Hoian Local Food Discovery

Tour Information:

Departure time:Daily 2.pm or 6.pm.

Duration:4 hours.

Our Aodai sisters pick up you at your hotel on the bikes and we help you explore the top 10 best specialties that local peoples daily enjoy them in Hoian.Also on the way to these amazing local food places,you experience the typical local culture,sightseeing,peoples,etc at the hidden alleys that you do not have a chance to reach them but they define the real World Heritage Site.Let join with us to try all these amazing local foods with its own food stories and food cultures also.In case,if you prefer to experience different local dishes in the list of top ten foods must-try in Hoian,we also are happy to assist you with.

1.Hoanh Thanh Chien((Fried Wonton Dumplings) 

Hoanh Thanh Chien may resemble Mexican nachos due its salsa-like topping, but it’s actually a fried wonton dumpling with a variety of meat fillings. Made with rice flour, the wanton is filled with diced pork, shrimp, eggs, and various spices before being deep-fried until golden. Great as a snack or appetizer,Hoanh Thanh Chien is then topped with a mix of sauteed pork, corn, shrimp, tomato roundelay, and coriander leaves.
2.Banh Dap((Vietnamese Rice Crackers) 

Banh Dap is a traditional snack that’s exclusively available at Cam Nam Village, located about 10 minutes away from Hoi An Ancient Town.It’s made by placing a wet rice paper atop a crispy one before layering on some mung bean paste, fried shallots, and chopped spring onions. Finally, another crispy rice paper covers the entire ensemble. It’s also known as smashing rice paper, as you get to crush the banh dap into pieces on the table before enjoying it with some fermented fish sauce with chilies.

3.Bun Thit Nuong((Vermicelli Noodles With Grilled Pork) 

It combines white vermicelli rice noodles, freshly chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber, beansprouts, pickled daikon, basil, chopped peanuts, and mint. The dish is finally topped with sweet and peppery pork (Thit Nuong) slices that are grilled over a charcoal stove. While the dish is quite filling on its own, you also opt for a side of green chili, fresh lettuce, and a peanut-based gravy to mix into the Bun Thit Nuong for extra flavor.

4.Bun Dau Mam Tom((Fried Tofu and Rice Vermicelli with Fermented Shrimp Paste Sauce) 

It is a simple dish of deep-fried tofu, thin rice noodles, cucumber, and fresh herbs. This local delicacy is also served with fermented shrimp paste or mam tom. Do note that this pungent dipping sauce is not for everyone, but you can easily reduce the strong taste with some lime juice and black pepper. The meatless variation is a platter of Bun Dau Mam Tom with steamed pork, beef, fish balls, and mushrooms.

5.Com Ga(Chicken Rice)
It is a hearty ensemble of fragrant rice, shredded village chicken, fresh herbs, black pepper, and chili jam. Originating from China, it’s a very common dish in Southeast Asia, but Hoi An is said to utilize only top quality rice and farm-raised chickens. The rice is also cooked in a mixture of panda leaves, chicken stock and turmeric in wood-fired clay ovens, resulting in its distinctive pale yellow exterior. A standard plate of Com Ga comes with a small bowl of clear soup, dipping sauces, and pickled green chilies.

6.Banh Bao Vac (White Rose Dumplings) 
It is a local appetizer that resembles delicate white roses displayed on a platter. Each dumpling is made by wrapping shrimp or pork filling in flattened rice dough before cooking it in a steamer. Once soft and translucent, Banh Bao Vac is carefully arranged on a flat plate, topped with shallots, and served with a dipping sauce made from shrimp broth, chillies, lemon and sugar.

7.Cao Lau(Rice Noodles With Barbecued Pork, Greens And Croutons) 
Cao Lau is Hoi An’s definitive dish, comprising chewy undo-like rice noodles, Chinese barbecued pork slices, beansprouts, croutons, and fresh herbs in a pork-based gravy. This local delicacy is only available in Hoi An because the noodles can only be cooked using water from well-hidden ancient Cham wells while fresh greens are sourced from Tra Que Vegetable Village.Certain eateries serve their own variation of Cao Lau by adding peanuts, rice crackers, scallions, lime, and chilli jam.

8.Mi Quang((Vietnamese Turmeric Noodles) 

It consists of yellow rice noodles, bone broth seasoned with fish sauce, black pepper, shallot, and garlic, topped with a variety of meat, herbs, and local greens. Traditionally, meat toppings are either chicken, pork, or beef slices, but many restaurants now include squid, boiled quail eggs, snails, and frogs. As with most noodle and rice dishes in Vietnam,My Quang also features lots of fresh herbs and other additions such as basil, peanuts, coriander, sliced banana flowers, and sesame rice crackers.

9.Banh Mi(Vietnamese Baguette) 
Quick and tasty,Banh Mi is one of Vietnam’s quintessential dish that you should never miss out on. This hearty baguette sandwich consists of pickled vegetables, pâté, butter, soy sauce, cilantro, chillies, and hot peppers. Depending on the restaurant or food stall, you can also choose from a variety of meat fillings for your Banh Mi, including Heo Quay (roasted pork belly), Cha Ca (fried fish with turmeric and dill), Cha Lua (boiled sausages), Xiu Mai (meatballs), Thit Ga (boiled chicken), Trung Op La (fried egg), Thit Nuong (grilled pork loin), and Xa Xiu (Chinese barbecued pork).

10.Banh Xeo((Crispy Pancake) 
A typical Vietnamese snack or appetizer, Banh Xeo is made of rice flour, coconut milk, and turmeric, filled with ingredients such as vermicelli noodles, chicken, pork or beef slices, shrimps, sliced onions, beansprouts, and mushrooms. Eat like the locals by wrapping the crispy pancake in mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or rice papers together with mint leaves, and basil, then dip it in fermented peanut sauce.

*Tour include:
-Aodai sister is your personal ride and guide in English speaking.

-Trying up to 10 dishes and one bottle of local beers in your tour

-Tour insurance & nice local farewell gift.

-Photos and videos of the tour sent to you after the tour.

-Vietnamese practical words learning about local food from our Aodai sisters with a lot of funs.

*Tour Price:

– 36 USD/Guest

– Children under 4,complementary.

– Children(4-11),half price.
– Teenagers(12-17),same price with adult.

*Tour Note:

-This is a private tour and we can organize the tour according to your food requests out of our food programs also.

-Your tour payment with us in cash either in USD or Vietnam Dong.
-If you are vegetarian, gluten free, or allergic to any kinds of food, kindly let us know when you book our tours.
-You can call directly to us if you request for last minute booking.