CAO LAU: HOI AN SPECIALITY

In terms of culinary specialties, Hoi An is famous for its popular dish: Cao Lau (or Cau Lau). This soup is prepared with noodles, accompanied with pork slices, soya sauce and herbs,all in a steaming broth. It seems that this dish is directly inspired by soba noodles (Japanese dish).

We highly recommend to try the Cao Lau near the Japanese Bridge (cost around $1) and to eat it on the edge of the river. It’s a unique moment and you will find this speciality only in Hoi An

Cao Lau Hoi An

MI QUANG

Mi Quang is another speciality of Quang Nam province (Central Vietnam). These are rice noodles served with meat (beef, pork or chicken) and herbs. A crispy rice crackers must accompany any good Mi Quang, you would find those everywhere in the country.

BUT ALSO THE MUST HAVE: PHO

Pho (pronounced fire) is the national dish of Vietnam. It is a soup made from beef broth (ideally cooked for several days) and rice noodles. To this we add pieces of beef and herbs. Each Pho is unique. You shall not eat two-alike. Many Vietnamese start the day with this dish. In Hoi An, we find the best Pho at restaurant Pho 17. (for less than $ 2)

NUOC MAM SAUCE,ALWAYS THERE

Various sauces are served with most dishes such as soya sauce and chilli sauce but the most popular one is Nuoc-Mâm. This sauce is made from various species of fish (but the most popular is based on anchovies)

IMPORTANT:
If you want to try some of these dishes, go in the evening along the river in the old town or the market at midday. The prices are the lowest and the recipes are always authentic

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