11 Hoi An Food Favorites You Will Love

Are you wondering what to eat in Hoi An during your first visit to Vietnam’s colorful City of Lanterns?

Hoi An tops the wish list of most visitors to Vietnam due to the charming city’s layout filled with flowing canals, yellow-hued buildings and picturesque footbridges.

Read on to discover eleven must-eat Hoi An food favorites that you simply should not miss during your trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cao Lau


It’s the dish most associated with the city. Not only was Cao Lau invented in Hoi An, but a key ingredient is well water from the city’s Ba Le well.

Banh Mi

Banh Mi sandwich in Hoi An is much more than a simple baguette. The best Hoi An Banh Mi shops fill their crispy baguettes with a range of ingredients including both meats and vegetables.


Mi Quang

In Hoi An, stalls serve bowls filled with thick square rice noodles (as opposed to the flat Fettucine-like noodles found in Da Nang), meat or seafood, broth and greens.


White Rose Dumplings

A White Rose Dumpling is a delicate steamed dumpling made with rice flour and a savory shrimp filling.


Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo are sizzling cakes flavored with turmeric and filled with ingredients like shrimp, pork and other bean sprouts.


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