Hoi An’s attractiveness lies in it’s vast cuisine that is undeniably delicious and surprisingly affordable. If you plan to make a food tour in Hoi An, you must be remember to add the following top 10 Street foods in Hoi An on your list.

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(Street foods in Hoi An)

1. Cao Lau (Rice Noodles With Barbecued Pork, Greens and Croutons)

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(Cao Lau – Street foods in Hoi An)

When it comes to Hoi An Old Town, it is impossible not to mention Cao Lau. It is made with noodles, pork, and local greens. Cao Lau is eaten with lots of herbs and vegetables which greatly enhance its flavors. Its unique taste and texture is achieved by using water from an undisclosed ancient Cham well outside the town.

Offer: Thanh Cao Lau at 26 Thai Phien Street, 20.000-25.000 VND.

2. Com Ga Hoi An (Hoi An Chicken Rice)

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(Com Ga Hoi An – Street foods in Hoi An)

Why is Com ga Hoi An famous and unique? Because Hoi An people carefully choose chicken and rice is of top quality. Chicken is torn into smaller pieces and mixed with some spices, pepper, chili to put on the plate with roasted rice along with few herbs. Then, it is served with rice that has been cooked with chicken broth, with a dash of fresh turmeric to give it a glossy yellow colour.

Offer: Com Ga Ba Buoi, 22 Phan Chau Trinh, 35.000 VND.

3. Hoanh Thanh (Fried Wonton)



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(Hoanh Thanh – Street foods in Hoi An)

Hoanh Thanh is made with rice flour and filled with egg, pork, shrimp and spices. Like in many other places, Hoanh Thanh there is served with soup, with or without noodles, or deep-fried.

Offer: Van Loc Restaurant, 22 Tran Phu Street, 40.000-110.000 VND.

4. Banh Mi (Bread)


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(Banh Mi – Street foods in Hoi An)

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. Vietnam’s best breads are found in Hoi An. Banh Mi has a lot of variety, you can choose from different fillings for your bread, including heo quay (roasted pork), trung op la( fried egg), cha lua (boiled sausages)…

Offer: Banh  Mi Phuong – 22B Phan Chau Trinh Street, 10.000-20.000 VND.

5. My Quang (Quang Noodles)

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(My Quang – Street foods in Hoi An)

A bowl of My Quang includes flat rice noodle, fermented pork, shrimp, vegetables and crackers. This is the popular country dish in Hoi An and Quang Nam.

Offer: Ong Hai, 6A Truong Minh Luong Street, 25.000VND.

6. Banh Dap Hen Xao (Clams Served With Smashing Rice Paper)

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(Banh Dap Hen Xao – Street foods in Hoi An)

Banh Dap has two layers, the wet and the crispy one. Hen Xao is another local dish in Cam Nam commune. The clams are boiled and flesh will be separated from the shell and then fried with herbs, spring onions, chili, ginger and peanuts. The combination of wet cake, crispy one cake and the attractive aroma of fried clams create excellent unique flavor and texture for this local dish.

Offer: Ba Gia Restaurant, Hamlet 1, Cam Nam Commune, 25.000-50.000 VND.

7. Xi Ma (Black Sesame Sweet Soup)

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(Xi Ma – Street foods in Hoi An)

Xi Ma consists of several ingredients like black sesame, coconut, rice flour, and sugar. It is a smooth and luscious soup with sesame taste that’s particularly popular in Hoi An Old Town.

Offer: Old man small street vendor, 02 Nguyen Truong To Street, opposite Hoi An  Catholic Church, 5.000 VND.

8. Banh Beo (Bloating Fern-shaped cake)

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(Banh Beo – Street foods in Hoi An)

Banh Beo are usually placed in small cups with a dimple of chopped, dried or fresh shrimp, scallions, mung bean paste, crispy fried shallots, fish sauce, rice vinegar, and oil above. The sauce mixes with grease, sugar, garlic, chili and shrimp which create the great tasting dish.

Offer: Hoang Van Thu  Street or Dinh Tien Hoang Street, 3.000 VND/small cup.

9. Banh Bao – Banh Vac (White rose dumplings)

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(Banh Bao Banh Vac – Street foods in Hoi An)

Banh Vac and Banh Bao are two types of cake with similar ingredients and usually served on the same plate. The white rose dumplings are made from rice flour which is filled with spiced minced shrimp or pork.

Offer: Hoa Hong Trang Restaurant, 533 Hai Ba Trung Street, 50.000-100.000 VND.

10. Che Bap (Corn Sweet Soup)

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(Che Bap – Street foods in Hoi An)

In Hoi An, the most popular sweet soup is Che Bap. Corn Sweet Soup can be eaten hot, cold or with another sweet soup.

Offer: Ba Gia Restaurant, Hamlet 1, Cam Nam Commune, 5.000-10.000VND.

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