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    Quan Tam Ro: eat where the locals eat

    by richiecdisc Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    local delicacy, cau lau

    Quan Tam Ro was the true find of Hoi An when it came to food. We had already tried and been disappointed with the city delicacy, cao lau but this place’s version reaffirmed our faith in seeking out not only local foods, but truly authentic eating places to try them. We happened across it one afternoon walking just on the edge of the old town when we wanted to have a snack. Don't be put off by the simple exterior or interior, the food is great and the people who run it authentically welcoming.

    Favorite Dish: Cao lau is a Ho An specialty of flat doughy noodles mixed up with bean sprouts, assorted greens, deep fried wonton dough and sliced roasted pork. We had tried it just the day before but this one put our first exposure to shame; it was just fantastic. We also discovered the best place in town for ice coffee and this lead us to having breakfast here every morning too. The prices were great and the owner was very friendly. Why not, we seemed to go there at least once a day and generally twice once we discovered his strange but tasty version of banana pancakes. Prices are very reasonable too. A breakfast of baguettes, eggs and ice coffee for two was 45,000 dong (less than three dollars). Banana pancakes with ice coffee for two was 27000 dong (less then two dollars. Cao lau was not much more.

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    local's front yard: a good idea to get out of town

    by richiecdisc Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    D ready for another culinary surprise

    Sometimes people ask me how I got so lucky when they meet Doreen and I generally smile and say it’s my cooking. It’s an inside joke between us but there is some truth to all good jokes. One thing she loves about me is my passion for trying local foods and our first trips together were filled with lots of what we call “snacking around.” What this entails is walking around as any traveler does, taking photos and enjoying the sights but always with our eyes (and noses) open for culinary offers. This place was just a few tables and chairs outside someone’s house. We noticed some young girls having a snack so we asked if we could try some too. They gladly obliged.

    Favorite Dish: What we had we later found out was called banh dap. It was a crispy rice wafer on the outside with a gluey rice crepe of sorts on the inside. You dipped the tasty morsels into a fiery chili squid sauce that had roasted garlic on prominent display. It was yummy and came with free tea too. It was only 4000 dong (25 cents) for enough for the two of us.

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    Miss Ly Cafeteria 22: the Chinese influences are apparent

    by richiecdisc Written Jan 25, 2005

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    white roses & fried wontons

    This local institution has become a bit of a tourist attraction and though it might mean you are not the only non-Vietnamese in the place, it does mean someone speaks English so ordering is a lot easier than the old point and eat. The interior is quite nice in an old world sort of way and its Old Town location is quite convenient when out sightseeing.

    Favorite Dish: When in Hoi An you should try both fried wontons and white roses and these local delicacies are reasonably priced here. The fried wontons are not the deep fried variety you get in the States but a nicely sautéed version more akin to pot stickers and very tasty indeed. The white roses are shrimp wrapped up like dumplings in dough and steamed. I found the shrimp a bit small but they were nonetheless yummy. The food and a beers came to 68,000 dong (a little over $4).

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    Han Huyen Restaurant: watching the river flow

    by richiecdisc Updated May 1, 2007

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    lovely location to people watch

    This had tourist trap written all over it. The location was too good to be true and as you can see from the photo, it was just too cute a place to not take a photo of. I most likely would never have given it a try but I noticed its strategic location near the footbridge and had to go in for a few photos if nothing else.

    Favorite Dish: Since we had not planned on actually eating here, we went in on a full stomach and just ordered some beers. I was surprised to find the prices reasonable and the vantage point of the riverside seating was fantastic for taking photos of conical hat clad locals biking across the nearby bridge.

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    Floating Restaurant (Han Huyen)

    by SirRichard Updated Oct 2, 2003

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    Nice, isn't it?

    This lovely restaurant is just in the middle of the river, U can't get lost! They serve breakfast, though I found it very nice for dinners. Just be careful when is windy, it might move too much and you can get seasick for dessert!
    Near the An Hoy footbridge.

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    Brothers Cafe: Like you are on a movie set, dinner on the river

    by uaflightgirl Written Nov 18, 2006

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    This place is amazing, one of those places you go for the ambience, but the food and service is just as great. Its on the river, make a reservation so you can get a table on the water. This place makes you feel like you are on a movie set, or in the middle of a pirates of carribean ride. There are lights in the trees, and candles on the tables, very romantic. The food was great, a little pricey for vietnam, but worth the splurge. It its out of your budget, just go for a drink. We paid about $25 us dollars for 2 meals, drinks, dessert.

    Favorite Dish: My friend had the crab, messy to eat, really good though.

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    The Banana Cafe: GREAT dining with the BEST VIEW in Town...

    by Greggor58 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Banana Cafe,84 Bac Dang Sreet,Hoi An,Vietnam.
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    This small restaurant is located just across the street from the Thu Bon River...provided some great views of the local people coming and going...also the steady stream of tourists visiting the Old Quarter of Hoi An while eating some reliably good food.if you're lucky when you arrive you can have a street side table...We were able to watch business transactions between tourist and vendor...boat rides being sold..and activity on the river..It was quite an entertaining place to hang out at.

    It serves up local cuisine and the odd Western staple...The service was fine...its not Five Star dining...but the restaurant is clean and the food was good...

    We discovered it the first day we arrived here...and inevitably because of the good food,we visited daily while we were here..and more often than not....we had a table at street side...More than once while sitting there...we brought them some business when people would approach to check out the menu just outside the front of the restaurant...we'd encourage them to come in...assuring them that the food was good...We never did get our kick back though..as we thought we should have been entitled to..

    Favorite Dish: I had a small variety of foods from the Banana...they make a GREAT sandwich served up on a small baguette...vegetables fresh and crisp...served with cucumber and lettuce....my only requirement...HOLD THE MAYO please...No sauces like this for me please.

    The vegetable noodle soup was chocked full of fresh veggies...and served piping hot.The crab and asparagus soup was also a favorite...

    Crispy Fried won-ton served hot and delicious...filled with crab and a tomato sauce and seasoned well especially with cilantro...

    Most everything that we ordered of the menu was delicious...plain and simple....Pricing was more than fair...nothing except the fresh squeezed orange juice would be considered expensive..

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    Cafe Can: A beautiful setting along the riverside

    by betska Written Aug 30, 2008

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    We were attracted by the pleasant setting here. Views of the river, candle-lit tables and it was busy.
    We tried the special set menu. This included an assortment of local Hoi An specialties:
    Fried wontons, White Rose (steamed dumplings stuffed with shrimp), fish cooked in banana leaves and a very good squid dish cooked with lime, lemon and peanuts. Finished off with creme caramel for desert. We enjoyed this meal very much. US$5 each.

    Favorite Dish: I'd kill to go back for more of that squid!

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    Huynh Quang Thoi - 19 Quan An: No Better Food! No Better Beer! No Better Value!

    by Brisvegaskid Written Jan 3, 2007

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    Don't be fooled - for great food, this is it!

    This was a fantastic place. It has a concrete floor and very ordinary decor but let me tell the food is out of this world, it's cheap and the beer is 3000 dong for a pot (that's a large glass) and that is less than US 20 cents. The people are very friendly and you can amuse yourselves reading the exercise books they keep filled with the comments of various tourists.

    You can't miss it. There's a big silver beer keg out the front.

    Favorite Dish: The pork hotpot. Or the spring rolls. The White Roses (rice dumplings with pork) were also fantastic. We also had seafood hotpot another day. And noodles...whatever you pick, I can tell you it's great. We had Christmas lunch here..

    Just don't order too much at once. Try a bit at a time. For most stomachs, there is a limit. You can always order more later...!

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    Mermaid Restaurant: Good Seafood

    by King_Golo Updated Sep 28, 2008

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    Hoi An is famous for its fresh seafood, especially the so-called "White Rose", i.e. steamed shrimps wrapped in rice paper. One of the best places to enjoy it is the Mermaid Restaurant. Situated in Hoi An's center, it is very popular among tourists, but prices are ok.

    Favorite Dish: Mermaid's offers very good shrimps and squidfish

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    Cao Lau@ Trung Bac

    by muddybok Written Sep 13, 2004

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    Trung Bac

    Cao Lau can be easily found in most Vietnam cities. I was first introduced to Cao Lau at Hoi An, and i like those that serve in Trung Bac.

    Trung Bac is an authentic local restaurant with more than 100 years of history. The furnishing may not look so old, but you'll fell very at home dining here.

    P/s: My taste may differ from yours, so please don't hold me liable for anything.

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    King Restaurant: Good local food

    by betska Updated Aug 30, 2008

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    A very unassuming little cafe.
    We had breakfast here when we first arrived while waiting to check in to our hotel next door. The banana pancakes were good.
    We enjoyed it so much, we came back again for lunch.

    Favorite Dish: The Hoi An speciality "Cao Lau". Flat noodles mixed with bean sprouts, greens, slices of pork and topped with croutons served in a large bowl full of broth. Delicious. A must to try while in Hoi An.

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    Dac San...: Coffee Hang Out...

    by Greggor58 Written Feb 20, 2010

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    Dac San,89 Tran Phu Street,Hoi An,Vietnam.
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    This charming street side restaurant in the Old Quarter was to be our coffee hang out...in addition to "The BEST COFFEE IN VIETNAM"...it reputedly serves up GREAT banh xeo, cao lau...dishes that are peculiar to Hoi An...more about that later..we didn't ever eat here...but stopped on our way through to sit and relax while our coffees were being brewed..

    We stopped here more than once for great coffee and a street side view of all of the comings and goings of Old Town Hoi An...

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    Mermaid: Picture Menu

    by leffe3 Written Oct 4, 2004

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    One of the perennial favourites of Hoi An. Found on the main road just behind the market, its a delightful open-fronted cafe/restaurant. Casual, easy going, menus have the pictures to help you decide. Not easy because they all look delicious! Great for lunch or a very atmospheric dinner (candles on the tables)

    Favorite Dish: Generally went for seafood, although all was good that we tasted here!

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    Restaurants by the river front

    by SirRichard Written Sep 29, 2003

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    The riverside

    On the opposite side of the Thu Bon River you can find many local restaurants with nice terraces looking to the old town. Sunset is a perfect moment to sit there, and enjoy a drink or a delicious meal.
    To get there you will have to cross one of the 2 bridges from the old city.

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