The food in Hoi An, Da Nang, and Hue nearly rivaled the quality of meals in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Central Vietnam definitely knows how to eat right. Check out some of the pictures of my meals below to see some real Vietnamese food.
Enjoying the Food in Hoi An, Da Nang, and Hue
Some of the tips I received while I was in Central Vietnam involved trying certain dishes in the different cities. For instance, in Hoi An, I was told to go the central food market and get Cao Lau. Personally, I didn’t think it was very good. But it is something you need to try, as the dish originated in Hoi An. Some of the other places I really enjoyed in Hoi An were Com Ga (Ty) and Banh Mi Phuong.
In Da Nang, the only recommended place I visited was Mi Quang 1A, which had really good Mi Quang. I also tried Bun Cha Ca nearby the same area. To be fair, I am not a huge fish guy, so I thought it was only okay. Our favorite street food in Da Nang was at the cross section of Ngo Gia Tu Street and Pasteur Street. We found full meals for 25,000 Dong ($1.10).
Hue Central Vietnamese Food FTW
Overall, Hue had the best food Vietnamese food in Central Vietnam. Some of the meals we indulged in here included Bun Bo Hue (from multiple locations), Banh Beo, Banh Cuon, Banh Khoai, and Nem Lui. My favorite meal was in the Dong Ba Market, where we stumbled upon a stand where I got to eat like kings for $2. Do not pass up Dong Ba Market! There were also two other specific restaurants I ate at, one with amazing Bun Thit Nuong and one with amazing Nem Lui and Banh Khoai. I forget the names for now and will return with an update when I find them.
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