Hoi An ancient town is small but the food culture is extremely rich. Therefore, despite traveling all places in this ancient town, you can hardly enjoy all Hoi An food. Now, Seatrek will introduce to you some famous food address for enjoying while you are staying this special landmark.
At present, more and more eco tours Hoi An can provide you some service for enjoying these food
1.DUMPLINGS AND CAULDRON CAKE (BANH BAO-BANH VAC)- SPECIAL CAKES OF HOI AN FOOD
Mentioning Hoi An food, we can not miss these special cakes- dumplings and cauldron. It takes three years to become an expert at making Dumplings and Cauldron cake, two types of shrimp dumplings made from translucent white dough bunched up to look like a rose. White rose dumplings have become ubiquitous symbols of food in this ancient town. There is only one family in Hoi An that produces these dumplings and distributes them to all the local eateries.
Dumplings and Cauldron cakes- two cakes have the same ingredients and are often eaten together on a cake plate. The main raw material for processing two types of these cakes is rice. Rice is white , grain, fragrant, and are planted in clean land. Cauldron cake is usually made from shrimp mixed with a little crushed pepper, garlic, onion, lemongrass and some special spices while Dumplings from pork, mushrooms, green onions and fried with some special spices. Perhaps due to unique spice, only Dumplings and cauldron cake in Hoi An have special taste that make tourists remember so much.
Address: White Rose Restaurant on Nhi Trung street. Here, you not only enjoy these delicious cakes but you can visually see the unique process of making these cakes.
2.SMASHING RICE PAPER (BANH DAP)
The way you eat Banh Dap is to smash the rice paper, hence the translation “smashing rice paper”. Smashing rice paper is two pieces of crispy rice paper and wet rice paper (a close relative of banh cuon), combined together and smashed on the table. It means to eat in pieces then dipped into a bowl of sweet fermented fish sauce and chili called Mam Nem . The sauce is from fish sourcing locally from Cua Dai Beach.
Address: Go through Cam Nam bridge (45 seats car did not pass) about 100m, the road suddenly bends to the left, past this bend, you can see a row of shops and have a sign on each subject specialties of this region: “sweet corn soup, smashing rice paper, …”. There are more than 10 shops selling more than 3 specialties.
3.SWEET CORN SOUP (CHE BAP)
Sweet corn soup – is a sweet and sticky dessert made with shaved kernels of corn sourced from the village and sweet glutinous rice. It can be enjoyed at warm, cold or at room temperature. It is also a rustic Hoi An food becoming very famous recently. Unlike sweet corn soup in the southern, sweet corn soup in Hoi An does not cook with coconut water so it has a specially original flavor of corn. When we eat, we just need little coconut milk on top to increase the fat.
Address: As part 2.
4.CAO LAU HOI AN- ONE OF THE OLDEST ONE OF HOI AN FOOD
Many local residents living in this ancient town said that Cao lau was appeared from the 17th century, in the time of opening the port of Hoi An, allowing many foreign traders to come. Therefore, Cao lau was influenced by Chinese cuisine and also affected by the cold Udon noodles of Japanese. However, Cao lau Hoi An still has its own flavor and become the unique food that tourists should not miss.
Address: Some restaurants on Tran Phu Street.
We will introduce to you other special food in part 2……..0