For the majority of International travellers, trying food from a different country or culture is one of the most exciting aspects of visiting a different country and Hoi An is no exception, Just remember to be adventures and write down the names of the food you like, so you can order it on your return home!!
Hoi An food is a one of the most delicious styles of food in Vietnam, its style and taste shares slight similarities with its near neighbours (China, Japan) yet the food of Hoi An is distinct and original. Hoi An supplies a far superior cuisine than any other city
So what are the foods Hoian-tourism recommends trying on a trip to Hoian?
La Plage beach club.
La Plage is just a couple of kilometres away from downtown Hoi An. They are on the far right of An Bang Beach. An Bang beach is the local beach, smaller and less developed and away from all of the resort-going tourists at Cua Dai Beach. Beautiful, quiet, pristine. People who are looking for a relaxing beach experience without a lot of people trying to sell them stuff, generally prefer An Bang to Cua Dai. It’s also closer and a prettier ride out (rice paddies vs busy small streets).
How to get there
Directions from the center of Hoi An:
Find ‘Hai Ba Trung’ street and head out of town. When you get to the big road cross it and you’ll be at An Bang Beach. It’s about 2.5 kilometers – passing through rice paddies. Park on the left at ‘Good Parking’ and walk over to La Plage on the far right.
From Da Nang:
Head south towards Hoi An on the coastal road. A few km out of Hoi An, at the big intersection where you normally turn right into town, take a left and go a few meters ’til you get to the beach. Park on the left at ‘Good Parking’ and walk over to La Plage on the far right.
From Cua Dai:
Head north (towards Da Nang) a couple of kilometres on the big costal road. Take a right into An Bang Beach at the big intersection. Park on the left at ‘Good Parking’ and walk over to La Plage on the far right.
At La Plage you will find the perfect beach side café setting, heaps of lounge chairs, great music, awesome views and the best French Fries (35,000VND) in Vietnam. Try the tofu curry with raisins, cashew nuts, coconut milk and rice (90,000VND) and ask Sam about her chocolate stash from San Fran. You can expect frozen snickers and Nutella baguettes. (Source: Jadeleonard’ s blog)
This Italian-Vietnamese chain restaurant has a good location & cooks a mean pizza. Their pasta is voted by Italian ex-pats as the best choice in town. Try the pumpkin and fetta ravioli (135,000VND) or the minestrone (60,000VND). The wine selection is one of the best in Hoi An. They serve yummy white doughy bread with oil & balsamic vinegar as soon as you are seated.
35 Nguyen Phuc Chu – across the river on An Hoi.
Great ambiance in their upstairs lounge. The best café latte (38,000VND) in Hoi An. Fresh spring rolls, fried spring rolls and a pumpkin and coconut soup.- absolutely divine! Mains were a choice of chicken or fish. Try the chocolate croissants and lemongrass crème brulee. Have desert overlooking the lights of the old town. You will have a perfect view over the old town.
17 LeLoi Street
Streets International is a non-profit organization founded by Sandra and Neal. The restaurant is set up as a 5 star training facility for disadvantaged young people from Hoi An and surrounding areas to come and learn hospitality skills including food preparation, serving and front of house. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere in the café is so happy it’s contagious! While the menu is largely meat orientated, the kitchen staff are always happy to do vegetarian twists on menu items. The bread and butter pudding (45,000VND) is a must try for those who miss their Nan’s home cooked deserts. Eat heartily and know you are supporting some wonderful young people to pursue their dreams of international accreditation in a hospitality career. (Source: Jadeleonard’ s blog)
106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
This is a lovely restaurant specialising in local recipes – from street food, through family favourites to food traditionally served at celebrations. Try their crème caramel (18,000VND), fresh rice paper rolls (45,000VND) which are the best I’ve tasted in Vietnam . The rice paper is made on the spot, not the re-hydrated kind served at most restaurants.
107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Head to this hang out if you’re hanging for some real, unsweetened fresh baked bread. Their veggie burger is righteous, eggs benedict are perfect for upset tummies. Lipton tea with sweet milk was also highly recommended. All breakfasts are served with a generous basket of fresh baked bread rolls, fruit salad, tea or coffee and juice – definitely value for money! (Source: Jadeleonard’ s blog)
Do you know that food is much better when you have local friends who will take you around not just eating food but also discovering local life and having fun? Join Hoi An Food Tour then you can see it. The lovely, enthusiastic, knowledeable and funny guides from Hoi An Food Tour will give you the best insight into Hoi An’s food, culture, history and Hoi An’s life. You will have unforgettable moments during your stay in Hoi An. Have a look at Evening walking food tour for more details.