Hoi an & Hue – Food and Drink

Hoi An Food

Hoi An food has some unique specialities, many of these foods can only be found in Hoi An so should be tried when visiting. As well as Vietnamese dishes we have included some of the more popular Western restaurants as well for when you are needing a break from Asian cuisine.

Cơm Gà – Chicken rice

Cơm gà is literally translated to chicken rice. It is one of the local delicacies Hoi An is famous for. Rice is cooked in chicken stock with some tumeric to give it a nice golden yellow. If you are trying chicken rice, give gỏi gà or chicken salad a go. It is a mix of young papaya, onion, and carrot which gives the dish a nice crunch. Don’t expect much meat though,. In Vietnam, good chicken are the ones on the leaner side. It is juicy, but there’s not enough of it.

com ga hoi an

Add – 21B Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 30k – 50k

Cháo Nghêu – Clam Congee

Cháo is rice cooked to a mushy consistency like porridge. This one in particular, rice is cooked in a pork rib and clam broth giving it the richness and slight sweetness. Fried crispy shallots and a handful of black pepper is then added to complete the flavour.

Cháo nghêu cô Gió Hội An

Add – Biển An Bàng, Cẩm An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 30K – 50K

Mì Quảng – Hoi An Noodles

Mi Quang, like cao lau, is native to the central Vietnam cuisine. Mì Quảng, translated to noodles from Quảng province, is a combination of flat rice noodles, with beef, chicken, or fish, a handful of roasted peanuts, and some sesame crackers. You can find mì quảng during breakfast, lunch, and dinner time.

mi quang

Add – 71 Trần Hưng Đạo, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 25K – 35K

Banh Mi – Lien

Banh Mi Lien is one of the best hidden banh mi in Hoi An, and it is just around the corner from our shop. Her bánh mì ốp la pate is just the perfect balance between the savoury-ness and the fresh-ness of Trà Quế herb.

banh mi hoi an

Add – 255 Cửa Đại, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 12K – 20K

Banh Mi – Madam Khanh

The most famous banh mi shop in Hoi An. If you have travelled to different parts of Vietnam, you will find each region has their own version of bánh mì. Central bánh mì’s have this distinct umami that comes from dried caramelised  tiny little fish that you are less likely to see in bánh mì in the South and North. They also have less cold cuts, and since Hội An is famous for fresh herbs from Trà Quế village, bánh mì in Hội An use A LOT more herbs than anywhere else.

banh mi madam khanh

Add – 115 Trần Cao Vân, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 30K – 50K

Hủ tiếu Nam Vang A Huy

Vietnamese cuisine, so it is a lot more prevelant in the South. You can find them everywhere in Sai Gon and the best one are open after 10pm! It is a thin noodle thread made from rice flour. A bowl of hu tieu can also have yellow egg noodle to it, in which case it is a called hủ tiếu mì. It is served in bone broth with a minced pork, fried shallots, and an assortment of herbs. We highly recommend giving it a try.

hoi an food


Add – 21B Thái Phiên, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 35k – 60k

Cô Bé – Steamed Rice Cake

These Royal Cakes is a Hue speciality. The lady that runs this place is from Hue! These little cakes are steamed rice flour with different toppings. Some are soft and some are on the chewy side  Ask for 1 DĨA THẬP CẨM and see which one is your favourite!

hoi an food

Add – 115 Nguyễn Trường Tộ, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 30k – 50k

Hue Food

The Hue food is famous in Vietnam. Hue itself is known for being the seat of the royalty in the past and the food is often called the royal cuisine. There is many unique dishes here some of which are very famous and some less so.

Bún Bò Hue – Hue Noodles

You cannot say you have been to Hue if you never tried Bun Bo Hue. Bun Bo Hue is the essence and the highlight of Hue culinary landscape, with thick rice noodle. spicy broth, and pig trotters. Bun Bo Hue is truly the unsung hero of not just Hue cuisine, but Vietnam as a whole.

Add – 26 Nguyễn Công Trứ, Phú Hội, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – 30k – 50k

Bún, Cơm, Cháo Hến & Bánh Lọc Huế – Clam noodle, soup, rice & royal Hue cake

This is the one we recommend for trying anything clam! They’re DIRT CHEAP and great for sharing !

Add – 40, kiet 7 Ưng Bình tổ 19, Vỹ Dạ, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – 15k – 30k

Bánh ướt – Steamed rice crepe with crispy pork

Bánh ướt is a thin, steamed rice batter with little to no flavour. usually paired with something like crispy pork and a sweet and salty nước chấm. It is more popular in the central than anywhere else!

Add – 02 & 04, 2 Điện Biên Phủ, Vĩnh Ninh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – 70k

Bánh Canh Cá Lóc – Tapioca noodle with fish

Tapioca noodle is made from the same starch as the balls from boba tea! They are THICK and on the chewy side, and are served with broth and chunks of fillet fish! Like any Hue dish, the flavour is not full without a handful of chili or even better, sautee chili.

Add – 6 Điện Biên Phủ, Vĩnh Ninh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – 20k – 30k

Below is our map showing the location of the above Hoi An & Hue food, drinks as well as some sightseeing places to visit whilst in Vietnam, you can see more details about them on the link below.

To open this map into Google maps just click the square in top right.

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