Hoian street food specialties

Cao lau Hoian

Not only well-known for ancient beauty, Hoian has also been ranked highly many times worldwide for its awesome authentic cuisine. In addition to expensive food and delighting in some luxury restaurants, Hoian street food is also such a stunning highlight of the ancient town’s cuisine. It is such a shame if you came to Hoian without sampling street food. Eating street food will bring you a memorable and interesting experience. Indochina tours Vietnam

  1. Cao lau
Cao lau Hoian

Cao lau Hoian-source: Internet

Cao lau, which is called Hoian’s secret noodle, is one of the most famous dishes in this ancient town. Almost just available in Hoian, Cao lau of Hoian is the best. Local people have to take water from Ba Be well – a thousand – year – old well, soak rice in ash water from Cham island, and choose fresh vegetables to eat along with the noodles from Tra Que organic vegetable village to make cao lau. In the past, this was such a type of noodles with very little of broth being served upstairs on the high floors by the merchants coming from all over the world. Travel to Vietnam

It costs from 20,000 VND – 25,000 VND/bowl (about $1) for a bowl of cao lau at street vendors. In the old town or around Hoian, you can easily find cao lau. Some of the most recommended places to have cao lau are:

– Hat’s stall at the crossroad of Hoang Dieu and Tran Phu Street

– The first stall in the front of an alley near No 69 Phan Chau Trinh Street

– Ms. Ha, stall E035, Hoian central market

– Ms. Thanh, 26 Thai Phien Street

  1. Hoian bread
Hoian bread

Hoian bread-source: Internet

Even though numerous kinds of bread are available everywhere in Vietnam and not specific to any particular places, Hoian’s banh mi, which is just fantastic, is so good that it is really famous all over the world. At least once, any travelers coming to Hoian must try local banh mi. From tomato, cucumber, many kinds of herbs, ham, pork belly, pork liver pate, pork floss to boiled shredded chicken, there are a variety of things inside a banh mi sold in this ancient town. Depending on what you want to put inside, it costs you from 10,000 VND – 25, 000 VND (around $1) for a loaf of tasty banh mi. Some famous banh mi shops to try in Hoian ancient town:

– Banh mi Phi at no 88 Thai Phien Street

– Banh mi Khanh at no 115 Tran Cao Van Street

– Banh mi Phuong at no 2B Phan Chu Trinh Street

  1. Quang Noodle – Mi Quang
Quang noodles

Quang noodles

You should not skip Mi Quang, which is a noodle dish typical for Quang Nam province (Hoian belongs to Quang Nam) once paying a visit to this lovely town. Mi Quang, like cao lau, is enjoyed with very little bit of broth. In Hoian, you can enjoy many kinds of Mi Quang. Besides beef, snakehead fish, pork, shrimp, chicken and quail egg, Quang Noodles are also served with vegetables and topped with rice cracker and peanuts. Mostly available in many street vendors in town, a hot bowl of Quang noodles just costs from 20,000 VND – 25,000 VND (around $1). If you want to enjoy this dish, some recommendation places are:

– Ms. Bich restaurant: No 272 Hung Vuong Street

– Mr. Hai restaurant, No 6A Truong Minh Luong Street (opens from 6.00.a.m to 10.00.p.m)

– Street vendors on Thai Phien Street.

  1. Xi ma – black sesame sweet soup
Xi ma

Xi ma-source: Internet

Having strange color, Xi ma, which is a kind of dessert made from a kind of Chinese medicine, black sesame, pennywort and sugar, pennywort, is such a kind of weird food not really preferred by tourists walking around. However, this good kind of dessert is really popular in Hoian. Costing only 10,000 VND (less than $1), a bowl of hot Xi ma will change your thinking about black color food. Where to try this dish:

– On some streets in the ancient town at night: Le Loi, Tran Phu and Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

– On Nguyen Truong To Street, about 50 meters away from the crossroad of Ly Thuong Kiet and Nguyen Truong To Streets

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