Must-try street foods in Hoi An

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Last Updated on 3 years by Tam Le Van

No taste local food, no real holiday! Beautiful Hoi An is housing a big collection of tasty street foods what have inspired lots of foodies worldwide. More than that, many of them are specialties typical for this ‘most colorful city of Vietnam’. Besides their wonderful taste, having meals at street stalls also bring us such local vibes. Learning about different ingredients, preparation process, stories behind and more will give you key to open another world never been before.

In this article, HOI AN LIFE outlines a list of must-try street foods in Hoi An to help you identify quicker which dish you want to sample most as well as relating useful information.

Hoi An street foods in the morning

Bun bo Hoi An (Hoi An beef noodles)

What is Hoi An beef noodles?

Bun bo Hoi An becomes one of favourite choices for breakfast to local people by its mouth-watering combination of soft-white rice noodles, rare/boiled beef slices and tasty broth-based soup. Among all, the soup itself plays the most important role. In order to prepare an excellent soup pot, the chefs (often store owners) have to wake up very early in the morning to stew carefully-selected beef bones and spices for hours.

When admire, locals also add pickled onion, carrot, green and chilli, lime and herbs to make this must-try street foods in Hoi An more flavourful. Baguette is also offered as an optional food (only pay if eat). Diners will break it and dip into the soup then. There is quite similar to Quay in case of Northern Vietnam style Pho.

Variety of beef noodles in Hoi An

Abundance of Bun bo Hoi An (Hoi An beef noodles) mainly bases on different types of beef and cooking methods. In case of beef itself only, there are thit bo nac (lean beef), thit bo gan (beef tendon), gio bo (beef leg) and even beef bone also used. For lean beef, local people will thinly slice and eat when it is rare (called as bun bo tai) or be boiled then cut into bite-sized slices (bun bo nam). Beef tendon beef leg and beef bones have a simplier method, just need to cooked medium to well. These are respectively named as bun bo gan, bun bo gio and bun xuong bo. Moreoever, cha bo (beef bologna) is the popular adding to whoever living in Hoi An. It was totally made by lean beef that spiced, pureed, packed by banana leave and steamed after.

Differences between Hoi An beef noodles and Bun bo Hue

Bun bo Hue (Hue beef noodles) and its special-flavorsome taste are extremely well-known nationwide. More than that, it also became the representative of Vietnamese diverse cuisine many times to introduce to the world together with Pho. Although famous, Bun bo Hue still have the competitor in ‘city of colorful lanterns’. For local inhabitants, Hoi An beef noodles is believed that own a flavor more pleasant because use less spices (lemongrass, chilli,…) and shrimp paste. In orther words, Bun bo Hoi An houses more proper portion of spices. Especially the dish is eaten with rich-in-essential-oil herbs produced at Tra Que village what we could not found anywhere as same quality as.   

The best Hoi An beef noodle eateries and price

Bun bo Co Gai-‘Japanese Covered Bridge Beef Noodles’

Address: Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Phu Street.

Opening time: 6:00 a.m until sold out.

Food options and price: Bun tai (rare beef noodles), Bun nam (boiled beef noodles), Bun gan (beef tendon noodles), Bun cha bo (beef bologna noodles) and Bun xuong (beef bone noodles)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD), Barguette 5.000 VND.

Bun bo Ba Van

Address: 58 Le Loi street

Opening time: 6:00 a.m until sold out.

Food options and price: Bun tai (rare beef noodles), Bun nam (boiled beef noodles), Bun gan (beef tendon noodles), Bun cha bo (beef bologna noodles) and Bun xuong (beef bone noodles) from 20.000-35.000 VND (0.86-1.5 USD).

Mi quang (Quang noodles)

Mi quang is another must-try street food in Hoi An. The most popular dish of Mi quang includes of thick-white rice noodles (sometimes yellow dyed by turmeric powder) eaten with a broth-based sauce, topped by well-seasoned shrimp, pork slices, quail eggs, crush roasting peanut, rice crackers and fresh vegetables. Besides, its main protein is likely to replaced by chicken, fish or frog as well.

In local people point of view, Phu Chiem village (in the outskirt of Hoi An) is home of the best noodles to make Mi quang. Therefore, it is no wonder that foodies only pick the eatery using noodles sourced from this place only for their meals. If see an advertising sign with phrase ‘Mi quang Phu Chiem’, you come to right spot. Nowadays, Quang noodles’s presence has been spreading over different parts of Vietnam as well as some countries in the world. Doubtless to say that this must-try street foods in Hoi An turns into a pride of the city.

Restaurants, eateries on the pavement and markets are places you can catch a yummy bowl of Quang noodles. The lowest cost is around 15.000 VND (0.65 USD) no matter wherever you come to. We created an article in order to give you the comprehensive guidance about the best Mi quang in Hoi An encompassing a couple of street stalls. Browse http://hoianlife.net/the-best-mi-quang-in-hoi-an/ to know the best Mi quang restaurants.

Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)

About Vietnamese sandwich

Introduced by French colonists since 19th century and step by step become an inseparable component of current Vietnamese cuisine. Banh mi boasts a perfectly harmonious combination between crunchy baguette outside with well-marinated addings from juicy seasoned pork slices, tasty pork jelly, great home-made pate, etc to abundant kinds of vegetables. There is no doubt that this dish is much less flavourful if serve without a toothsome pate cooked from pork liver and numerous spices. In reality, people pay a strong attention on it and do not mind saying more pate please! As a spicy food lover, make sure you add local chili paste.

There are three major places you are able to see top-notch Vietnamese sandwich: restaurants (Banh mi Phuong, Madam Khanh, Phi Banh Mi for instance), street stalls on the pavement and inside the markets. Price between these places is varied depending on their food quality and reputation. Generally, often starts from 12.000 VND (0.52 USD). Different addings also decide how much it costs for a Banh mi. In order to give you the full guide for this delicious dish, Hoi An Life made an article separately. Read it at http://hoianlife.net/where-to-find-the-best-banh-mi-in-hoi-an/ for further details.

The best Banh Mi street store in Hoi An

Banh Mi Co Lanh

Banh Mi Pho Co

Banh Mi Tu Vu

Cao lau (Hoi An brown noodles)

As same as Mi quang and Banh mi, Cao lau also is one of must-try street foods in Hoi An. This iconic dish includes brown rice noodles eaten with a rich sauce and topped by sliced seasoning pork, blanching bean sprouts, fried noodles and raw vegetables. Cao lau means ‘on the high floor’ because it’s only served at upper storeys formerly.

In order to create noodles for making Cao lau, locals have to select good quality rice sourced from Cam Thanh and Cam Kim countryside. Then washed carefully, soaked for hours into the mixture between water and wood ash imported from Cham islands (that’s why it has a brown color). On the next step, the rice will be ground into flour, drained and knead the dough until smooth. This is divided into smaller pieces before steamed and cut into noodle shape. Making process does not end now, the noodles is steamed again (three more times) and dried in the sun then. When eat, people boil them to make it fresher. The sauce is another unseparable factor for any yummy Cao lau. It gets certainly the water left from cooking process of the pork that harmoniously blended with other ingredients.

We have an article about the best places to eat Cao lau in Hoi An (for sure street stalls included), read it through http://hoianlife.net/the-best-cao-lau-restaurants-in-hoi-an/ to find out more.

Xoi (Vietnamese sticky rice)

Ingredients and taste of Vietnamese sticky rice

Hoianese customarily prefer Xoi for having breakfast, specially countrysideman because it is likely to keep feeling of fullness in quite long time if at work on the fields. The food comprises a steamed sticky rice base (only rice or mixed with beans) and is eaten with various toppings like pork bologna, saussage, lap xuong (chinese sausage), fried egg, boiled/seasoned quail eggs, seasoned/barbecued pork and much more. Additionally, broken peanut salt or white sugar are choices for vegetarian lovers. Compare to all ingredients, sticky rice has the importance in deciding a dish of Xoi delicious or not. It gets created by good rice soaked into water for hours once steamed. Someone add a little salt to make it taste better.

Before enjoy appetizing flavor of Xoi, street sellers will remove the sticky rice from a steamer by bamboo chopsticks and placed it on dish. After that, you select your favourite toppings to put on. Pricing depends on how much you want and which you chose, often ranges from 10.000-30.000 VND (0.43-1.3 USD).

Where to find sticky rice in Hoi An?

Xoi Dau Xanh va Xoi Dau Den

Address: 45 Le Loi Street

Opening time: 6:00-9:00 a.m.

Food options and price: Xoi dau xanh (green bean sticky rice), Xoi dau den (black bean sticky rice) and Xoi thap cam (mixed sticky rice)-5.000 VND.

Outside of Hoi An central market

Address: Corner of Tieu La and Bach Dang streets

Opening time: 6:00-11:00 a.m.

Food options and price: Xoi dau xanh (green bean sticky rice), Xoi dau phung (peanut sticky rice), Xoi dau den (black bean sticky rice), Xoi bap (corn sticky rice) and Xoi thap cam (mixed sticky rice)-5.000 VND.

Hoi An street foods in the afternoon

Banh trang nuong (‘Vietnamese pizza’)

Banh trang nuong’s ingredients and how to make it

Banh trang nuong means ‘grilled rice paper’ in local language but also cutely called by many food lovers as ‘Vietnamese pizza’. Its key ingredients are sun-dried rice paper, quail eggs, chopped spring onion, dried shallots and crispy potato flakes.

To make it, firstly, street food ‘master’ will place the rice paper on a hot barbeque and right after twist it to allow the heat spreading evenly. She/he immediately beats eggs, gently puts them on rice paper and uses a spoon to distribute all over. Then spring onion, dried shallots and potato flakes are added. Once come to the final step, hot chilli sauce, mayonnaise or ketchup (up to each person) is poured over to taste better. When ready to enjoy, it’s time the maker folds softly in two and pack it in a paper bag. You are absolutely able to request him/her cut your Banh trang nuong into pieces if want. For vegetarian verson, people do not use eggs and give you more other toppings.

While someone take away, lots of diners like to stand and eat nearby the stall to watch prepaeation steps of the maker. Additionally, the best time to admire this delicious dish belongs to first minutes after cooking done when it’s still warm. Besides Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh and Da Lat also are capital of crunchy Banh trang nuong.

Which places serving Banh trang nuong in Hoi An?

Front of Hoi An central market

Address: Corner of Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu streets

Opening time: 4:30-7:30

Food options and price: Banh trang nuong man (common type) and Banh trang nuong chay (vegetarian type)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Hoi An night market

Address: Stalls along Nguyen Hoang street

Opening time: 6:00-10:30 p.m

Food options and price: Banh trang nuong man (common type) and Banh trang nuong chay (vegetarian type)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Che (Vietnamese sweet soup)

What is Che?

Che is made by a simple way of cooking but in comparison to any Vietnamese sweets, it gets considered as the king. Throught the country, you always have the chance to find and try it in an easy manner. There is no wonder to say that ingredients for cooking Che are very diverse, covering every beans, many tropical fruits, roots, and seeds. They are usually cooked with coconut milk, cane sugar or rock sugar if want taste of the soup more pleasant.

Che stalls in Hoi An normally are equipped with low stools and several-to-much metal pots containing different soups. When come, local maker will ask your favourite types and spoon them by a ladle into the glass of crushed ice. At plenty places, the portion of all choices depends on a fixed price. Meaning that there is no extra costs if you select too much kinds of sweet soup. By contrast, somewhere people still let you free to choose and charge with a flexible price. Hoi An’s sweet soup stalls often do the first method.

In Central-South Vietnamsese point of view, there is nothing more than taking a bowl of Che when it’s hot. For that reason, Che stalls usually get busy in the afternoon and evening. No worry about seating at these times due to it takes only few minutes to ‘finish’. In addition to, warm sweet soup becomes a good choice for Hanoian in the North in the course of wintertime as well.

Special types of Vietnamese sweet soup in Hoi An

Same same but different! Hoi An boasts several special types of sweet soup what you meet only one time on your traveling days in Vietnam.

Che me den (black sesame sweet soup)

Introduced by Chinese at when Hoi An was an international trading town, Che me den (or Xi ma phu) gradually turns into a Vietnamese sweet over time. It is created by pureed black sesame cooked with cane sugar, khoai lang (sweet taro), bot san day (arrowroot powder), la mo (skunkavine leave) and rau ma (pennywort). The water used for its whole preparation process has to source from Ba Le well-an ancient monument built in 10th century. This special ‘ingredient’ makes taste of Hoi An’s black sesame sweet soup unduplicated of its kind anywhere in the country.

Xoa xoa (‘Pomegranate aril’ sweet soup)

This must-try Hoi An street food consists of ‘pomegrante arils’ (water chestnut tiny cubes covered by tapioca powder), white jelly, black jelly (made by mesona plants), smashed green bean and coconut milk. Xoa xoa with crushed ice is the best way to admire from local people side.

Stalls serving the best sweet soup in Hoi An

Che Hai Chi Em (‘Sisters’ sweet soup)

Address: 1 Hoang Van Thu (near Banh beo Ba Bay)

Opening time: 9:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Che dau xanh-10.000 VND (0.43 USD), Che hat sen-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Che Ong Thieu-the best Hoi An’s black sesame sweet soup

Address: 118 Nguyen Truong To (in front of Hoi An Church)

Opening time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Che me den (black sesame sweet soup)-10.000 VND (0.43 USD).

Note: While the bulk of Che stalls have multi-pots with different types, Che me den is only thing for sale at Che Ong Thieu. This place is well-known all over the city because of its excellent-tasting black sesame sweet soup cooked by over 70 years experienced chef.

Che Co Hiep

Address: 24 Le Loi street

Opening time: 4:00-10:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Che dau xanh (green bean sweet soup), Che me den (black sesame sweet soup), Che bap (Shredded corn sweet soup)-10.000 VND (0.43 USD), Che hat sen (lotus seed sweet soup) and Che trai cay (fruit sweet soup)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Che Co Chinh

Address: Corner of Bach Dang and Tran Quy Cap streets

Opening time: 5:00-9:30 p.m.

Food options and price: Che dau den (black bean sweet soup), Che dau xanh (green bean sweet soup), Che bap (shredded corn sweet soup), Che dau do (red bean sweet soup), Che dau ngu (butter bean sweet bean)-15.000 VND (0.65 USD), Che hat sen (lotus seed sweet soup), Che thap cam (mixed sweet soup) and Xoa xoa-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Banh beo (Water fern cake)

Banh beo and how to make it

As one of the most favourite street foods in Hoi An for Instagrammers, first step to create Banh beo starts from choosing good rice like noodle dishes. After own nicest one, the rice will be ground into a fine-white milk and combined with tapioca powder (to make end-results not too soft). Then poured down in small bowls and steamed in few minutes. When serve, the sellers set neatly them on a round tray, add a viscous mixture of fresh peanut&shrimp, fried shallots and light fried noodle snacks together with little-sweet fish sauce. Because the cake contains on the bowl, Hoianese call it as Banh beo chen. To eat, use your spoon to take sauce and scoop.

Places serving the best water fern cake in Hoi An

Banh beo Ba Bay

Address: 2 Hoang Van Thu (next to Wake Up Coffee).

Opening time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh beo (10 small bowls)-35.000 VND (1.5 USD).

Banh beo Co Be

Address: 115 Nguyen Truong To (near Tan An market).

Opening time: 5:00 p.m until sold out.

Food options and price: Banh beo tom chay (Banh beo with shrimp)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Banh canh (‘Vietnamese udon’)

Banh canh’s ingredients and taste

The bulk of Banh canh stalls is established on the pavement around the city, especially often open at the end of the afternoon when people start getting hungry after a long day work. This must-try street food in Hoi An encompasses medium-sized noodles (made by wheat, tapioca or rice powders), pork bone broth together with additional proteins like beef and pork bolognas, quail eggs, pork bone and leg, fish and much more. Banh canh differentiates to other rice noodle soups (Bun and Pho) through its noodles bigger in size as well as more abundant in ingredients to make them. Plenty of people called it as ‘Vietnamese udon’.

Not many Banh canh stalls self-produce the noodles for themselves, they usually buy them in the market or a ‘factory’. Meaning that they just need prepare the soup cooked from pork bone broth and spices.    

Where to find Banh canh in Hoi An?

Banh canh Co Luon

Address: 276 Ly Thuong Kiet street

Opening time: 2:30-7:30 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh canh cha (pork bologna noodles)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD), Banh canh gio (pork leg noodles)-25.000 VND (1.1 USD), Banh canh xuong (pork bone noodles)-27.000 VND (1.2 USD), Banh canh gio cha (pork bologna and leg noodles)-44.000 VND (1.9 USD), Barguette 3.000 VND.

Banh bot loc (Clear dumpling)

What is Banh bot loc?

Banh bot loc is another must-try street food in Hoi An. Our first impression at a stall serving it was a big vat holding hundred of small and greasy clear dumplings. To make them, local people use the dough principally made by white tapioca powder (from the cassava plant) in order to cover marinate half-fat-half-lean pork and shrimps. Then boiled in a hot water pot and dressed by vegetable oil for more attractiveness. This type is called as Banh loc tran what will be eaten with pork bologna, chopped spring onion or fried shallots. One more type, Banh loc goi gets less popular in the city. It is created from the dough packed by multi-layers of fresh banana leaves and steamed for minutes. After that, diners have to remove ‘Matryoshka’ styled coverings. Such indiviuals love its the leafy pragrance.  

Once come to your first bite, pour little-sweet fish sauce over (soy sauce rarely served) and grab some green chilli rings if you are a spicy food lover. Local sellers will charge you by standard dish instead of single pieces.

Note: Because made by tapioca powder, Banh bot loc (clear dumplings) is kind of heavy food to digest so balance the amount for it if you are on a food sample experience.

Best stalls serving clear dumpling in Hoi An?

Banh Bot Loc Co Be

Address: 115 Nguyen Truong To (near Tan An market).

Opening time: 5:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh bot loc (with pork bologna, fried shallots and fried noodles)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Banh beo Ba Bay

Address: 2 Hoang Van Thu (near Wake Up Coffee).

Opening time: 2:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh bot loc (with pork bologna and fried shallots)-30.000 VND (1.3 USD).

Stall at corner of Bach Dang and Le Loi Streets

Address: corner of Bach Dang and Le Loi Streets.

Opening time: 5:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh bot loc (with pork bologna, fried shallots and fried noodles)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Bun thit nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork noodles)

What makes Bun thit nuong?

Bun thit nuong is a favourite afternoon dish to Hoianians. Not watery like Pho, a properly-spiced peanut sauce is served when eat it. Other major ingredients are white rice noodles, toothsome slices of grilled pork, locally-sourced raw vegetables like green lettuces, sliced fresh cucumber and herbs (from Tra Que village). Picked grated carrot and green papaya (of a sweet-sour taste) also are added up at several shops. Spicy food lovers grab sliced fresh chilli or Hoi An chilli jam for more tasty.

Best grilled pork noodle stores around Hoi An

Bun thit nuong Hoa

Address: Near Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa wooden bridge

Business hours: 5 p.m until 9:30 p.m

Price: 25.000 VND

Bun Thit Nuong in Hoi An night market

Address: Nguyen Hoang street

Opening hours: 5:30 p.m to 10 p.m

Price: 25.000 to 40.000 depending on different places

Banh can (Mini pancakes)

Banh can’s ingredients and taste

From good quality rice coming from the countryside near city center, Banh can is made by very smooth rice milk poured into small circle-shaped moulds. When becomes harder, local sellers will add eggs for each cakes, wait in few minutes and take them out after. This noticeable Hoi An’s street food is served with green papaya strips, Tra Que herbs, pork bologna, nem chua (fermented pork) and sweet-spicy-sour fish sauce. While someone dip Banh can directly into the sauce, many people put all their cakes and sauce on a same plate to enjoy. Simple but delicious! Banh can should be in your bucket list of must-try street foods in Hoi An.  

Best Banh can stalls in Hoi An

Banh can Co Be

Address: 114 Phan Chu Trinh (near Ca phe Vong Pho).

Opening time: 4:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh can trung cut nem cha (Banh can with quail eggs, fermented pork and pork bologna)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Banh can Co Tuat

Address: In front of 182B Ly Thuong Kiet street

Opening time: 2:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.

Food options and price: Banh can trung cut nem cha (Banh can with quail eggs, fermented pork and pork bologna)-20.000 VND (0.86 USD).

Tao pho (Tofu pudding)

Where can find Tao pho in town?

Hoi An street foods in the evening

Thit xien nuong (Hoi An grilled pork skewers)

Ingredients and taste of Hoi An grilled pork skewers

Within array of must-try street foods in Hoi An, Thit xien nuong has its own position. In actuality, its full package covers mouth-watering grilled pork skewers (flavourful seasoning and clamped by two bamboo sticks), wet and dry rice papers, garden herbs sourced from Tra Que village and rich peanut sauce. Taste of the dish convinces the most demanding persons. Furthermore, keep in mind that local sellers may not serve everything above if ask for few skewers (five minimum in our experience).

How to eat Thit xien nuong like a local?

Firstly, you need to place a layer of wet rice paper on the dry one. Then open the tie made by banana leave at top of your skewer and remove the pork. Use pre-made rice paper to roll it with raw vegetables prior to dip into a smooth peanut sauce. Local people like to eat this tasty food by hands because they think that chopsticks will make everything more difficult, especially when roll. In fact, there is no eating utensils available at Thit xien nuong stalls in Hoi An.

The best grilled pork skewers in Hoi An

Near An Hoi Bridge

Address: An Hoi Bridge, the Old town

Opening time: 5:00 a.m until sold out.

Food options and price: 10.000 VND for a skewer (0.86 USD). Rice papers and raw vegetables to roll with will be served if order at least 5 skewers.

Vendors around Hoi An central market

Address:  Along Tran Phu and Nguyen Hue streets, at front of the market

Opening time: 4:30 a.m until sold out.

Food options and price: 10.000 VND for a skewer (0.86 USD). Rice papers and raw vegetables to roll with will be served if order at least 5 skewers.

Quan Co Xi in Hoi An night market

Address: 2A La Hoi street (near Pho Lien restaurant)

Opening time: 5:00 a.m until sold out.

Food options and price: 10.000 VND for a skewer (0.86 USD). Rice papers and raw vegetables to roll with will be served if order at least 5 skewers.

Com ga Hoi An (Hoi An chicken rice)

The most popular Com ga Hoi An contains a base of favourable steamed rice, well-balanced chicken salad above and additional soup (chicken blood cubes, organs). In contrast with heaps of other chicken rice dishes in the country, Hoianese like the boiled chicken more than fried one. Beside that, the final water after finish boiling is re-used to cook with rice in order to dye naturally a  layer of yellow color on the chicken. At sometimes, supplementary turmeric powder added to make it more eye-catching.

Not only unique cooking method, Com ga Hoi An also gets eminent for its appetizing salad created by shredded chicken, rau ram (peppermint), sliced white onions and green papaya strips. This type is called as Com ga xe while locals use the name Com ga chat for chopped chicken rice.

In fact that anywhere in the city center, you are likely to find places serving chicken rice (including a number of street stalls). See our article via http://hoianlife.net/the-best-chicken-rice-in-hoi-an/ to know where they are.

Banh xoai (‘Mango cake’)

What makes Hoi An ‘mango cake’?

In actuality, there is no mango inside of the cake. Its name derives from the shape likes a mango. Banh xoai is constituted by fine glutinous rice flavour embracing the mixture of crushed light-roasting peanuts, sesame, cane sugar and little salt inside. For this reason, the cake is truly sticky at its first appearance so locals cover it up by uncooked rice flavour to prevent them from sticking each other as well as hands of diners. We could not see Banh xoai in anywhere else, except here. This reason and toothsome taste make it well-deserved to be among must-try street foods in Hoi An.

Where to find Hoi An ‘mango cake’ stalls?

Near Fukian Assembly Hall

Opening time: 4:00-8:30 p.m

Price: 5.000-15.000 VND

Near Japanese Covered Bridge

Opening time: 5:00 p.m until sold out

Price: 10.000 VND

Hoi An night market

Opening time: 6:00-10:00 p.m

Price: 5.000-15.000 VND

Trung vit lon (Vietnamese balut)

Vietnamese balut and how to eat it like a local

Trung vit lon (Vietnamese balut) exactly is duck eggs growed from 15-20 days that boiled and served with rau ram (peppermint), pickled green papaya&ginger strips, pepper salt or spicy-gingery fish sauce. These ingredients will make a balance inside your body as well as become one easier food to digest. While people living in Northern Vietnam enjoy Trung vit lon in the morning, from Central to South regions, it is a nighttime dish. Although lies within the scariest foods around the world, the specialty gets worth-to-try. For cuisine explorers, there is no reason to delist this from array of must-eat street foods in Hoi An.    

To taste Trung vit lon, first of all, beat the balut, remove the eggshell, add pepper salt/fish sauce and then use your spoon to scoop. Take some peppermints for a better flavour. If do not fancy whichever parts, just keep them in the bowl. At Ho Chi Minh city, people even cook the dish with different sauce (tamarind, butter garlic, shacha sauce, etc) into the bargain.

Where to find balut in Hoi An?

Trung Vit Lon Ben Xe Buyt Hoi An

Address: Hoi An Bus Station, Le Hong Phong Street.

Opening time: 3:00-11:00 p.m

Price: 7.000-10.000 VND

Trung Vit Lon Na

Address: 45 Le Loi street

Opening time: 6:30-10:30 p.m

Price: 7.000-10.000 VND

Near Tan An market

Address: Corner of Nguyen Truong To and Dinh Tien Hoang streets

Opening time: 5:30-9:00 p.m

Price: 7.000-10.000 VND

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Tam Le Van

Tam is a tour leader and passionate traveler who has beautiful memories over 50 provinces of Vietnam. During the time Corona virus spreads out globally, he decides to become a blogger to share his experiences.
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