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Various Food Stalls – Hoi An

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

So it took us a few days, but we finally jumped into the food stalls. Tried the cao lau (average) in the market as well as some sort of fried pancake (dry). The best food in the market was from a lady in the corner by the food stalls who had several customers sitting on those tiny plastic stools ubiquitous throughout Asia. She served us noodles in a spicy sauce with fresh crunchy cucumbers (the best cucumbers I have ever had really). All for 10,000 VD. Near the bus station, there is another popular food stall located beside a local bakery where they were making the ubiquitous delicious french baguettes, pulling them out of the wood oven likely by the hundreds. The adjacent food stall served the best spicy soup with fish and some sort of clear noodle (mung bean? rice? ) accompanied by a fresh baguette from next door. Gave cao lau another try at yet another food stall near the station – everyone definitely has their own take on this dish although the combo of rice and egg noodles is a constant – again it was only average.

The Banh Mi (vietnamese subs) are wicked as long as you have no problems with mystery meat. The baguettes are fresh and the filling is tasty – what else do you need?

Food stalls are a must try in Vietnam but I would stick to the busy ones only.

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