Delicious Must-try Dishes in Hoi An

Central Vietnamese cuisine has stolen the hearts of locals and foreigners, and for good reason. The dish is generally more attractive, and has more spice than is served throughout Vietnam. Here are some of our favorite must-try dishes at Hoi An. best vietnamese restaurant in hanoi

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Hoi An Chicken Rice (Com Ga Hoi An)

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Chicken rice

Among the many must-try dishes at Hoi An, chicken rice (com ga) has gained a huge fan base. This dish is so popular that most Hoi An brochures spend a whole section dedicated to it. Hoi A chicken rice has a yellowish yellow color partly due to the fact that rice is cooked with quality chicken broth and also due to the green of fresh, raw vegetables harvested in Tra Que Village used in this dish.

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The quality of rice is also high. After the seasoning, people cook rice with chicken broth and pandan leaves on a wood stove to make sure it reaches a special fragrance and balanced structure. In terms of chicken cooking, the meat should be soft and fresh. After boiling, the chicken is ripped and then seasoned with onion, fried onion, salt, and pepper to ensure the spices are absorbed into the meat. Finally, the rice is stacked on the plate, served with a generous amount of chicken meat on top, and stuffed with onion, sour papaya, fresh herbs, soy sauce, and sauce. In addition, some places will also serve the dish along with a bowl of hot chicken soup.good restaurants near me


One local actually created a chicken rice unlike any other.


Dinners may think this dish is just like any regular chicken dish. But after just one bite, you'll know just how serious this dish is. One local actually created a chicken rice unlike any other.


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Eating at a local food cart


Com Ga Xi

Address: 47/2 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 9:30 PM

Average price: 20,000 - 50,000 VND / plate

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Com Ga Ba Buoi

Address: 22 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An

Opening hours: from 11 AM to 9 PM

Average price: 35,000 - 50,000 VND / one plate


Quang Noodle (Mi Quang)

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Mi quang

Also a type of rice vermicelli such as pho and hu tieu, and similar in structure, Quang noodle (mi quang) possesses a completely different shade and flavor. As the name implies, this noodle is a specialty of Quang Nam province. And like the other dishes that came from Central Vietnam, it was a very sophisticated dish, full of flavors.


To soften, the rice is soaked in cold water and then ground into a fine powder. Then, a small amount of alum powder is mixed to make the noodles softer. After boiling, the noodles are carefully picked and cooled on a grid. Also, a thin layer of vegetable oil spreads to the noodles to prevent them from sticking to one another. A bowl of mi quang is made up of quang noodles, shrimp, pork, chicken, roasted nuts, egg yolk, fresh herbs, and just a few soups.



Mi Quang Chi Ha

Address: Thai Phien Street, Hoi An

Opening hours: from 7am to 7pm

Average price: 15,000 - 20,000 VND / a bowl

Cao Lau Hoi An

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Cao lau

It is one of the Vietnamese delicacies associated only with the Ancient City of Hoi An. The essence of this dish is found in the noodles that are well-processed. First, the rice is soaked in ash water made from wood collected at Cu Lao Cham. Then the rice is carefully filtered and ground into powder. For this step, water must be obtained from the old Ba Le Well of the Cham people. This is why this dish cannot be prepared anywhere else. After being formed, the noodles were steamed several times and then placed in a drying phase. Thanks to such a careful process, servers can ensure that noodles remain of their best quality even if left overnight.


Water must be obtained from the old Ba Le Well of the Cham people. This is why this dish cannot be prepared anywhere else.


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The cao lau noodle

People usually eat cao lau with boiled bean sprouts and veggies grown on the famous Tra Que vegetable in Hoi An. Cao lau definitely has a great variety of flavors,