant

Address: 679/2 Nhi Trung, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Ba Gia Restaurant

Address: 34 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hoi An, Quang Nam

4. Hoi An Sweet Soup

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When visiting Hoi An and enjoying the food, you should not miss Hoi An sweet soup because this is a dessert with a distinct flavor. One famous sweet soup dish in Hoi An is black sesame tea. Hoi An black sesame tea is a unique Hoi An specialty with a unique and attractive culinary feature. Sweet soup is known by many different names such as honey sesame sweet soup, and four-leaf sweet soup. Perhaps no one knows exactly when black sesame tea appeared in Hoi An, only that it was hundreds of years ago. According to local legend, black sesame sweet soup is exploited by local people from sesame trees grown on Thanh Ha Hill – a land north of Hoi An. Sweet soup became a popular dessert in the lives of local people. Hoi An black sesame sweet soup is made from natural ingredients such as tea leaves, sugar water, honey, and four-leaf clover. This type of tea brings a unique and attractive taste to those who enjoy it.

Besides black sesame sweet soup, corn sweet soup is also a famous sweet dish in Hoi An. Hoi An corn sweet soup is loved by tourists because of the natural sweetness of fresh corn that has just been picked by the people and has a typical flavor of the people of Hoi, not found everywhere. You can enjoy this Hoi An sweet soup that is fragrant, faintly sweet, natural, and fatty at sweet soup shops or street vendors.

Hoi An’s Sweet Soup: 

Ong Thieu Sweet Soup

Address: 28 Nguyen Phuc Chu, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam 

Co Nga Sweet Soup

Address: 36 Bach Dang, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam

5. Banh Xeo Hoi An-Hoi An Pancake

Banh Xeo Hoi An-Hoi An Pancake - AN Tours Vietnam

Banh Xeo is a rustic and typical dish of Central people as well as Hoi An people. Hoi An pancakes are small in size, fried in a hot pan with shrimp and meat inside. Banh xeo must be eaten while still hot and served with vegetables and sweet and salty fish sauce with a bit of spicy chili. Although Banh Xeo is simple, it is quite a famous dish in Hoi An. If you have the opportunity to come to Hoi An to enjoy Hoi An food, banh xeo is one of the dishes you should try. Banh xeo is suitable as a snack and can also be a main dish.

Banh Xeo Hoi An restaurants:

Banh Xeo Gieng Ba Le Hoi An

Address: 45/51 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Banh Xeo Hai Nam

Address: 409 Hai Ba Trung, Cam Son, Hoi An, Quang Nam

6. White Rose Dumplings

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White Rose Dumplings is one of the unique Hoi An foods because this dish looks like the name suggests, white roses arranged on a plate, creating an eye-catching look for visitors. White Rose Dumplings have a white crust and the way to make this dish is quite elaborate and meticulous. To make perfect and standard White Rose Dumplings, rice is the decisive factor for the dish. The rice produced must be new, sticky, fragrant, milled, and filtered through a lot of water. After the rice is ground into flour, it will be kneaded into an oblong shape and then shaped into beautiful little cakes like rose petals. The filling is also quite special because it is made from crushed ground shrimp and then marinated with spices such as pepper, onion, garlic, and seasoning to make the flavor richer. White Rose Dumplings will be served with fish sauce and a little fried onion on top to create an attractive flavor for the dish.

White Rose Dumplings restaurants:

Bong Hong Trang

Address: 533 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Trung Bac Restaurant 

Address: 87 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Quang Nam

7. Hoi An's Banh Mi

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Banh Mi is a famous dish in Vietnam and is always on the list of delicious dishes in the world. Hoi An’s Banh Mi is no exception, this is an extremely famous dish for tourists from many countries around the world. Hoi An’s Banh Mi is not too big, shaped like a boat, and baked with butter spread on the bread layer so the crust is very crispy and fragrant. The filling inside the bread is char siu meat, chicken, pate, eggs, cilantro, and indispensable spicy and sweet bread sauce that creates the flavor of Hoi An’s Banh Mi. The ingredients in the loaf of bread have many ingredients but the taste is extremely delicious and attracts many tourists to enjoy. This is also a Hoi An food dish that diners consider to be the best banh mi and they will always come back to Hoi An for this dish. The price range of Hoi An’s Banh Mi ranges from 20,000 VND to 40,000 VND depending on the type of filling you choose. Overall, this is a dish worth trying and extremely easy to find in Hoi An.

Hoi An’s Banh Mi restaurants:

Banh Mi Madam Khanh

Address: 115 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Banh Mi Ba Bua

Address: 117 Nguyen Truong To, Hoi An, Quang Nam

8. Tofu Pudding

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Tofu pudding in Hoi An is quite a popular snack because of the sweetness of sugar water served with tofu and flute. This dish is made from milky white soybeans plus a little sweet and spicy ginger juice. The bowl of pho is added with a few pieces of white jelly, coconut milk, and sugar water cooked with ginger, extremely delicious and not at all simple. tune. Cool, light pho is a suitable snack for both winter and summer. Tofu pudding is suitable for everyone because of its moderate sweetness and extremely refreshing taste. This dish is sold at street vendors on the sidewalks in Hoi An ancient town at a very cheap price, so tourists can stop by to enjoy and see the scenery around the old town.

Tofu Pudding restaurants:

Binh Tofu Pudding

Address: 36 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Co Mai Tofu Pudding & Sweet Soup

Address: 1 Nguyen Hoang, Hoi An, Quang Nam

9. Grilled Meat Rolls

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When walking on the streets of Hoi An, tourists will be attracted by the delicious smell of grilled meat and Grilled Meat Rolls are one of the dishes that you should try when traveling here. Looking at the skewers of golden, fragrant meat makes it hard to resist. The ingredients to make wet grilled meat cake are quite familiar and familiar. However, creating delicious dishes that captivate so many people is a complicated process. The most important thing to make the dish delicious is marinating the meat. Grilled meat is pork, but it must be both lean and fatty so that the meat skewers can be tender and not too greasy. Some of the ingredients to marinate the meat are sesame, lemongrass, seasoning seeds, and oyster sauce, so when grilled, it has an extremely attractive aroma and is also very delicious when eaten because the grilled meat is not dry. In addition, dipping sauce is also one of the extremely important factors. Marinate the meat well, but if the dipping sauce is mixed incorrectly, it will make the Hoi An grilled meat cake not delicious. The dipping sauce here is sweet and sour dipping sauce accompanied by the spicy taste of chili. It sounds simple, but the process of cooking the dipping sauce is quite elaborate. Besides, this dish also has other ingredients such as steamed thin rice pancakes, rice paper, and vegetables. Combining all of them will create a famous Hoi An food.

Grilled Meat Rolls restaurants:

Hai Ba Trung grilled meat rolls

Address: 45/51 Tran Hung Dao, Minh An. Hoi An

Ba Huong grilled meat rolls

Address: 31 Tieu La, Minh An, Hoi An

10. Mot Tea

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The name “Mot Tea” may seem strange, but in fact, this is a type of drink made from lemon and lemongrass, along with some ingredients from natural herbs that are very famous in Hoi An. Anyone who comes to Hoi An must enjoy this drink at least once. The main ingredients to make a cup of water include many herbs such as chrysanthemum, arhat fruit, green tea leaves, cinnamon, dried cardamom, licorice, honeysuckle, lemon, sugar, honey, and lotus leaves. dried, cinnamon stick and lemongrass. All are mixed to create a drink that purifies the body, is good for health, and cools down on summer days. 

Mot Tea in Hoi An:

Mot Hoi An

Address: 150 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Food tips when traveling

Price reference before eating:

Please refer to the price before eating. Even though Hoi An is a tourist city, there are also some cases where tourists do not ask the price in advance and are overcharged after eating here. Although there are only a few and the government has resolved and fined sellers for this behavior, before going to a restaurant to eat, you should ask about the menu and see the price before eating to avoid unpleasant situations when traveling.

Take note of free-used items:

In every restaurant, there are usually utensils served on the dining table such as wet paper towels and iced tea. Sometimes side dishes that you didn’t order will be served with the main dish and those dishes will be overpriced. To be sure whether these items or dishes will be charged, ask the seller first. If you find the price of the included items reasonable, feel free to use them. Because in most restaurants, items such as wet tissues are charged. This cost is not much, only about 5,000 VND, but it will also cause discomfort for visitors if not informed in advance. Therefore, always ask the seller in advance so that when you pay, you are not surprised and uncomfortable.

Choose a crowded restaurant:

It is not natural that delicious restaurants are crowded and extremely famous among locals. Useful tips for travelers who are wondering which restaurant to eat at are to visit crowded restaurants. These restaurants are quite likely to have delicious food, and reasonable prices, and may be long-standing restaurants, so many customers trust them and they have a large customer base. You can also use Google Maps to search for nearby restaurants. Google will show reviews from tourists and locals about the restaurant so you can rest assured.

Stay away from potentially pathogenic dishes:

When eating at restaurants or sidewalk stalls, always pay attention to hygiene. Especially the accompanying vegetables because they may not have been washed carefully and still contain a lot of soil and sand, and this will cause food poisoning or diarrhea. Tourists should also pay attention to fruits that have been peeled and cut because they can be left outside and flies will get in, causing unsanitary conditions. Tips when going to a restaurant is that you should clean eating utensils such as spoons, chopsticks, and forks with a towel to ensure your hygiene when eating and drinking.

In addition, choosing a clean restaurant also plays a very important role. You should not choose to go to restaurants that have not been cleaned, trash and leftover food are left cluttering around. To ensure a fun trip and enjoy delicious, hygienic restaurants without worrying about price gouging, choose Hoi An Food Tour & Hidden Gems of AN Tours Vietnam to have a fun and enjoyable trip. most complete.

Hoi An Food Tour & Hidden Gems includes:

When choosing this tour, tourists will visit interesting places in Hoi An that not everyone knows. Tourists will be taken to traditional craft villages so travelers can experience the process of making Cao Lau noodles and organic bean sprouts. In addition, the most important thing is to enjoy the typical Hoi An food and be explained about the history and learn more about the life and activities as well as the culture of the local people.

Book tour at : Hoi An Food Tour & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

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