UNESCO world heritage listed Hoi An’s restaurants and street side eateries offer a tasty snapshot of traditional Vietnamese food. The town’s ancient feel and languid pace of life seem almost tailor-made for long meals and culinary exploration. For the food-loving traveller, Hoi An should be high on your Southeast Asian to do list.
These are the very best traditional Vietnamese foods in Hoi An.
Com Ga Hoi An
This fluffy, oh-so-chickeny dish is a staple of daily life in Hoi An. Com Ga – or Chicken Rice, as English speakers know it – consists of succulent shredded chicken over a bed of fluffy white rice cooked in chicken stock, often with a hint of turmeric for colour. The chef sprinkles shredded papaya, spring onions and peppermint on top and adds a side of chilli sauce before serving.
Those looking for a taste of Com Ga Hoi An won’t need to go far – from street side food stalls to upscale Hoi An restaurants, each has their take on the perfect Com Ga combination.
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