The very first Vietnamese dish I had in my life is Pho – Beef Noodles. That particular night on the 2nd day of my trip in Hoi An, Vietnam, I was craving for Pho.
After chilling along the river, we headed back to hotel for a bath before going out to hunt for dinner!! We cycled to Hoi An town centre and found ourselves in a small area with 3 food stalls selling local food at a cheaper price compared to the cafes/restaurants around. Well, the main reason I decided to get our dinner there was because the stalls serve Pho!
I noticed the sign there and immediately went on and get a seat ordering my bowl of beef noodles while the girlfriend ordered Cao Lau instead.
In less than 5 minutes, our dish were served on the table and we quickly took a few pictures before we start to eat!
Well, we enjoyed the food very much. The bowl of beef noodles was better than what I’ve expected. The clear soup base were made to perfection and the slices of beef are just nice! On the other hand, the slices of pork served in the bowl of Cao Lau was tasty as well. One thing i noticed that the noodles they used there aren’t as oily as the Kuey Teow we have here in Malaysia, which is why I liked it really much. If you have chance to visit Hoi An, perhaps you want to remember the faces in the picture below and try out their food, awesome stuffs!
Next, we cycled around the town and saw this particular cafe with quite a lot of customers. Stepped in and saw that they have spring rolls, without any hesitation, we ordered a plate of spring roll and waited patiently for it to come. Sad to say, it wasn’t as good as the ones we had on the first day. Prolly because that there are different types of spring rolls served there and coincidentally, we don’t fancy this specific one.
The last dish we had that night was this – Chao Vit. A common dish in the town of Hoi An, Chao Vit is a bowl of porridge served with duck meat. Don’t look down on this bowl of porridge, it’s extremely delicious and it’s 1 of my favorite food for this trip. The broth cooked along with the duck meat will be mixed with the porridge itself and it really spice up the dish. Eating it while it’s hot is the best thing you can do!!
Both me and the girlfriend had 2 bowls of Chao Vit through out our 3 days 3 nights stay in Hoi An town. Hehehe.
Above are a few more pictures featuring Hoi An town centre at night. Shops in the town normally close around 9-10PM. If you plan to visit the town & have nothing to do when the shops close, you can walk to the river and you’ll reach a bridge with colorful lanterns. A lot of tourists frequent that place during the night. It’s quite a scene.
Will talk more about the bridge soon with more pictures!!