Street Food Guide in Hoi An

When thinking of Hoi An Ancient Town, tourists will keep its images of old houses, lanterns and roof tiles in their mind. However, the UNESCO World Heritage Site owns a lot of special dishes that you cannot eat them all only in one day.

Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo (rice paper roll with pork)

bánh tráng cuốn
Bánh tráng, literally pork and vegetables wrapped in soft rice paper, is one of Da Nang City’s traditional culinary dishes. However, instead of driving tens of kilometers to its original place, you can get a true taste of the food in the centre of the town.

A portion of the dish consists of a plate of pork, rice papers and vegetables including lettuce, perilla, heartleaf houttuynia and coriander. Pineapples, mangos, cucumbers and green bananas are sliced and rolled. Diners put the ingredients in the rice papers before rolling it. After finish, you can eat them with the fish sauce.

  • Address: No 36, Thai Phien Street
  • Opening time: daily
  • Price: VND35,000 per portion

Thịt vịt (duck meat) and cháo vịt (duck porridge)

thịt vịt
After enjoying traditional dishes of the town, you should try other Vietnamese food to have more experience with the country’s culinary art. We recommend you to dine at Quán Vịt Châu, a local restaurant offering the best duck dishes in Hoi An. A nice bowl of duck porridge will warm up your body and support digestion in the cold weather and when it is hot, nothing is greater than eating duck dishes and drinking beers.

  • Address: No 5, Che Lan Vien Street
  • Opening time: daily

Cao Lầu and Hủ Tiếu (noodles with roasted pork and Vietnamese pork and seafood noodle soup)
cao lầu
Most tourists have a list of famous eateries offering Hoi An’s specialties provided by their families and friends, or on tourism books. However, there are other well-known eating places with delicious food which you have never heard of. Quán Cao lầu Hủ tiếu Ông Tý (Mr. Ty’s Restaurant) is one of them.

Cao lầu has more special flavour than that at other places. The noodles have a soft but tough bite and a light yellow colour and slices of roasted pork is thick. Along with fresh vegetables, they create a harmony of flavours and colours. Its hủ tiếu also has unique flavour, which makes it be different from those in the south. A bowl of the dish consists of pork slices, beef sausage, pork liver and pork stomach. Crushed peanuts are placed in the bowl and diners can enjoy the food with vegetables such as onions and coriander.

  • Address: No 59, Phan Chau Trinh Street
  • Opening time: daily in the late afternoon
  • Price: VND20,000-VN25,000

Bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes)
bánh xèo
If you are looking for a place offering delicious pancakes at a cheap price, Quán Bánh xèo 3 Cô (Banh Xeo 3 Co Restaurant) is the one you should go. The pancakes are made from rice flour and are filled with shrimps, beef and bean sprouts. You can eat them directly with the sauce or use rice papers to roll them and vegetables before dipping the rolls into the sauce.

  • Address: in Duy Nghia Commune (cross Cua Dai Bridge and turn right)
  • Opening time: daily
  • Price: VND2,000 per pancake

Bún (vermicelli)
bún
Talking about cơm gà (chicken rice) and bánh mì (bread), tourists and local people will think of Mrs. Buội’s chicken rice and Mrs. Phuong’s bread. And mentioning vermicelli, they will think of Quán Bún Thủy (Ms. Thuy’s vermicelli restaurant). It is named after Thuy, a chef with more than 25 years of experience.

Being 200 meters away from the town centre, the eatery offer various types of bún such as bún bò giò heo (vermicelli with beef and pork leg), bún giò bò (vermicelli with beef sausage) and bún bò thập cẩm (vermicelli with beef and mixed vegetables).
The most popular dish here is bún lòng bò (vermicelli with tripe). After being cleaned, the tripe is cut into small pieces. It is served with mắm ruốc (Vietnamese fermented shrimp paste) and vegetables of Tra Que village.

  • Address: No 75, 18/8 Street (August 18 Street), Cam Pho District
  • Opening time: from 3 p.m.
  • Price: VND30,000 per bowl

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