4 MUST–EAT FOR A FOOD TOUR IN HOI AN

07.11.2017

 

  1. Indulge in the best Banh My in the world

Banh My is famous everywhere in Vietnam and not specific to a particular place. However, Banh My in Hoi An is so fantastic and well-known all over the world. Every tourist coming to Hoi An must try its Banh My at least once. The most famous Banh My shops in Hoi An are Banh My Phuong and The Banh My Queen – Madame Khanh. There are a variety of things inside a Banh My sold in Hoi An: an unbelievably crusty baguette, filled with pork, salad, egg, and a number of mystery fillings that somehow make the roll not only indubitably Vietnamese, but so delicious that a regular sandwich will never satisfy you again.

  1. Hoi An chicken rice

Chicken rice is not exclusive to Hoi An, but locals have successfully improved on it, making it one of their signature dishes. A dish of chicken rice is mouth-watering with its pleasantly yellowed rice topped with hand-shredded chicken and herbs. It is said that to make the famous com ga, Hoi An people carefully choose rice and chicken of top quality. They season the rice before cooking it with chicken broth and pandan leaves on wood-fired clay ovens.  Chicken in this dish is torn into small pieces and then mashed with crushed onions, Vietnamese coriander and the other spices. This mixing step is important and clearly shows the delicacy of the cooker..

Before being served to customers, the springy chicken pieces and fragrant rice are decorated with peppermint, papaya, and salted onions and very spicy chili sauce, pepper to slow the heart various coating mix chicken liver hard, extremely attractive.

  1. Cao Lau

One of the most famous dishes in Hoi An is cao lau which is called Hoi An’s secret noodle. Cao lau is  a delectable dark pork broth with fat yellow noodles, slices of juicy pork,  served with bean sprouts, green vegetables, slices of and crispy croutons.To make cao lau, people have to take water from a thousand - year - old well in Hoi An called Ba Le, the rice to make cao lau must be soaked in ash water from Cham island, and the vegetables to eat along with the noodles must be from Tra Que organic vegetable village. This is a kind of noodles with just a little of the broth and being enjoyed upstairs (high floors) by the merchants from all over the world in the past.

  1. Quang’s Noodles

My Quang is a noodle dish typical for Quang Nam province (Hoi An belongs to Quang Nam). The noodle is yellow or white in color and made from rice flour. There are many kinds of My Quang. My Quang can be served with chicken, pork, shrimp, quail egg, snakehead fish, beef,…with vegetables and topped with peanuts and rice cracker. Unlike these noodle soups, My Quang is served with very little broth and almost like a dry noodle dish or noodle salad with the broth serving to bring all the flavors together.. There are many kinds of My Quang. My Quang can be served with chicken, pork, shrimp, quail egg, snakehead fish, beef,…with vegetables and topped with peanuts and rice cracker.

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