The most famous local speciality in Hoi An

Hoi An’s rich and varied history with its attendant cultural influences from around the region and the world has left a legacy of truly inspirational cuisine.

Hoi An’s rich and varied history with its attendant cultural influences from around the region and the world has left a legacy of truly inspirational cuisine. The most famous local speciality is Cao Lau, a noodle dish somewhat akin to a marriage between noodle soup and salad, with thick flat rice noodles floating in a thin broth, topped with meat (usually pork) and plenty of greenery. The dish is be eaten hot and is a tasty, filling (and cheap) staple for both Hoi An residents and visitors to the city.

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The second local speciality, not to be missed, is “White Rose”, a steamed dumpling – somewhat akin to wonton but steamed not fried – filled with a tasty pork and herb mixture, a great snack food which should be tried at least once on any visit to Hoi An.

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And of course, there’s the excellent seafood, served at a variety of restaurants in the ancient town beside the river and at Cua Dai beach. In fact, Hoi An’s seafood is reputed to be among the best available in Vietnam and also some of the best value – a superb meal can be had for just a few dollars per head, although some of the better restaurants are a little pricier.

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Hoi An is liberally sprinkled with small cafes and bars offering cheap bites to hungry tourists.So no one need go hungry when visiting Hoi An, and everyone should be able to find an agreeable restaurant at a price that won’t break the bank.To explore Hoi An further, and for details of Hoi An’s numerous dining options, simply select your cuisine of choice at www.rosetravelservice.com and let The Vinh Hung 1 Restaurant guide you

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