Hoi An street food surprised us with our first (but not last) lunch in the central Vietnam city. Check out our video to see more of Hoi An and its famous rice noodle dish, Mi Quang.
We didn’t expect a lot from the food in Hoi An. We anticipated the culinary selection to be dumbed down for the hordes of tourists who come to this lovely city known for its yellow buildings and multi-colored lanterns. Needless to say, we were wrong. Dead wrong.
We started our Hoi An food journey with dinner at upscale Mango Mango and then continued it with Cao Lau, a local noodle dish, for breakfast at the city’s Central Market Food Hall. However, we found our true happy place when we ate lunch while sitting on little bitty stools and eating Mi Quang, a local Hoi An street food.
We weren’t previously familiar with Mi Quang, but we quickly found out that the Central Vietnam dish has a mixture of thick rice noodles, protein, broth and greens. Even though we ate on the street and couldn’t communicate with the vendor beyond pointing and smiling, our bowls were luxuriously loaded with shrimp, pork belly, quail eggs and peanuts in additional to the standard rice noodles, greens and broth. Yes, it’s fair to say that there was a good bit of smiling as we ate Mi Quang.
Grab your chop sticks in solidarity and watch our video to learn more about Mi Quang, our first Hoi An street food meal.
Hoi An Street Food – Mi Quang Video
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We ate this Hoi An street food at an unnamed stall on Thai Phien directly across the street from Thanh Cao Lau.