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Hoi An Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Hoi An for Food lovers


Hoi An - all the gastronomic flavors in one destination!

Hoi An is an Asian trading port, famous for its World Heritage Ancient Town and its culinary heritage that is practiced in all the restaurant in the area. The Vietnamese cuisine usually concentrates on three elements while creating palatable dishes - fragrance, taste and colour. Their main concept in cooking is creating the ideal ying-yang elements to provide balancing benefits for the body. 

Simplicity, fresh ingredients, complementary textures and minimal usage of dairy and oils, all these characteristics are combined profoundly to create the world's healthiest recipes here in Hoi An. Fresh local produce mixed with an assortment of regional spices and culinary traditional practices create delicious plates. Every meal is properly garnished to be attracting to the eye, spicy, crispy or aromatic.

The must-try dishes are 

Pho - a noodle soup that consists of salty broth, fresh rice noodles, herbs and any preferable meat.

Cao lau - made from thick rice-floor noodles, bean spouts and pork croutons. The soup usually has a mint flavour and is topped with thin slices of pork and greens. 

Quang Noodle - little broth mixed with meat or fish, veggies and topped with peanuts and rice cracker.

Mango cake - irrelevant to the actual fruit. A handful of peanuts mixed with sugar, rolled into a small ball and topped with sticky rice. 

Some of the restaurants in Hoi An provide complementary cooking lessons for the visitors and any food enthusiast should try this unique experience. The best restaurants to experience the gastronomic flavours of the Vietnamese cuisine are the Eat Hoi An Street Food Tour, the Orivy Hoi An Local Food and the Nu Eatery. Everywhere you go in Hoi An you will find unique places to eat, so enjoying your culinary holidays will not be hard at all.

If you are ready to schedule your next excursion to Hoi An, check out our amazing Hotel Collectionsand book the ideal accommodation for you.

Food Tips

Being a famous tourist destination in Vietnam, Hoi An has resorts with restaurants as well as eateries offering international food options such as European, Asian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

If you are looking to taste the original cuisine of Hoi An, you have to look for the local street food options as well as the local restaurants.

Banh Xeo is the most popular street snack in Vietnam which is actually a Vietnamese crepe made with shrimp, thinly sliced pork and bean sprouts.

The Central Market of Hoi An is a real treasure as you can find almost everything; from fruit, vegetables, fish and meat to handmade souvenirs, suits and dresses.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By car
  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Sightseeing
  • Art & culture
  • Local gastronomy
  • Street food
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Beach holidays

Destination Type

  • City

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