7 Delicious Street Dishes you Must Try in Hoi An

Chicken rice, Vietnamese bread recipe, Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe, .. have long been familiar to both national and international tourists and has been mentioned as distinguishing characteristics of Hoi An by magazines inside and outside the region.

Chicken rice


The tasteful and rich Hoi An chicken rice is characterized by the color of rice, various kinds of herbs, and even the chicken meat. Tourists can order a portion of chicken rice priced at 2$ or order other dishes if you travel in group. Of course, there is no shortage of restaurants that serve this dish, but for the most highly complimented ones, I would recommend the restaurant of Grandmother Buoi on Phan Chu Trinh Street, Ms. Huong on Le Loi Street, and Ly chicken rice restaurant. 

Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe


A bowl of Vietnamese Cao Lau recipe consists of noodles boiled with water, a little bit of beansprout slightly scalded with boil water, and a variety of herbs, the specialty of Tra Que village. Moreover, it is covered by thin slices of Cha Xiu and crispy skin of pork. Thus, you definitely enjoy a bowl of tasteful and fragrant Cao Lau and full your stomach with only 1$ at the same time. The dish is served food stands and restaurants in Hoi An, but for the reason of the most famous ones, I would recommend that of Thanh on Thai Phien Street and Grandmother Be’s on Tran Phu Street. 

Vietnamese bread recipe


Bread is definitely one of the most “must-try” dishes during your cuisine exploration in Hoi An. It is filled with pate, grilled pork, pork rolls, herbs and special sauces. As you can guess, there id no shortage of food stands that serve this tasteful and fragrant dish, but for the reason of the most famous ones, I would recommend that of Phuong and Madam Khanh. They promise to satisfy your appetite for food, even that of the gourmet, picky eaters, and fastidious guests. The price of a loaf of this special bread fluctuates from 20,000 to 25,000 VND.

Grilled meat on skewers


Walking along Tran Phu Le Loi, Tran Hung Dao, and Bach Dang Streets, tourists definitely see numerous food stands that serve grilled meat on skewers. The tasteful and fragrant pork, which is grilled on a charcoal fire, is rolled with thin rice cake, herbs, sour star fruit, cucumbers, then, served with a special sauce. A skewer of grilled meat is priced at 5,000 VND.

Banh Trang Dap


Banh Trang Dap consists of two pancakes grilled on a charcoal fire, of which a wet pancake is kept in the middle. To enjoy this fragrant cake, you have to spread out your hands, top the cake slightly till it separates into pieces, then, roll up them and eat with a special sauce. The sauce is made of sugar, fried dried onion, minced pineapple, garlic and green chili. The most famous restaurant that offers this cake is Ba Gia restaurant, Cam Nam commune.

Banh Beo (Steam rice cake)


Hoi An Steam Rice Cake, which is served in small bowls, is filled with pork, shrimps, crispy pork fat, fried shallots, dried shrimp powder, and fish sauce. The tasteful dish is offered at small shops in Cam Chau, Cam Nam, and Hoi An Market. Price for a bowl Banh Beo is 3,000 VND.

Tao Pho (Silken Tofu)


Sauntering along Hoai River in the evening, you would probably see many street vendors which offer Silken Tofu. A bowl of Tofu is added in ginger, white jelly, and coconut milk, so it’s one of the most favorite food during these hot days. A portion os silken Tofu is priced at 10,000 VND.

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