Gaining a reputation for not only the historic beauty and charming architecture of a port town, Hoi An Ancient Town is also a unique culinary paradise with a variety of delicious dishes from rustic to luxurious ones attracting tourists from all over the world. If you want to schedule a Hoi An street food tour, Hoi An Private Car is here to help you have more information about where you can have the most mouthwatering Hoi An street food.
Nuoc Mot Hoi An (“Mot” Tea Hoi An)
Location: 10 Tran Phu St, Hoi An town, Quang Nam province.
MOT’s traditional drink with own herbal recipe is highly recommended for anyone who once visited Hoi An Ancient Town. On Tran Phu St, you can easily catch sight a stall where is always crowded. With a chalk board, a lotus vase along with aromatic spices and herbal remedy such as honeysuckle, cinnamon, lemon and lemongrass have created a familiar scene to every visitor.
Basically, nuoc mot Hoi An is a kind of cool herbal water with fragrant smells of lemon and lemongrass. However, in the middle of hot summer weather, it will be all you need. With an eye-catching decorative cup and the cost of only 10.000 VND, Mot tea Hoi An has become a must-have check-in place once you coming to Hoi An Old Town.
Com Ga Ba Buoi (Ba Buoi Chicken Rice)
Location: 22 Phan Chu Trinh street, Hoi An town.
The 2nd location: 18 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho, Hoi An town.
Being available from the 50s of the 20th centuries, Com ga Ba Buoi seems to become a name associated with the development of Hoi An. Unlike chicken rice dishes at many other places, Ba Buoi Chicken Rice is notable for their chicken meat. Chicken rice is cooked with many different portions and flavors such as boiled chicken rice, shredded chicken rice, chicken heart and so on.
Chicken meat is chewy and delicious, not as starchy as industrial chicken. A dish of Com ga Ba Buoi costs from 35.000 VND per person. As the restaurant is always crowded, you might have to wait for about 10 minutes to have a seat.
Cao Lau Hoi An (Rice Noodles with Barbecued Pork, Vegetables and Croutons)
Cao Lau Ba Be: right at the beginning of Hoi An Market
Thanh Cao Lau: 26 Thai Phien St, Hoi An
Cao Lau Hoi An: 274 Cua Dai St, Hoi An
Cao Lau Hoi An is known as an unreplaceable dish that has been around for hundreds of years in this small of town.
Unlike My Quang, Bun or Banh Uot, Cao Lau has thicker noodle fiber with the color of milky-yellow. It is usually served with a broth made from shrimp, meat and raw vegetables. In order to make delicious noodle fiber, the noodle maker has to choose the ashes cooked from Cu Lao Cham soaked with rice. By that, creating a crisp, chewy and characteristic noodle fiber.
The most famous stall of Cao Lau Vietnamese Food in Hoi An Town is Cao Lau Ba Be where sells the most delicious and cheapest Cao Lau Hoi An. Although it is just a small stall at the beginning of the market, it is a famous destination for lots of tourists. A bowl of Hoi An Cao Lau is normally costs from 20.000 – 25.000 VND per bowl.
Banh Bao – Banh Vac (White Rose Dumplings)
Location: Hoa Hong Trang Restaurant, 533 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An
Banh Bao and Banh Vac are two kinds of cake with similar ingredients of rice starch and usually served on the same dish. If we want to have a more delicious dish, the rice flour needs to be filtered again and again. The more we filter it, the more delectable and chewier the cake will be.
Stuffing of the cake is made of meat and minced shrimp marinated with mushrooms, fish sauce, pepper, onions and so on. Each Banh Vac is processed in two ways. One is making the stuffing then putting into the cake. One is steaming the uncooked stuffing with cake. The cooked cake is usually served with sweet fish sauce with garlic and chili.
Banh Dap Hen Xao (Clams and Mussels served with Smashing Rice Paper Cake)
Location: Crossing Cau Nam Commune, Hoi An about 100m, you will come to an area with more than 10 stalls specializing in serving only this famous dish.
Each piece of cake is soft due to Banh Uot (Steamed Rice), crunchy from the rice paper cake, served with fragrant stir-fried mussel in order to create a very characteristic flavor for this dish.
Con Hen is a famous destination for its fried mussel cake. That’s why it is difficult for visitors to forget this delicacy. Enjoying a dish of stir-fried mussel and rice paper cake with the salty taste of mussels, the crispness of the rice paper cake and the softness from Banh Uot (Steamed Rice) will give you more energy to continue your trip Hoi An Street Food Walking Tour.
Che (Sweet soup)
Situated on the central street of Hoi An Ancient Town, sweet soup stall next to Hoai River and close to the bridge is a favorite stop for lots of guests.
Selling most of the sweet soups such as corn soup, bean soup, tofu, mixed soup and so on. “Che” (sweet soup) is considered as an integral part of ancient culture of Hoi An Old Town. If you have already enjoyed all the main dishes in the list of Hoi An best street food, sweet soup will be an ideal beverage for you while walking around Hoi An. The sweetness of the “Che” along with the cool taste of ice will be an unforgettable experience for you in the land of Hoi An Town.
Banh My Phuong (Phuong Bread)
Location: 2B Phan Chau Trinh St, Hoi An city.
Phuong Bread Hoi An features thin bread, not as thick as the classic French ones. All the pre-processed breads are kept warm in a wooden cabinet by the temperature of an embers stove.
Ingredients made Phuong Bread in Hoi An are processed naturally without using available ingredients that made its flavor different from other kinds of bread. Banh my Phuong Hoi An is full of meat, grilled chopped meat, bacon, charming homemade sauce along with green vegetables. All these ingredients have created a very unique flavor for Banh my Phuong Hoi An Vietnam. And if you once visited this old town and did not try Banh my Ba Phuong Hoi An, you would not feel all the beauty and culture of Hoi An Ancient Town.
Hoanh Thanh (Fried Wonton)
Quan Gieng Ba Le: 51 Tran Hung Dao St, Minh An Province, Hoi An.
Quan Hai Dao: 160 Ly Thai To St, quite far from the ancient town.
Hoanh Thanh is made in many ways. However, the most characteristic way 2 ways – soup Hoanh Thanh and dry Hoanh Thanh. While the soup Hoanh Thanh gives a rich taste as the broth is cleverly processed, the dry one attracts visitors because of the crispy of Hoanh Thanh.
Enjoying the Hoanh Thanh, you will have many different interesting feelings, for example, the sweetness of shrimp mixed with the light fat of Hoanh Thanh. Also, the sour taste of tomatoes blends in the delicate flavor of onions that is very hard to describe.
Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong (Steamed Rice rolls with Grilled Pork)
Location: near the bank of Hoai River, Hoi An.
On the beginning days of the cold season in Hoi An, Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong is the most delicious dish that attracts the majority of tourists. The grilled meat is fried on the charcoal stove along with the soaring smoke will stimulate your taste buds.
It is not very difficult for you to find a certain stall serving this dish located along the food street of Hoi An Old Town. The dish attracts people with not only the delicious seasoned meat but also the sauce is also skillfully processed. They have helped customers find the dish neither too salty nor too pale.
Banh Beo Hoi An (Bloating Fern-shaped Cake)
Location: Banh Beo – Banh Nam Ba Bay – 02 Hoang Van Thu St, Hoi An.
Unlike many other famous tourist destinations in Hoi An, Banh Beo is considered as a favorite breakfast dish of the locals. Therefore, if you have a chance to visit Banh Beo stalls in Hoi An in the early morning or evening, there are many stalls that you will not find any space to have a seat.
Banh Beo is made of the crispy fatty meat and served with spicy and sour sauce. It is not difficult to enjoy a dish of Banh Beo. And if you cannot eat the crispy fatty meat, you can ask the chef not to put it in your dish of Banh Beo.
A small bowl of Banh Beo costs 2.000 VND that will surely make tourists find it hard to forget the unique taste of Hoi An Ancient Town’s typical culinary culture.