The authentic dishes in the Hoi An Cuisine – the UNESCO World Heritage since 1999
(Hoi An Cuisine) Besides the adjectives of “peaceful, gorgeous, and ancient” to say about the charm of the Old Town, some foodies also use “exquisite” to describe the experience in Hoi An Food Tour.
Hoi An Cuisine is amongst the most antique and tranquil towns in Vietnam that the travelers come mainly to enjoy the back-in-time journey.
Thanks to the unique, old charm, Hoi An was inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 and since then, it became the magnet in Quang Nam Province.
5 Foods to Taste in Hoi An Street Food Tour
#1: Cao Lau
This is a signature food in Hoi An that you should not miss by all means.
The appetizing dish includes the dark pork broth served with the yellow noodles, the sliced pork, bean sprouts, vegetables, slices of the crispy croutons.
One special point of “Cao Lau” is that the fat yellow noodles must be cooked with the water taken from the guarded ancient Cham wells; these wells might be hidden throughout Hoi An.
The taste of “Cao Lau” is incomparable!
#2: Com Ga Hoi An (Hoi An Chicken Rice)
This is another symbol of Hoi An cuisine. The Chicken Rice includes the fluffy rice cooked with the chicken ingredient and a bit of turmeric for color.
The complex is put in a wok and then served with the boiled, shredded chicken.
Some small pieces of the torn chicken would be mixed with the crushed onions, the Vietnamese coriander, and spices.- JUSTPLAY18
The delicacy of the dish lies in the mixing process.
Often, people enjoy Hoi An chicken rice with the very spicy chili sauce and pepper.
There also use the peppermint, papaya or salted onions for decoration. The whole dish is scrumptious and attractive.
#3: Hoi An White Rose Appetizer
As its name stated, the White Rose appetizer is in the shape of the white rose if made properly.
This delicious appetizer is a kind of shrimp dumpling cooked from the translucent white dough which should be folded up to be similar to a rose.
The ingredients for this specialties might be shrimp and pork that would be put on top of the folded dough.
Also, there uses the crispy shallot as the topping.
After all, this appetizer is dipped into a unique sauce made from shrimp broth, hot chili, lemon, and sugar.
The airy dough must be formed by the “magic” water! That said, the water must be taken from the old Ba Le Well, then filtered and purified 15-20 times before being blended with the rice paste.
#4: Quang Noodle
It is obvious to find the renowned Quang Noodle in Hoi An.
The dish includes the yellow/white noodle mixed with shrimp, pork, vegetables, and various spices.
Often, people enjoy Quang Noodle with the grilled rice paper. To say about this famous noodle, both texture and flavor are excellent.
While some gourmets appreciate the yellow turmeric noodles, the roasted peanuts, and the succulent broth,
the others enjoy the fresh herbs and the delicious pork or shrimp or even the grilled rice paper. That is all flavorful!
#5: Banh Beo Hoi An (Hoi An steamed rice cake)
In compared with the steamed rice cake of Hue, the dish of Hoi An is bigger and thicker.
The topping sauce here should be brick red made from tomato juice mixed with shrimp and pork.
With some variations, the cookers in Hoi An even add some sugar to the mixture that creates the fairly sweet steamed rice cake.
Right in Hoi An, the dish becomes special as it might taste fatty once topped with the slices of the fried shallot and the deep-fried “Cao Lau” noodles.
Remember to taste the 5 most-suggested dishes in Hoi An.