The dishes attract tourists when wandering Hoi An ancient town

Nga Do
In the S-shape land of Vietnam, there are many tourist attraction stretching from the north to the south. Each of them has the distinctive charm that will satisfy your wanderlust. Some of them have majestic nature that is the present inherited from the Mother Nature while some of them shine by the artificial beauty. Among them, the tourist attraction having the historical value is always stand out and on the top of the must-go list of the travelers.

Not only famous for its ancient beauty with centuries-old Buddhist pagodas, colonial shop houses, Hoi An street food and authentic specialties also attract tourists around the world. Hoi An is voted one of the 25 most great destinations for foodies, what a big shame if you visit Hoi An without trying local cuisines here. You will not have to stroll around by yourself and wonder where to try different kinds of unique food in Hoi An. Here are the dishes attract tourists when wandering Hoi An ancient town.


“Banh my” is not only a traditional food in Vietnam for all people, but it also popular with Western tourists. A rich, fresh-looking and sauce-heavy roll brings an extremely satisfying eating for foodies. Banh My in Hoi An so tasty as it is flexible in combining ingredients together and careful when choosing meats and vegetables to make sure everything is fresh and healthy enough. However, finding the best place to enjoy the loaf of Banh Mi in Hoi An is quite challenging for tourists. There are two famous Hoi An Banh Mi vendors that were recognized by many famous chefs in the world, including chef Anthony Bourdain. It always has a long line standing in front of a shabby vendor, these are Banh Mi Queen and Banh Mi Phuong.

Banh Mi Queen – Madam Khanh: 105 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An
Bánh Mì Phượng: 2B Phan Châu Trinh, Hội An


Walking along the streets in Hoi An, foodies cannot deny hearing the joyful sound and the flavor of cooking Banh Xeo coming out of the restaurant kitchens or the local stalls, which makes tourists hard to resist the temptation and wonder what kind of food is. Unlike many places in Vietnam, Banh Xeo in Hoi An so tasty with mainly stuffed is whole shrimp, thinly sliced pork or beef and bean sprouts. To enjoy completely Banh Xeo, people are served with fresh herbs and green vegetables. Having the best taste when coming to these stalls:

Ba Le Well (Phan Chu Trinh Alley): 45/51 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An.
Hai Dao: 160 Ly Thai To, Hoi An.


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Cao Lau noodle is the top of Hoi An street food. Its flavor and process do not like any others Vietnamese dishes. The water which cooks Cao Lau noodle is very special as it comes from specific wells in Hoi An. This is why this noodle is a cuisine that can only be prepared in the ancient town of Hoi An. Cao Lau combines a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, soy sauces and fried lards in order to bring various flavors like sour, pungent, bitter and sweet.

Cao Lau Ba Be – Tran Phu, Hoi An
Trung Bac restaurant – 87 Tran Phu, Hoi An
Ba Thanh restaurant – 26 Thai Phien, Hoi An


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Photo by Christopher Crouzet
Quang noodle is one of the most popular and nationally recognized food items in Hoi An served on various occasions. Making from rice flour and having a yellow or white in color, Quang noodle is differing than most normal noodle soups like “pho” in Hanoi and beef rice noodles in Hue because the soups have just enough broth to merely cover the noodles.

Mrs. Minh Restaurant
Address: Cam Ha, Hoi An City
Mrs. Ha Street Vendor
Address: Thai Phien Street, Hoi An City

In summary, besides the ancient town, there are many other attractions in Hoi An which you should not miss, especially local foods here. If you are still unsure about what, where and how to eat in Hoi An, let’s just take a Hoi An tour with tour guide to enjoy these typical dishes perfectly without spending too much of your time. So, don’t hesitate to book a tour with Vietnam Typical Tours, joining a lovely tour with our! 

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