Hoi An’s specialties are the result of Chinese, French and Japanese influences. There are a lot of specialty food in Hoi An that you must eat when visiting Hoi An, especially 4 best local foods as below
1/ Cao Lau – Hoi An’s Signature Dish
Cao Lau has been long mentioned as typical dish wich contributes to the soul of Hoi An’s old time cuisine. The name “Cao Lau” always is a question to travelers whenever experiencing the traditional feature fere. Cao Lau is originated from neither China nor Japan. it can be said to be a dish combined from many cultures, this strange name may be originated from the Chinese, meaning delicacies
Cao Lau has yellow noodles served with shrimp. pork and vegetables. One particular feature of the Cao Lau is the yellow noodles, which are mixed with wood ash taken from the cham island. Cao Lau is a well-prepared dish. In order to make noodles yellow and delicious, we have to use ashes cooked from Cu Lao Cham to soak rice to create specifically crispy, soft and dry noodle. The water must be from Ba Le Well, as well-known for the non-alum, cool water.
Just like Quang noodle, Cao Lau is eaten with very little broth. Instead of broth, Cao Lau has juicy pork, gravy, and crouton. When the gravy is poured, you can add a little more fish sauce if you want Cao Lau more delicious and attractive, People usually add a little crispy square pigskin or noddle
If you come to Hoi An, you must enjoy the soul of the Old Town
There are some places you can try Cao Lau.
1/ Cao Lau Ong Hai
Address: 6A Truong Minh Luong, Hoi An
2/ Cao Lau Thanh
Address: 25 Thai Phien, Hoi An
3/ Trung Bac Restaurant
Address: 87 Tran Phu, Hoi An